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The Meaning of Citizenship

September 18, 2018
Constitution Day or Citizenship Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. This week, I will be sharing my personal story about my journey to becoming a U.S. citizen.

How Black Mothers are Disproportionately Impacted by Payday Loans

September 18, 2018
Black mothers are often targeted by payday loan sharks, who trap them into a debt spiral just to pay off their regular bills. Weak government regulation allows predatory banking to continue, disproportionately impacting those excluded from traditional financial institutions by racism.

Police De-Escalation Initiative Goes to the Ballot

September 11, 2018
Washington Initiative 940 for police officer de-escalation training and accountability is now headed to the ballot this fall after the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that it must be voted on by the people of Washington.

Literacy in the Community

September 5, 2018
September 8 is International Literacy Day! And while we will be celebrating by reading a book, either real or digital, millions of Americans will not be able to do the same. On this day we shine a spotlight on global literacy needs and how they empower individuals and communities.
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