- Aislinn Pulley, a leader of Black Lives Matter Chicago, declined to attend a meeting with Obama and Civil Rights activists
- Obama met with the Rev. Al Sharpton and the head of the NAACP among others
- Sharpton slammed Republican efforts to delay the confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice
Washington (CNN)Civil rights activists met at the White House on Thursday with President Barack Obama, though a leader from Black Lives Matter, who was listed as an expected attendee, blasted the White House for organizing a photo-op without addressing real problems for minority communities.