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...

Can You Spell That for Me Again?
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Can You Spell That for Me Again?

Picking a name for a child is complicated. Parents should choose something that not only sounds right with the family surname, but they should also take future nicknames (good and awful) as well as job opportunities into consideration. Growing up with an unusual name is an experience like no other. ”How do you spell that?”…

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Between the World and Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates returned to home to The Mecca, where he spent the day interacting with Howard University students — some of whom he praised for stumping him with insightful questions. The MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient participated in master classes and an evening event that filled Cramton Auditorium, where he discussed everything from history and identity to…

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