Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., said the Congressional Black Caucus has been fair to President Trump, but his record of nominations is poor. She said the nomination of Thomas Farr of North Carolina has spent his entire career "working against the rights of African Americans." Norton said Farr must not be confirmed on Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., explained the recent history of the Eastern District of North Carolina. He said President Trump's nominee Thomas Farr is "probably the most unqualified, insensitive, uninformed, incompetent attorney. ... Thomas Farr is not only academically unqualified for this position, but he is racially insensitive."
President Donald Trump denied in a tweet on Thursday that he asked during a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than people from places like Norway. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) responded to the tweet on camera, confirming that the president did use those words.
Video: Students from local universities share their experience being in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an executive order which has protected nearly 800,000 young adult unauthorized immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work legally since 2012, during a protest organized by Alerta Migratoria NC against the Trump administration's decision to end the program at CCB Plaza in Durham on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman speaks to a large crowd about “resisting in peace” and shameful gerrymandering before attendees file into the NC General Assembly to watch the legislature’s special session.
Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases - first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a "bill of love," then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.
Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, the new leader of the N.C. NAACP gives his views on race relations in the South and his thoughts about U.S. President Donald Trump during an interview at the News & Observer in Raleigh on Jan. 8, 2018.