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White Supremacist Jeff Sessions Issues Directive Not To Close Private Prisons

AFRICANGLOBE - White supremacist Attorney General Jeff Sessions has revoked a directive established during the Obama administration about phasing out the use of private prisons.

Notorious White Supremacist Jeff Sessions Confirmed As US Attorney General

AFRICANGLOBE - The US Senate confirmed Jeff Sessions as attorney general Wednesday, despite fierce debate about his civil rights record. On Tuesday night, it turned ugly. Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sternly rebuked Democrat Elizabeth Warren for reading a letter written by the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. that criticized Sessions's civil rights record. In 1986, Coretta Scott King wrote a letter to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging senators to reject Sessions's nomination as a federal judge. "Mr Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by Black citizens," King wrote.

Are We Seeing A Repeat Of Redemption, The Post-Civil War White...

AFRICANGLOBE - Black folks are you scared yet? You should be. During his presidential campaign Donald Trump promised to “take care of our African-American people” and now Trump is following through in his own special way. In all, this moment feels like a 21st-century version of the Redemption era — the period of white backlash and terrorism against Black people immediately after Reconstruction that put an end to the freedoms and democratic gains that followed the end of the Civil War.

11 Reasons Why Jeff Sessions Should Never Be Attorney General

AFRICANGLOBE - During his decade as a federal prosecutor in Alabama — a state with an dark history of racism and voter suppression — Jeff Sessions embarked on a witch hunt targeting civil rights workers who were registering elderly Black voters and helping them get absentee ballots. He unsuccessfully charged three organizers, including a former aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with so many counts of voter fraud that they would have served 100 year sentences if convicted.

Trump Just Picked Notorious Racist Jeff Sessions To Become Attorney General

AFRICANGLOBE - Back in the mid-1980s, when Sessions was a U.S. attorney, Reagan nominated him to become a federal judge. But during the nomination process, allegations emerged that Sessions had called a Black attorney “boy”; that he suggested a white civil rights lawyer was a race traitor; that he joked he liked the Ku Klux Klan until he found out they smoked marijuana; and that he referred to civil rights groups as “un-American” organizations trying to “force civil rights down the throats of people who were trying to put problems behind them.”