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Shifting Winds

By Isaac Cohen* The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index increased 12 percent since President Donald Trump’s election in November and the first days of March. There was hope that the incoming President’s three point agenda, of tax reform, less regulation and more infrastructure spending, would ignite more vigorous economic growth, beyond the 2 percent average […]

March to the White House to celebrate the contributions of immigrant workers

The May First Coalition announced this week the march from Virginia to the White House to celebrate the contributions of immigrant workers and protest the harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and cruel immigration policies of the Trump administration. “Millions of immigrants have come to the United States in search of the American dream. They have worked hard […]

Civil Rights Groups Condemn Proposal to Collect Social Media Data from Chinese Travelers

Civil Rights Groups Condemn Proposal to Collect Social Media Data from Chinese Travelers

By Elena Shore SAN FRANCISCO — Civil rights organizations are sounding the alarm over a proposal by Trump’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that would require visa holders from China to turn over their social media “handles.” Over 30 civil rights groups signed onto a letter opposing the plan, saying it would increase racial profiling, […]

Dreamer’s Deportation Casts Doubt on Trump Administration’s Accountability

Dreamer’s Deportation Casts Doubt on Trump Administration’s Accountability

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The first reported deportation of a current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient raises serious questions for the Trump administration. News broke Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security deported Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year-old DACA recipient, to Mexico in February. The case suggests Trump’s Department of Homeland Security is ignoring […]

College & Grad School Scholarships

College & Grad School Scholarships

College scholarships are being offered by Delegate David Moon to students of District 20, Maryland. “I have funding available to provide scholarships for a few students in Silver Spring & Takoma Park. The student must be a resident of District 20 to apply”, said Moon. Applications are due 4/30/17. Details are available at: http://tinyurl.com/d20college

Tightening

By Isaac Cohen* The US central bank raised interest rates last December and March, indicating a turn towards a tighter monetary policy and recognition of the economy’s strength. Additionally, the release of the March meeting’s minutes revealed that members of the Open Market Committee discussed how to reduce the central bank’s bond portfolio. During the […]

Watching Your Kids Grow Up Through the Border Wall

Watching Your Kids Grow Up Through the Border Wall

It took two days on the bus for Catalina Céspedes and her husband Teodolo Torres to get from their hometown in Puebla – Santa Mónica Cohetzala – to Tijuana. On a bright Sunday in May they went to the beach at Playas de Tijuana. There the wall separating Mexico from the United States plunges down […]

Gorsuch, Like Thomas, Will Get His Big Payback

Gorsuch, Like Thomas, Will Get His Big Payback

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Even worse than the GOP’s ramming Neil Gorsuch on the high court, is what Gorsuch is now poised potentially to do on the SCOTUS. He can comfortably over the coming years do exactly what his Constitutional Originalist Siamese Twin Clarence Thomas vowed that he would do and has been as good […]

Individual Indicted for Possession of Stolen Explosive Materials

WASHINGTON – On April 6, 2017, a federal Grand Jury indicted Juan González-Díaz for possession of stolen explosive materials, announced Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. On March 23, 2017, FBI agents arrested González-Díaz based on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of stolen explosives, namely, approximately 20 […]

Sanders Statement on U.S. Missile Strike in Syria

WASHINGTON, April 7 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after the United States carried out a missile strike in Syria in response to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack this week: “In a world of vicious dictators, Syria’s Bashar Assad tops the list as a dictator who has killed hundreds of thousands […]

Faces: “Fearless Expressions”, grand opening in DC

Faces: “Fearless Expressions”, grand opening in DC

Casa de la Cultura El Salvador is partnering with Center Arts Gallery of the DC Center, and MedStar Health to bring the exhibit: FACES: “Fearless Expressions” “Expresiones Sin Miedo”. The Grand Opening Reception of the first installation will be held on Saturday April 8th at 7:00 p.m. at The DC Center – The Reeves Center. […]