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Precedent? Nah, the Senate Gets to Reinvent Its Rules in Every Impeachment

Everybody seems to be using the word “precedent” right now. Commentators, the media and even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell use it when they

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Rep. Maxine Waters: Dr. King’s Fight Continues On

WASHINGTON – January 20, 2020 — Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued a statement

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Schumer Statement on Senator McConnell’s Impeachment Trial Resolution

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement in response to Senator McConnell’s Senate impeachment trial resolution proposal:

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African Americans Take on More Debt for Grad School – but the Payoff Is Also Bigger

When seeking graduate and professional degrees, African Americans take on over 50% more debt than white students. On the upside, African Americans

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A Brief History of Black Names, From Perlie to Latasha

Most people recognize that there are first names given almost exclusively by black Americans to their children, such as Jamal and Latasha.

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Five Obstacles That Stop Many Students From Taking an Internship

When her college started requiring students to complete an internship in order to graduate, it created a serious dilemma for

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Stage Play Inspired By Black Lawyer and Undocumented Immigrant to Benefit Youth Mentoring Program

The inspiring story of an illegal immigrant from Mexico, Aracely Morales, and an African American lawyer, Attorney Zulu Ali, is

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There’s More Than One Good Way to Teach Kids How to Read

We are literacy professionals, former reading teachers who now prepare college and graduate students to teach kids how to read. As scholars, we

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I Asked People Why They Don’t Vote, and This Is What They Told Me

At least 40% to 90% of American voters stay home during elections, evidence that low voter turnout for both national and local elections is

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Supreme Court’s Delay in Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON—AFT President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will not hear a case

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