The transition: Obama to Trump

As Obama departs, black youth question place in Trump’s America

Keith Bedford/Globe staff

Black youth in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Boston are confronting the paradox of President Obama’s historic ascension and the start of the Donald Trump era.

// Cabinet picks tend to lack one thing: Expertise

Of the 14 department heads that Donald Trump has nominated so far, six have not logged significant federal government experience.

// On King holiday, Trump meets with civil rights leader’s son

The president-elect reached out to members of the African-American community who have been alarmed by his rhetoric and his policies.


// Incumbency, in black and white

The daunting nature of Tito Jackson’s challenge for Boston mayor has been made clear in recent days.

// Warren won’t say Trump is ‘legitimate president’

Elizabeth Warren decried President-elect Donald Trump’s negative comments about civil rights hero John Lewis.

// How far should state leaders go in reforming justice?

State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz castigated leaders for dragging their feet in fixing the criminal justice system.

// Clark says she’s received ‘positive’ reaction to her boycott of inauguration

Congresswoman Katherine Clark is one of about two dozen members of Congress who said they would protest Donald Trump’s win.

// Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in Obamacare replacement plan

Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law.

// Thousands protest health care repeal at Faneuil Hall

A crowd estimated at more than 6,000 denounced plans to revoke President Obama’s signature health care law.

Opinion | Elizabeth Warren

// The GOP’s strategy for Obamacare? Repeal and run.

There’s no magic wand we can wave to simply snap back to our old system if Republicans decide to rip up the Affordable Care Act and run away.

Adrian Walker

// Donald Trump picked the wrong foil in civil rights hero John Lewis

A tweetstorm is not likely to make Lewis go away. He’s faced much worse.

// Obama warns not to ‘underestimate’ Trump in ‘60 Minutes’ interview

The outgoing president acknowledged it’s been an ‘‘unusual’’ transition, adding, ‘‘I suspect the president-elect would agree with that.’’

// Trump asks if outgoing CIA chief was leaker of ‘fake news’

Donald Trump appeared to suggest that John Brennan may have been behind the publication last week of unverified and salacious intelligence.

// Many state boards plagued by vacancies

One woman on the African-American Advisory Commission died last spring, but is still listed as a member.

// Church is urged to hear MLK’s words as wisdom for today

Former City Councilor Charles Yancey gave the Martin Luther King Lecture Sunday in Copley Square.

//[1].jpg Knitting protesters grab back at Trump with pink cat hats

These cheeky pink hats will appear by the thousands at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.

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Education nominee Betsy DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism

DeVos will appear Tuesday before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

Cabinet picks tend to lack one thing: Expertise

Of the 14 department heads that Donald Trump has nominated so far, six have not logged significant federal government experience.

Political Happy Hour: January 16, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Chang-Diaz takes aim at Beacon Hill leadership | Warren dances around Trump ‘legitimate president’ question | ‘The Drum Major Instinct’

Springsteen cover band pulls out of Trump inaugural event

B Street Band leader Willie Forte said Monday that the decision is based ‘‘solely on the respect and gratitude we have for Bruce and the E Street Band.’’

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Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

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