• Detroit’s African-Americans cast cynical eye on Trump

    Detroit’s African-Americans cast cynical eye on Trump

    Donald Trump visits Detroit Saturday insisting he is the change agent that America’s blackest big city needs in the White House, but residents have a message for the Republican presidential nominee: Not buying it.

    Many here acknowledge that Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president, has fallen short in improving conditions in blighted communities.

    But in interviews ahead of the Republican flagbearer’s scheduled appearance at a black church, several African-American Detroiters told AFP they were adamant that Trump is not the answer.

    “We […]

  • Trump says Democrats have ‘betrayed’ African-Americans

    Trump says Democrats have ‘betrayed’ African-Americans

    Donald Trump made a pitch to African-American voters, saying Democrats had “betrayed” them and pledged he would revitalize impoverished urban communities.

    His comments at a rally in the Midwestern state of Wisconsin came as something of a surprise from the Republican candidate who until now has done little to endear himself to minorities.

    With polls showing the bombastic billionaire trailing his White House opponent Hillary Clinton overall and in battleground states, it appeared Trump was trying to expand his support base beyond […]