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The meaning of July Fourth for the Negro

The meaning of July Fourth for the Negro By Federick Douglass Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men, too Ñ great enough to give frame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one time, such a number of truly great men. The point from which I am compelled to vie ...

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Hastings deeply troubled by doubling of student loan rates

Recently, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after Congress failed to reach a compromise to prevent the doubling of student loan rates from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent: “I am deeply troubled that Republicans in Congress could not find the will to act before the student loan interest rates doubled. ...

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