Can Trump woo African Americans?

Can Trump woo African Americans?

For two nights in a row, the sea of humanity packed into the Republican National Convention has been overwhelmingly white with African American faces few and far between. The party that gave the world the first black US secretary of state in Colin Powell and the first African

American woman secretary of state in Condoleezza Rice has been accused of alienating black voters and one man in particular is getting the blame: Donald Trump. “I can’t speak for the whole community but I can speak for me and he has turned me off,” says black retiree and Hillary Clinton supporter Gloria Bivins attending a civil rights convention in Ohio.

The billionaire Republican nominee has insulted immigrants, Muslims, women and the handicapped, and been accused of playing coy with white supremacists, doing nothing to win over the descendants of slavery.  Read more

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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