If someone asked you how Americans and Europeans were different, would you be able to answer them succinctly? Sure, it seems like there are a lot of similarities like our democratic foundations, an alliance that has lasted for more than fifty years, and some of the highest living standards worldwide. What about some of the other issues though, like individualism, the role of government, free expression, religion, and morality? How do we differ with Europe when it comes to principles like those?
While whites make up just 42 percent of the U.S. population, they claim 69 percent of government benefits. But if you pay attention to conservative-run media outlets, it would appear that people of color benefit the most from government programs.
The Department of Education announced changes to its Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program last week.
The Department says the rule will help more students and families pay for college, and ensure that they have the proper tools and resources to make sound decisions about financing their education.
A black New Jersey student body president was stripped of her position after mocking her white male peers on Instagram.
Lawrenceville School’s Maya Peterson donned L.L. Bean boots and a Yale University sweater to pose for a photo which she describes as a typical “Lawrenceville boi;” white, cocky and Republican.
Nigerian officials defended its response to the kidnapping of more than 300 schoolgirls by the Boko Haram terror group despite details of a second mass abduction emerging. President Goodluck Jonathan has been under fire over accusations the government initially ignored the abduction of the girls.
The Nigerian schoolgirls have been the focal point of a massive international social media campaign, #bringbackourgirls created to demand their safe return.
California state government departments will be prohibited from displaying or selling items that carry the Confederate flag.
The state’s Assembly passed the bill Monday.
The family of a 34-year-old unarmed woman shot to death by federal agents near the Capitol in October will file a $75 million lawsuit against the U.S. government.
The claim is against the U.S., the uniformed division of the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Capitol Police for “numerous intentional, grossly negligent and reckless actions of police officers, supervisors, managers and other related employees.”
Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could face increases in health bills. The experts say that while the consequence may not be felt immediately, over time the poor will wind up in doctors’ offices and/or hospitals as a result of the cuts.
November 5th marked a day where many citizens took to the polls to election local officials. The day was particularly memorable for those in Takoma Park, Maryland, as the city became the first in the U.S. to lower the voting age to 16 in municipal elections.
Last week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison appeared on Chicago Public Media’s Vocalo 90.7FM to talk about the affects of the government shutdown. There are a lot of media outlets that continue to show us exactly why we should care about the government shutdown, but many aren’t doing the best job. If you’re not a government employee, or a lover of the Washington Monument, then it’s understandable how you can acknowledge the fact that the shutdown is happening, but not educate yourself past the fact that 800,000 employees are on furlough.