Let the Racial Progress Rise

Briana Tracy Archive

Photo by Zach Frailey via Flickr In honor of this past Martin Luther King Jr holiday, Huffington Post released a study revealing which states have made racial progress since his “I Have A Dream Speech.” Specifically, the study measures racial integration and racial progress through homeownership, median income, and poverty rates for both blacks and whites.   Racial integration is …

Supreme Court to Rule Over Obama Immigration Plans

Briana Tracy Archive

Photo by Victoria Pickering via Flickr Tuesday morning the Supreme Court agreed to take a look at the President Obama’s immigration plan which could potentially protect over four million immigrants from deportation. If the court rules in favor of plan the administration can start implementing changes as early spring. However if it is ruled against, the plan could be put on …

Syrian Towns Finally Receive Aid After Months Without Provisions

Noelani Bailey Archive

Help has finally been come to the people of Madaya, Syria who have been prevent by pro-government forces from receiving adequate food supplies since October. On Monday International Red Cross aids arrived in the Syrian town, home to about 42,000 people. There they found scores of malnourished civilians, describing the scene as a horrific and an unacceptable. The pro-government forces established blockades of multiple …

Obama Has Hope Going into Final State of the Union

Briana Tracy Archive

Photo by David Elmes via Flickr   Tonight will be President Obama’s final State of the Union address and he plans to take a step back and reflect over his time in office. Despite facing numerous set backs during his presidency, President Obama plans to focus attention on the successes of his administration’s two terms. When asked on the “Today” show what the American …

Bernie Sander’s Black Voter Problem

Sam Pritchard Archive

Photo by Phil Roeder via Flickr Hillary Clinton, seemingly closer to the presidency than ever, has stirred hopes of a female president to new heights. With that in mind, it’s little wonder that so much of the coverage of the Democratic primary has focused on gender, from numerous pieces characterizing Bernie Sanders’ supporters as predominantly male, or even painting them …

Democrats Hold First Grown Up Debate of the 2016 Election

Sam Pritchard Archive

The five Democratic candidates for president finally faced off last night in Las Vegas, and the result was a relatively cordial, policy-oriented debate that didn’t shake up the race. That, however, doesn’t mean that the debate was without some choice highlights; here are the things that Bruins need to know about what took place on the CNN stage:   There isn’t any …