Immigration, News / July 6, 2020 Court Decision on Asylum Seekers Resonates with Washington Area Latinos

By Énoa Gibson A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration cannot prevent Central American migrants from requesting asylum at the southwestern border of the United States, a limited victory for the Washington area’s Latino communities. The administration last year began requiring persons fleeing poverty and persecution, mostly in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala,...

Covid-19, Education / July 6, 2020 A Pandemic Problem, Or Just an Excuse to Deny HBCUs More Funding?

By Arthur Cribbs Victorious plaintiffs in a lawsuit to compensate Maryland’s four historically black public colleges for years of inequitable funding have criticized as “disingenuous” Gov. Larry Hogan’s claim that the state cannot afford to do so because of the financial toll of the coronavirus crisis. In March, the General Assembly authorized a 10-year, $580...

Civil Rights, Health / June 16, 2020 But WHY Did They Kill George Floyd?

By Alexis McCowan The medical evidence is definitive on how George Floyd died: asphyxiation, “the state or process of being deprived of oxygen.” And his death was a homicide, “the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another.” It is just as certain who killed him: prosecutors have filed murder charges against four Minneapolis...

Court Decision on Asylum Seekers Resonates with Washington Area Latinos
Immigration, News

Court Decision on Asylum Seekers Resonates with Washington Area Latinos

By Énoa Gibson A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration cannot prevent Central American migrants from requesting asylum at the southwestern border of the United States, a limited victory for the Washington area’s Latino communities. The administration last year began requiring persons fleeing poverty and persecution, mostly in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala,…

Civil Rights, Health

But WHY Did They Kill George Floyd?

By Alexis McCowan The medical evidence is definitive on how George Floyd died: asphyxiation, “the state or process of being deprived of oxygen.” And his death was a homicide, “the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another.” It is just as certain who killed him: prosecutors have filed murder charges against four Minneapolis…

Uncharted Waters for International Students
Covid-19, News

Uncharted Waters for International Students

By Greer Jackson When Trevonae Williams arrived at Howard University in Washington, D.C., last fall, she never imagined that she would see her freshman year end prematurely — let alone because of a deadly pandemic sweeping across the globe. Williams is an honors journalism student from Manchester, Jamaica, and one of the many international students…

Trump Says He’s Taking Drug That Experts Warn Is Unproven–and Risky–in Treating Virus
Covid-19, News

Trump Says He’s Taking Drug That Experts Warn Is Unproven–and Risky–in Treating Virus

By Kaylan Ware After touting the drug  hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 for weeks, President Trump has now disclosed that he is taking it himself as a precaution. In mid-March, Trump began making statements promoting the drug that have led to increased demand and limited availability of the antimalarial, arthritis and lupus treating medication….

Trump Administration Takes Aim At Immigrants From Africa
Immigration

Trump Administration Takes Aim At Immigrants From Africa

By Chandler Carter It was the final day of January when the Trump administration announced tighter restrictions on persons from four African nations who would ask permission to move to the United States.“Today, President Trump reaffirmed his oath to protect our Nation by raising the bar of security around the world—ensuring that those who wish…

Voices of the Pandemic
Covid-19, Opinion

Voices of the Pandemic

Howard U. Journalism Students Reflect on Their New Normal _______________________________________________ Staying Home Is Even More Difficult When Home Is a Motel For Now By Ianna Fenton KISSIMMEE, Fla.–As COVID-19 continues to overtake our nation, families including my own are learning to adapt. However, my family is in a slightly different situation that makes the transition…

A Journey Through Darkness
Covid-19, For the Record

A Journey Through Darkness

By Josyana Joshua China was the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak; then it started spreading to other countries. Now the United States has taken that title, which no nation wants. Here we take a look at key moments in China’s Covid-19 journey.

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