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Parent PLUS, HBCUs, Families

Parent PLUS College Loans Disproportionately Burden Black Families, HBCUs

Student debt is not out of the ordinary for families in the U.S., but a Medill News Service report shows parent borrowing is disproportionately burdening Black families and those who attend historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The federal government’s Parent PLUS Loan is becoming popular among lower-income parents as…

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Farmington School Resource Officer Resigns Unpunished after Use of Excessive Force on 11-Year-Old Girl

A veteran school resource officer in Farmington, N.M., has resigned after video footage caught him violently brutalizing and slamming an 11-year-old Black female student to the ground. The incident happened on Aug. 27 at Mesa View Middle School in New Mexico. The officer, Zachary Christensen, used excessive force on the…

beatty, facebook, zuckerberg, civil rights

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty Grills Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Civil Rights Practices

Facebook has been in headlines frequently lately, and the press has not been positive. After claims of unfair working conditions, retaliation and pandering to right-wing figures, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s name is in the news again. He attended a congressional hearing on Wednesday to discuss Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra. Instead,…

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Education Department Gave More Than $10 Million to For-Profit Colleges That Should Not Have Received Aid

Under the Trump administration, the Education Department gave $10.7 million to for-profit colleges that should not have received aid. The aid, which included federal loans and grants, was given to students at the Illinois Institute of Art and the Art Institute of Colorado — even though these schools are supposed…