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Black officials say they don't want Trump 'to tell us what civil rights means in Mississippi'
The head of the NAACP and two black congressmen, including prominent civil rights leader John Lewis, say they were not present for Saturday's opening of the nation's newest civil rights museum because President Donald Trump was there. “We take this stand out of respect for our heroes and ancestors
The Latest: Some refuse to attend museum opening with Trump
Officials who refuse to participate in the opening of a civil rights museums in Mississippi with President Donald Trump Saturday are planning their own event to address the "contradiction" of Trump's attendance
With Trump, some African Americans to skip Mississippi event
Many in Mississippi's African-American community had waited decades for a civil rights museum, but will skip the museum's Saturday opening because President Donald Trump is coming.
Civil rights icon skipping museum opening
President Trump's expected attendance at the opening of a civil rights museum in Jackson, Mississippi this weekend has led one of the country's top civil rights heroes to boycott the event.
Civil rights icon skipping museum opening because President Trump is expected to attend
President Trump ’s expected attendance at the opening of a civil rights museum in Jackson, Mississippi this weekend has led one of the country’s top civil rights heroes to boycott the event. Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis , an organizer in the 1963 March on Washington who has served 16 terms in
John Lewis to skip civil rights museum opening due to Trump
U.S. Rep John Lewis says he won't speak at the opening of Mississippi civil rights and history museums, calling it intolerable that President Donald Trump will attend
Detentions spike, border arrests fall in Trump's first year
Border Patrol arrests plunge to 45-year low; deportation arrests spike in Trump's first year in office
Trump admin weighing cuts to Coast Guard, TSA to fund border wall
The Trump administration is considering cuts to the Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration , Secret Service and FEMA -- including cuts to several notable national security and emergency response initiatives -- to help fund the president’s border wall and deportation efforts, according
Trump asks black reporter to schedule meeting with Congressional Black Caucus
President Donald Trump raised eyebrows Thursday afternoon when he asked a black reporter at a free-wheeling press conference to arrange a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus . “Do you want to set up the meeting?" Trump asked April Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly Defends Travel Ban but Regrets Quick Rollout
In his first appearance before Congress as secretary of Homeland Security , John Kelly called President Trump's executive order on immigration "lawful and constitutional" but said he should have delayed the order's rollout "just a bit" so that members of Congress could be prepared. "The thinking