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The Defeat of Republican Health Care Bill

BURLINGTON, Vt., March 24 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released the following statement Friday after House Republican leaders pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor: “The defeat of the disastrous Trump-Ryan health care bill is a major victory for the working families of this country and for […]

Op Ed: Don’t Let Trump’s Rhetoric Distract Us

By Gus West Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR]. It’s safe to say that Donald Trump doesn’t have many fans in the Hispanic community. But Hispanics shouldn’t take Trump’s election as a personal affront — or a signal that they’re unwelcome in their own land. In fact, polling data show that the United States remains far more united […]

Moderate Growth

The central bank, last week, increased the federal funds interest rate by a quarter percentage point, to between 0.75 to 1 percent. This indicates the US economy is strong, but still growing moderately, with vigorous job creation in February and inflation close to the 2 percent objective. Growth predictions remained unchanged at around 2 percent […]

Financial Exploitation: When Taking Money Amounts to Elder Abuse

Financial Exploitation: When Taking Money Amounts to Elder Abuse

By Michael O. Schroeder First article in a series. When her husband died suddenly and unexpectedly from a massive heart attack, “Mary” – who asked that her real name not be used due to the sensitive nature of her story – was devastated and began spiraling downward. He was only in his late 60s and […]

Filipino Immigrants Urged to Know Their Rights Amid Deportations and Raids

Filipino Immigrants Urged to Know Their Rights Amid Deportations and Raids

By Christina M. Oriel IN recent weeks, raids and deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are reportedly increasing across the country following President Donald Trump’s immigration executive orders. Because of this, organizations such as Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) are advising immigrant communities to understand how to prepare for […]

Caribbean Immigrants on Miami’s Climate Change Battleground

Caribbean Immigrants on Miami’s Climate Change Battleground

By Dawn A. Davis It’s 2040. Miami is flooding at unprecedented rates. Some neighborhoods are impassable, with water levels at ankle height or much higher during high tides. Other areas have become ghost towns as water has engulfed entire communities…and it’s getting worse. The beginning of a horror movie? Sadly, no. This is what Miami […]

Classical Repertory Dance Theatre Adult Ballet Company

Classical Repertory Dance Theatre Adult Ballet Company

The auditions will take place this Sunday, March 19 between 1:00 and 2:30 PM at The Washington Ballet- Joseph C. Coleman Studios: 3308 Wisconsin Ave. NW 2nd Floor, Suite 204 Washington, DC 20016. Founder/Artistic Director, Miya Hisaka Teaching faculty at Washington School of Ballet Founder, Founder/Artistic Director of El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea/DC Contemporary Dance […]

In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism

In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism

By A.C. Thompson and Ken Schwencke. Since Jan. 1, at least 100 locations of Jewish organizations in the United States — including schools, Jewish Community Centers, and offices of the Anti-Defamation League — have received a total of 134 bomb threats. The majority have come in five of what the JCC Association of North America […]

LULAC Tells Congress to Oppose Border Wall

Senate Leaders Warn of Shutdown Over Trump’s Wall. Washington, D.C. – Recently, LULAC spearheaded a letter signed by a diverse group of activists urging Congress to oppose the Trump wall and support H.R. 837 the Build Bridges Not Walls Act and H.R. 739 the This Land is Our Land Act. Over 150 civil rights, faith, […]

Protectionist Agenda

By Isaac Cohen* The US Trade Representative Office, as mandated by law, has submitted to Congress the document containing the President’s 2017 trade agenda and the annual report on the trade agreements program. https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/reports/2017/AnnualReport/AnnualReport2017.pdf. Anybody interested in US trade relations should read the first seven pages of the report, because they describe how the new […]

Congressman “Kika” De La Garza, 1927-2017

Congressman “Kika” De La Garza, 1927-2017

Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] March 14, 2017 – Eligio “Kika” De La Garza, the first Mexican-American to represent the Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives has died at age 89. A Latino leader of legendary proportions, De La Garza served in Congress from 1965 to 1997. A tenure that spanned Presidencies […]

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