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The Squad – Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley Aren’t Having It!

The Squad – Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley Aren’t Having It!

“The Squad has never just been four people,” read an email blast announcing the new merch. Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley are now offering T-shirts that read “We are the squad” in exchange for a shared donation of $25 or more. The four congresswomen have become known as “The squad” […]

U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting would have made it nearly impossible for the Chinese company to service its existing customers. The Commerce Department, which had effectively halted Huawei’s ability to buy American-made parts and components, is considering issuing a temporary […]

Japan’s Leader Nominated Trump For Nobel Prize At Washington’s Urging

Japan’s Leader Nominated Trump For Nobel Prize At Washington’s Urging

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize — but he did so at the U.S. government’s prompting, according to a Sunday report in Japan’s Asahi Shimbun. Government sources told Asahi, one of Japan’s oldest and largest national newspapers, that Abe nominated Trump last fall for the peace prize at the “behest […]

Immigrant Children Are Being Detained For Months In America

Immigrant Children Are Being Detained For Months In America

On Tuesday night, lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven immigrant youth and their families who claim the Trump administration is detaining children for an egregious amount of time. Most of the young plaintiffs, who range from ages 11 to 17, have been stuck in children’s shelters or foster care facilities for between four and […]

China Says No Trade Talks as Long as Trump Threatens More Tariffs

China Says No Trade Talks as Long as Trump Threatens More Tariffs

  China said talks to resolve the impasse over trade with the U.S. can’t happen as long as President Donald Trump keeps threatening to impose further tariffs.  Just over an hour after the Trump administration imposed further duties on another $200 billion in Chinese goods on Monday, Beijing published a document reiterating its position in […]

Melania Trump Comes To LeBron James’ Defense After President Insulted Him

Melania Trump Comes To LeBron James’ Defense After President Insulted Him

Hours after President Donald Trump insulted the intelligence of NBA superstar LeBron James and CNN reporter Don Lemon in one fell tweet, Melania Trump offered a different viewpoint through spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham. Melania Trump split with the president by voicing support for James, who this week opened a new public school in his hometown of Akron, […]

Father’s Day Special – The ‘Curse’ Placed On Fatherhood In This ‘New America’

Father’s Day Special – The ‘Curse’ Placed On Fatherhood In This ‘New America’

As elementary school teachers in South Williamsburg, we see the trauma that President Donald Trump’s policies inflict on immigrant communities on a daily basis. We are intimately familiar with the damage that separation from a parent can do to a child. We are also trained to put the needs of our children first, and on […]

The Heightened Level Of Hate Violence And The Presidential Reference

The Heightened Level Of Hate Violence And The Presidential Reference

  Adam Purinton, the white man who yelled, “Get out of my country” before shooting to death Indian-American Srinivas Kuchibhotla at a bar in Kansas, pleaded guilty last week to first-degree murder charges. Kuchibhotla’s killing, a hate crime by all accounts, cannot be seen as an anomaly. It speaks to the reality of white supremacy plaguing our […]

Trump Immigration Ban Meets Law of Unintended Consequences

Trump Immigration Ban Meets Law of Unintended Consequences

President Donald Trump says his travel restrictions are aimed at keeping the U.S. safe from radical Islamic terrorism, while critics accuse him of imposing a Muslim ban. Whatever the short-term executive order accomplishes, following multiple revisions and months of court challenges, its impact on immigration policy and practices will be felt for years to come. Some […]

The Fate Of The Ban Will Soon Be Known

The Fate Of The Ban Will Soon Be Known

The U.S. Justice Department will face off with opponents in a federal appeals court on Tuesday over the fate of President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, his most controversial act since taking office last month. Last Friday, U.S. District Judge James Robart suspended Trump’s ban, opening a window for […]

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