Determined to get his border wall, the President announced his intention to declare a national emergency despite opposition.
Sisters Nikki Howard and Jaqi Wright were both furloughed by the federal government. Now they're owners of a budding cheesecake business.
Rep. Maxine Waters Still Isn't Here For Trump's SOTU Address, While Other Democrats Remain Cautiously Hopeful
As House Democrats continue to celebrate their majority and diversity, one thing remains clear to all of them: another shutdown cannot happen.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to give his State of the Union Address on Feb. 5.
It is unclear when the State of the Union address will take place, even after Trump and Democrats reached a temporary agreement to reopen the government.
The IRS has summoned workers back as the filing season draws close, but it seems as if many are unwilling (and/or unable) to report for work after already missing two paychecks.
Speaker Nanci Pelosi made it clear that the House would refuse to authorize Trump to give a State of the Union address in the House Chamber until the shutdown ends.
As we approach the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, the U.S. government remains closed for business. So far, more than 800,000 federal workers have missed a paycheck, and residents […]
A Black furloughed employee with NASA speaks out about the ongoing government shutdown. ESSENCE also reports on other Black federal employees who are trying to cope while in financial crisis.
We’re now living in the longest government shutdown in American history, thanks to President Donald Trump. Previously, the longest government shutdown took place under President Bill Clinton between 1995 and […]
As the government shutdown enters its’ fourth week—and with no end in sight—many are wondering if the government shutdown will end in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The current […]
Trump Throws Tantrum And Leaves Shutdown Meeting After Failing To Threaten Democrats Into Funding A Border Wall
It appears as if the Democrats have finally found a sliver of a backbone and President Trump found out just as much just yesterday; when Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that […]
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) slammed Trump for drawing out the shutdown, "another...generated crisis," while several thousand workers run the risk of never seeing back pay.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged President Trump to "stop holding the American people hostage" and "stop manufacturing a crisis."