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Rodney Reed: A Closer Look at The Case
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Rodney Reed: A Closer Look at The Case

By Airielle Lowe An online petition to stop the Nov. 20 execution of Rodney Reed now has over two million signatures, and a majority of society has reached the conclusion that Rodney Reed is innocent, and that his case is yet another example of racial bias and injustice in the American prison system. Rodney Reed…

Supreme Court to Decide the Future of DACA
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Supreme Court to Decide the Future of DACA

By Osaro Grayson, Staff Reporter Thousands of people from around the country, including many immigrants, gathered at the Supreme Court and the Capitol building on Tuesday to protest the Trump Administration’s attempt to end DACA. The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday, Nov. 12, regarding whether or not President Trump has federal…

What 2019 State Elections Could Mean for the 2020 Presidential Race
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What 2019 State Elections Could Mean for the 2020 Presidential Race

By Morgan Hopkins, Staff Reporter Tuesday, Nov. 5 marked Election Day for many states, including gubernatorial elections in Kentucky and Mississippi and state legislative elections in Mississippi and Virginia.  Kentucky Although the Democratic candidate was ahead by 5,100 votes with 100 percent of the precincts counted, Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede the…

House Democrats Push Higher Education Reauthorization Plan
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House Democrats Push Higher Education Reauthorization Plan

By Neema Mungai, Staff Reporter House Democrats on the Committee on Education and Labor unveiled their plan to reauthorize the nation’s main federal law governing higher education on Oct. 15. The College Affordability Act (CAA) — a 1,165-page bill with an estimated cost of $400 billion over 10 years — aims to lower the cost…

Rep. Katie Hill Resigns From Congress Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
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Rep. Katie Hill Resigns From Congress Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

By: Sidney Johnson, Staff Reporter Representative Katie Hill (D-CA) issued an official statement of resignation from the 116th Congress on Oct. 27. Her resignation comes after accusations of sexual misconduct with a former campaign aide and her congressional legislative director.  RedState.com and DailyMail originally published allegations that Rep. Hill was involved in an inappropriate relationship…

Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
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Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

By Ashleigh Fields Last week on Oct. 17, Howard University and the United States lost the life of notable alumnus, Elijah Cummings. Most recently he served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland’s 7th congressional district. The district he served included mostly majority black neighborhoods throughout the city of Baltimore and…

Trump Food Stamp Policy Could Cut Free Lunch For Half A Million Students
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Trump Food Stamp Policy Could Cut Free Lunch For Half A Million Students

By Nancy Vu, Staff Reporter A proposed rule by the Trump administration could eliminate about 500,000 students’ access to free and reduced price meals (FARM) by restricting eligibility to another governmental assistance initiative, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Back in July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) amended Section 5(a) of the Food and…

Senator Kamala Harris Hosts HBCU Media Press Call
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Senator Kamala Harris Hosts HBCU Media Press Call

By Chantè Russell, Managing Editor In the earliest stages of the 2020 presidential election, the race has over 15 Democratic candidates, forcing Americans to choose who they’ll pay attention to. Among the few candidates garnering the most attention is Howard University alumna Senator Kamala Harris. Harris joined HBCU student-journalists on a conference call on Tuesday,…

New HIV Strain Discovered, First in Nearly 20 Years
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New HIV Strain Discovered, First in Nearly 20 Years

By Neema Mungai Scientists have announced the discovery of a new strain of HIV for the first time in nearly two decades.  According to a study published on Nov. 7 by the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, the new strain is part of the Group M version of HIV-1 and has been named HIV-1…

Rodney Reed: A Closer Look at The Case
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Rodney Reed: A Closer Look at The Case

By Airielle Lowe An online petition to stop the Nov. 20 execution of Rodney Reed now has over two million signatures, and a majority of society has reached the conclusion that Rodney Reed is innocent, and that his case is yet another example of racial bias and injustice in the American prison system. Rodney Reed…

Supreme Court to Decide the Future of DACA
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Supreme Court to Decide the Future of DACA

By Osaro Grayson, Staff Reporter Thousands of people from around the country, including many immigrants, gathered at the Supreme Court and the Capitol building on Tuesday to protest the Trump Administration’s attempt to end DACA. The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday, Nov. 12, regarding whether or not President Trump has federal…

What 2019 State Elections Could Mean for the 2020 Presidential Race
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What 2019 State Elections Could Mean for the 2020 Presidential Race

By Morgan Hopkins, Staff Reporter Tuesday, Nov. 5 marked Election Day for many states, including gubernatorial elections in Kentucky and Mississippi and state legislative elections in Mississippi and Virginia.  Kentucky Although the Democratic candidate was ahead by 5,100 votes with 100 percent of the precincts counted, Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede the…

House Democrats Push Higher Education Reauthorization Plan
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House Democrats Push Higher Education Reauthorization Plan

By Neema Mungai, Staff Reporter House Democrats on the Committee on Education and Labor unveiled their plan to reauthorize the nation’s main federal law governing higher education on Oct. 15. The College Affordability Act (CAA) — a 1,165-page bill with an estimated cost of $400 billion over 10 years — aims to lower the cost…

Rep. Katie Hill Resigns From Congress Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
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Rep. Katie Hill Resigns From Congress Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

By: Sidney Johnson, Staff Reporter Representative Katie Hill (D-CA) issued an official statement of resignation from the 116th Congress on Oct. 27. Her resignation comes after accusations of sexual misconduct with a former campaign aide and her congressional legislative director.  RedState.com and DailyMail originally published allegations that Rep. Hill was involved in an inappropriate relationship…

Leader of ISIS Killed U.S. Raid
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Leader of ISIS Killed U.S. Raid

By Osaro Grayson President Trump announced in a televised address on Oct. 27 that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State (ISIS), had been killed in a nighttime raid conducted by U.S. forces on Oct. 26, declaring that the “world’s number one terrorist leader” had been brought to justice. Trump described…

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