Congress Traveling the Country to Hear Evidence of Voting Rights Violations

April 17, 2019 Carma Henry 0

Some of the violations that have been reported include closed polling places, new limitations on voter registration and removal of names from voter lists. The Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder invalidated key provisions of the Voting Rights Act while acknowledging the persistence of voter discrimination. Following the Court’s decision, which, as a practical matter, eliminated preclearance requirements under the Voting Rights Act, hundreds of voting rights violations have been reported. […]

Are you living an adventure-starved life? 11 ways to shake things up

April 17, 2019 Carma Henry 0

Have you fallen into a routine of drudgery? Do you feel stuck there? You’re not alone. If we’re honest, many of us will admit that we’re kind of going through the motions—work, home, eat, TV, sleep, repeat—and living by default instead of design. Life isn’t bad; it’s just dull. Uninspired. Actually (and ironically), a bit lifeless. We shouldn’t just accept our adventure-starved status quo. […]

Reparations for Descendants of the Slave Trade Emerges as Democrats’ Campaign Platform

April 10, 2019 Carma Henry 0

Slavery and the Atlantic slave trade are among the most heinous crimes against humanity committed in the modern era, yet no one-time slave society in the Americas has paid reparations to former slaves or their descendants, notes historian, author and history professor Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo, who authored the groundbreaking 2017 book, “Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History.” […]

Student Loan Debt is a Crisis

April 10, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     Finances should never be a barrier to graduation, nor should the financial impact of earning a college degree be a barrier for buying a home, saving money, starting a family, and having a good credit score. TMCF prides itself on building pipelines into good paying jobs but we also have to work to ensure that those students are able to truly reap the financial benefits of their achievements without having to pay off years of student loan debt. […]

Trump calls Mexicans “Animals” again and White House Advisors attempt to Justify It

April 10, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     During a set of comments with reporters present, President Trump said, “We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals. And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It’s crazy.” […]

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