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...

Why Your Favorite Songs Seem to Leave You Wanting More
A&E, Music, Quick Hits

Why Your Favorite Songs Seem to Leave You Wanting More

By Alexandra Banks Have you ever been listening to a song from your favorite artist, and right when you’re starting to enjoy the song, it just…ends? Whether this song takes the form of an interlude or just a 90-second melodic experience, it seems as if artists are releasing teasers rather than full-length songs these days….

The Job-Hopping Generation?
Enduring Myths

The Job-Hopping Generation?

By Kyana Harris With over 75 million members, millennials became the largest generational group in the labor force in 2016. This group has very different values than the older generations. Their outlook on work has generated a lot of buzz, leading to them being known as the job-hopping generation. Data from a 2018 Visier research…

Black May Not Crack, But It Definitely Will Burn
Enduring Myths, Health

Black May Not Crack, But It Definitely Will Burn

By Sydney Stallworth With summer on the horizon, hundreds of thousands of vacationers will flock to the nearest beach to enjoy some time in the sun. Suitcases will be stuffed with swimsuits, flip flops, and club ‘fits. But what’s one crucial item being left off so many young black millennials’ packing checklist? Sunscreen. Ever received…

Flint Residents’ Water Woes Include High Cost
Health, News

Flint Residents’ Water Woes Include High Cost

By T’Keyah Hayes “Flint pays the highest rate of water in the entire United States,” First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church first lady Catrina Tillman told a group of students in April as she discussed the severity of the crisis in Flint. As Flint enters its fifth year in the water crisis, many residents continue to…

Reaching New Heights in Death
A&E

Reaching New Heights in Death

By Tai Spears As the world continues to mourn the untimely death of Nipsey Hussle, the rapper’s music streams and sales have risen dramatically. According to initial reports made by Nielsen Music, on the day of and day after his March 31 death, his catalog of songs collected 101.5 million on-demand streams (audio and video…

Blackface in the Spotlight, Again
Enduring Myths, News

Blackface in the Spotlight, Again

By Tai Spears A recent series of scandals, and the backlash and public scrutiny that follow, has brought the issue of “blackface” to the forefront. Although it has become a trending topic of controversy, the use of blackface is nothing new in American culture. Its reemergence in the news, however, has reminded many of the…

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