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Biden administration takes aim at improving Black maternal health care

Marking Black Maternal Health Week, the Biden administration is moving to put more federal resources behind improving Black maternal health care. “Make no mistake. Black women in our country are facing a maternal health crisis,” Vice President Kamala Harris said…

Biden takes actions aimed at curbing gun violence ‘epidemic’

The president’s moves came in the wake of two mass shootings — one on March 16 in Atlanta, where eight people were killed, and the other on March 22 in Colorado, where 10 lives were lost.

Biden faces pressure to address May 1 Afghanistan withdrawal deadline

President Joe Biden is facing pressure to decide whether to abide by the May 1 deadline negotiated by the Trump administration to fully withdraw remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Despite initially hinting interest in meeting the May deadline, President Biden…

Washington Bullpen podcast: D.C. explores how to set up marijuana sales

WASHINGTON – Marijuana is legal in the District of Columbia. The problem is, there is not yet a law setting up how it can be sold legally. Rayonna Burton-Jernigan, a reporter with the Washington Bureau of Capital News Service, explores…

Voter restrictions are being proposed in 47 states, report says

State legislators in 47 states have introduced 361 bills so far this year to restrict voting, according to a Brennan Center for Justice Report released Thursday. “In the states, legislatures are rushing to enact restrictive voting laws, the most significant…

Democrats in Congress pressure Biden to address student loan debt crisis

Democrats in the House and the Senate have introduced bills that call upon President Biden to forgive student loan debt, which they argue is widening the racial and gender wage gaps and exacerbating the economic problems already worsened by the pandemic.

Democrats in Congress search for a compromise on minimum wage

The battle over increasing the minimum wage continues as congressional Democrats attempt to negotiate a compromise that might be less than their initial $15 per hour plan. Democrats in February were forced to remove their proposed $15 minimum wage from…

Lawmakers renew effort to study slavery reparations

Members of Congress are renewing efforts to reckon with the nation’s racial past, reintroducing legislation that could create a commission to study and possibly offer reparations to descendants of slaves. Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California,…

Bill to expand protections for LGBTQ Americans faces hurdles in the Senate

The Senate is considering House-passed legislation that would broaden federal protections for LGBTQ Americans against discrimination in housing, employment and public services ranging from retail stores to doctors’ offices. Advocates for the Equality Act are hoping chances for final passage…

A Georgetown student group helps moms in Guatemala earn a living

Washington- Student group Project Olas launched a Spanish learning program, exactly a year ago, in order to help moms in Guatemala earn some extra money.  In exchange, the program has helped students become better Spanish speakers just by having one-hour…