Our show on Tuesday, January 31st, 12:00-1:00 PM, ET, will focus on the executive orders issued by the Trump Administration since taking office and the massive protests throughout the nation and worldwide in the streets and airports! And we will examine how this year’s Black History Month is very special as so many of the advances secured by African American ancestors are now under attack, including Voting Rights.
Joining the show as our featured guest is Dr. Elsie L. Scott, founding director of the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University. Formerly, the Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Dr. Scott is one of nation’s preeminent political analysts and scholars.
February is Black History Month and this year with the on-going threat by the new Trump Administration and in the states to voting rights and other civil rights gains we need to consider celebrating in a more activist manner to galvanize our strengths. Our nation remains very uninformed on the history of African Americans, from Africa, to Slavery, Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and in the 21st Century. What role will the new National Museum of African American History and Culture play in this year’s recognition of Black History Month? What can you the listener do to teach Black history and culture not only this February but year long?
As this is the second year of the International Decade of People of African Descent, how should Black History Month incorporate the African Diaspora?
Another major subject for this week’s show is the ramifications of the first two weeks of the Trump Administration. Immediately upon taking office, President Donald Trump began issuing wide ranging executive orders covering gag orders on global reproductive rights; Keystone and Dakota Pipelines; National Security Council and Homeland Security Council; lobbyist restrictions for federal officials; TPP; hiring freeze; border wall and Muslim Ban! He has blamed his loss of the popular vote on unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud and threatened an executive order requiring an investigation into this.
The overwhelming national and global uprisings in opposition to these actions have been swift, expansive and loud! Grassroots anger has demanded a swift and immediate response by congressional officials.
As many Muslims are African and of African descent, the Muslim ban against entry of nationals from the African nations of Libya, Sudan and Somalia into the US has hit these communities hard. Major hardship was incurred by many Muslim travelers as a result of this hastily enacted unconstitutionally discriminatory ban. Courts have issued temporary injunctions against the Muslim ban. Congress is set to take up legislation to rescind this policy. Even Republicans are calling for a revamping of the order.
Lastly, we will update our audience on President Trump’s cabinet nominees including Jefferson B. Session for Attorney General.
Our show will discuss these issues and more!
Be sure to listen live on Tuesday, January 31st, 12:00-1:00 PM, ET, in the DC Metro Region on WOL 1450 AM and worldwide on the Internet at www.BarbaraArnwine.com.
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