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With casualties in the long-running conflict in the DRC now surpassing every conflict since World War II, U.S. policymakers and advocates are stepping up campaigns to raise awareness and push legislation.
With journalists now fearful that the federal government could examine their telephone logs and dig up other information, support is growing in Congress for a measure to help reporters keep their sources confidential. Rep. Karen Bass on Thursday morning said she supports the so-called “shield law.”
Writing at the Huffington Post, Rep. Karen Bass makes the case for a comprehensive fix to the student-loan debt crisis. For one thing, student-loan interest rates will double on July 1 from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday issued a series of proposals to create more flexible repayment plans for the millions of Americans struggling with private student loans. Lawmakers are also pushing for industry reforms.
Amid the significant under-achievement of Black youth in the Los Angeles public school system — especially young males — hundreds of people packed a community town hall Saturday for a discussion on the situation.
Nearly 500 people turned out Saturday for a town hall discussion on the status of Black children in California’s public education and system.
Freshman Ariana Pacino will travel to Capitol Hill to represent the 37th Congressional District in the competition, and have her artwork hung in the Capitol.
Not enough attention is being given to the crushing debt being placed on the backs of future generations from student loans.
As we reflect on the challenges foster youth face during National Foster Care Month, it's only right to ask if we are doing enough to care for our foster youth as they transition into adulthood.
We can all play a role in turning the tide against a narrative that says all is lost when it comes to African-American foster youth.