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...

Black Millennials May Be Leaving the Church, But Not the Faith
Quick Hits, Religion

Black Millennials May Be Leaving the Church, But Not the Faith

Lukas Hartmann/Pexels By Rebecca Johnson Millennials across all races are attending church less, but black millennials’ church attendance has gone down the least out of all racial groups, according to a Pew Research Center study.  Thirty-eight percent of black millennials attend church on a weekly basis, which is 12 percentage points lower than older black…

Amid the Music Streaming Rush, a Vinyl Revival
A&E, Music, Quick Hits

Amid the Music Streaming Rush, a Vinyl Revival

By Spencer Green After nearly vanishing from store shelves and most households, vinyl records are making a strong comeback.   More than 16 million vinyl albums were sold in the U.S. in 2018, producing vinyl’s highest total revenue in 30 years, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Of course, the $419 million…

Impeachment: Just How Does the Process Work?
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Impeachment: Just How Does the Process Work?

By Tia Humphries House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, but what does that mean and how does the impeachment process work? The impeachment process is a protected right in the Constitution that is essential to holding the U.S. government accountable. As part of the government’s checks and balances,…

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