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Lois Rice, Mother of the Pell Grant know your facts Sep 14, 2022

2022 is the 50th anniversary of the Pell Grant. Since 1972, more than 80 million US citizens have been awarded a Pell Grant.

Education Access for the Masses

In early 1965 President Lyndon B....

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Progress for Racial and Economic Equity in Research in the US know your facts Sep 07, 2022

On August 25th as the media was flooded with news about the historic student debt relief plan from the Biden Administration, other news from the White House was overlooked. The White House Office...

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Student Loan Debt Relief for Millions know your facts undo the work Aug 31, 2022

On August 24th, President Biden announced his plan to address student debt. The plan has 3 key elements:

  • Debt Relief - Up to $10,000 in debt relief for individuals with loans held by the...
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Trans Rights are Human Rights know your facts undo the work Aug 24, 2022

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the attacks on trans rights in the US:

  • Florida wants to detransition all youth in the state, and in June the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration issued a...
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GOP Says Defund the FBI...But Not Police know your facts undo the work Aug 17, 2022

It’s been a top news story since Monday, August 8th that the FBI conducted a search warrant on former president Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. Almost immediately the GOP...

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The Science and Bias Behind AI know your facts Aug 10, 2022

Bias and discrimination are embedded into computer programs that companies use to determine everything from who is selected for a job interview to who gets medical treatment, who gets targeted by...

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What You Didn't Know About the Inflation Reduction Act know your facts undo the work Aug 03, 2022

Last week, many of us were surprised to learn that the Democrats were still working behind the scenes to make progress on legislation to curb climate change and reduce prescription drug prices....

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Trans Erasure Affects Black and Brown Cis Women, Too know your facts Jul 27, 2022

In Florida and other states like Texas, Ohio, and Tennessee, legislators and “concerned citizens” are continuing their push to erase trans people from existence. Unsurprisingly for...

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Is the Supreme Court Being Unduly Influenced? know your facts Jul 13, 2022

As Americans protest the gross overreach of the Supreme Court as it takes rights away from citizens (which is historically significant because before now the Supreme Court has expanded human...

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It's All Politics and It's All Connected know your facts Jun 29, 2022

I’ve heard what’s happening in American politics described as throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks, especially when it comes to power seekers who use fear and hate to...

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Everyday Racism is Closer Than You Think know your facts Jun 22, 2022

While most of us feel outrage at bigotry and racism that gets highlighted in the news, many of us feel an abstract anger because we don't see ourselves or people we love in the victims.

When I lead...

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"Stop the Steal" Was a Lie and a Fundraiser know your facts Jun 15, 2022

The January 6 Committee held it’s first hearing during prime time last Thursday, June 9 at 8PM. If you missed it, you can catch the replay here.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was...

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