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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,…

Amber Guyger Trial Ends in Another Black Death
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Amber Guyger Trial Ends in Another Black Death

Key Witness Joshua Brown Shot Dead after Guyer Sentencing By Airielle Lowe On Sept. 6, 2018, 26-year-old Botham Jean was shot and killed in his own apartment by Amber Guyger, an off-duty police officer living in the same building who claimed she didn’t realize she had entered the wrong apartment that night. Thinking Jean was…

A Closer Look At The Ukraine Phone Call
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A Closer Look At The Ukraine Phone Call

Behind the Impeachment Inquiry By Osaro Grayson Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) formally launched an impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump on Sept. 24. What does this mean, and how did we get here? Here’s everything you need to know. An anonymous member of the intelligence community filed a complaint with…

On-Campus Assault Awareness Remains Topic of Concern
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On-Campus Assault Awareness Remains Topic of Concern

By Zaina Fairey College students entering the first semester of the school year are at the highest risk of being sexually assaulted.  According to the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, the period from the start of the semester to Thanksgiving break is the most common time for sexual assault on college campuses. Nicknamed “The…

Could Trudeau’s Brownface Scandal Cost Him Re-election?
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Could Trudeau’s Brownface Scandal Cost Him Re-election?

By BT Khumbah “I never should have done it,” Trudeau stated to the public in the wake of his scandal. “I should have known better.” This controversial photograph of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posing with brownface surfaced last Wednesday. The image shows the politician dressed up as Prince Aladdin at an “Arabian Nights” themed…

CBCF Commemorates 400 Years of Legacy
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CBCF Commemorates 400 Years of Legacy

By Neema Mungai The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) hosted its 49th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Sept. 11-15. Although it is linked to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan arm that runs programs in economic development, education and public health. The black…

Saudi Oil Attacks Heighten Tensions Between U.S. and Iran
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Saudi Oil Attacks Heighten Tensions Between U.S. and Iran

By Airielle Lowe Missile attacks released by drones descended upon two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Sept. 14, further heightening tensions in the Middle East as the blame falls on Iran. Following the attack on the world’s top exporter of oil, President Donald Trump released a tweet last week stating, “There is reason…

An Impeachment Inquiry Was Announced. Now What?
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An Impeachment Inquiry Was Announced. Now What?

By Latisha Townsend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Sept. 24 that the U.S. House of Representatives will officially begin a formal impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump’s conduct.  This is a historic moment as President Trump is only the fourth president in American history to be under formal investigation by Congress.  “No one is…

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,…

Amber Guyger Trial Ends in Another Black Death
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Amber Guyger Trial Ends in Another Black Death

Key Witness Joshua Brown Shot Dead after Guyer Sentencing By Airielle Lowe On Sept. 6, 2018, 26-year-old Botham Jean was shot and killed in his own apartment by Amber Guyger, an off-duty police officer living in the same building who claimed she didn’t realize she had entered the wrong apartment that night. Thinking Jean was…

A Closer Look At The Ukraine Phone Call
NEWS

A Closer Look At The Ukraine Phone Call

Behind the Impeachment Inquiry By Osaro Grayson Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) formally launched an impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump on Sept. 24. What does this mean, and how did we get here? Here’s everything you need to know. An anonymous member of the intelligence community filed a complaint with…

On-Campus Assault Awareness Remains Topic of Concern
NEWS

On-Campus Assault Awareness Remains Topic of Concern

By Zaina Fairey College students entering the first semester of the school year are at the highest risk of being sexually assaulted.  According to the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, the period from the start of the semester to Thanksgiving break is the most common time for sexual assault on college campuses. Nicknamed “The…

Could Trudeau’s Brownface Scandal Cost Him Re-election?
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Could Trudeau’s Brownface Scandal Cost Him Re-election?

By BT Khumbah “I never should have done it,” Trudeau stated to the public in the wake of his scandal. “I should have known better.” This controversial photograph of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posing with brownface surfaced last Wednesday. The image shows the politician dressed up as Prince Aladdin at an “Arabian Nights” themed…

CBCF Commemorates 400 Years of Legacy
NEWS

CBCF Commemorates 400 Years of Legacy

By Neema Mungai The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) hosted its 49th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Sept. 11-15. Although it is linked to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan arm that runs programs in economic development, education and public health. The black…

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