Black preschoolers’ suspensions triple that of Whites
Even before they typically learn to read, Black preschoolers – some as young as four years old – are taught a disgusting lesson: they are three times more likely to be suspended from school
African American women few in elected offices
The gaping underrepresentation of women of color on the political stage undermines the American ideal of democratic representation. This conclusion, reached by the Center for American Progress
Faith leaders stand their ground, advocating for justice
Rev. Al Sharpton and several renowned activists led a march of hundreds to the Florida State Capitol last week to protest Florida’s self-defense doctrine notoriously known as the “stand your ground” law.
Rep. Maxine Waters champions unemployment bill
Rep. Maxine Waters has joined her Democratic colleagues in signing a discharge petition to extend unemployment insurance which allows a majority of members to force an up or down vote
Children’s premiere health insurance program at risk
Among children’s advocates in D.C., some are concerned that the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), one of the most popular health coverage programs, may not be reauthorized.
Senate rejects Obama Justice Department nominee
The United States Senate last week voted not to confirm Debo Adegbile as head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division because as part of his job he defended Mumia Abu-Jamal
Bowser gets high-profile endorsements for primary
The polls show Muriel Bowser trailing D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray in the April 1, Democratic primary. But Emily’s List is betting its money on her. The Washington Post is also endorsing Bowser.
Tulane student, 22, elected to Mississippi legislature
Up-and-coming leaders who inject new ideas and energy into the political process are the lifeblood of American democracy. The phrase has been applied, at one time or another
‘Intrusive’ federal mandate ires religious company
Like many startups, Hobby Lobby began in founder David Green’s garage. Now, more than 40 years later, the Green family business has 16,000 full-time employees in stores across the country
Russell Wilson: game manager or legend in making?
Disney couldn’t write a better story: A short kid, much too short to play quarterback, won’t let that fighting spirit in him die. So he plays in high school, both ways: quarterback on offense and cornerback on defense.