Last week, the Washington, D.C. Police Department informed the public that around 10 Black and brown teenage girls had gone missing. According to The Washington Post, the girls had gone missing in January, as had around 200 other individuals (apparently typical for the DC area). There has been no spike in missing children–the police are just using social media to publicize the story. However, this story is important due to the lack of media attention around missing Black and Latinx children.
Donald Trump wants to reform the federal government as we know it. This week, Trump proposed very deep cuts to the government while ramping up military and Department of Justice spending. The problem? These cuts hurt everyone, especially low income children and families, as well as the people who voted Trump into office.
Last week the Republican Party rolled out a new plan for government healthcare in hopes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also branded “Obamacare.” But, their plans were not well put together and seemed to have little substance. There are some important aspects of this new plan that could have major impacts on marginalized groups, namely women, other people of color, working class people, young people, the elderly, and anyone else who isn’t in Trump core constituency.
Here are 3 things you need to know about the American Health Care Act (the AHCA) and how it could affect the most vulnerable Americans.
Last week, the founder of the Environmental Justice Program at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mustafa Ali, resigned amid pending cuts to the office. Ali resigned because he believes his values are different than those of the current administration.
Daniela Vargas, a Dreamer in Jackson, Mississippi was arrested is now facing deportation after speaking out about how Donald Trump’s immigration policy has impacted her family.
Trump’s immigration policy has ramped up Obama era deportations and sidelined DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) protections for Dreamers, who are the children of undocumented immigrants brought here when they were younger than 16 years old.
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Over the weekend, Jordan Peele’s thriller Get Out scared audiences all over the nation with that age old American horror: anti-Black racism. The premise is simple enough: a white girl, Rose, brings home her Black boyfriend, Chris, to meet her parents in a wealthy, white suburb in upstate New York.
In a move they say is in favor of “states rights,” the Department of Justice and Department of Education, with newly installed leadership, has rescinded Obama era advisory standards to let transgender children use the bathroom of their choice.