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The Teacher’s Strike Wave Continues

The Teacher’s Strike Wave Continues

Teacher’s strikes seem to be the new wave flooding the nation. As of February 2019, there are several active walkouts. As of now, the first strike of the year is over. A deal was reached by the union in Los Angeles on January 22, with the country’s second-largest school district that called for smaller classroom sizes […]

Hookah Lounge Smoking Debate Rages on in Washington State

Hookah Lounge Smoking Debate Rages on in Washington State

There is an ongoing and open debate in Washington state, surrounding the legalities and operational rights of local hookah lounges. The Stranger, a Seattle-based newspaper, reported that the state seems to be targeting these communities unfairly. The debate continues even as the state presents the facts about the health risks behind the smoking practices of using hookahs. […]

American Civic Literacy Affords Citizens Greater Opportunities

American Civic Literacy Affords Citizens Greater Opportunities

All American citizens need to know the fundamental mechanisms of the government, and the historical events that shaped the nation so they may “be ready for active, engaged citizenship.” Joe Mantegna, one of the five members of The Civics Education Initiative National Board of Advisors states: Unfortunately today, too few students are learning basic civics. […]

Prioritization of Jobs and Educational Welfare in the Eyes of Phalanx

Prioritization of Jobs and Educational Welfare in the Eyes of Phalanx

Phalanx Family Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping remove employment barriers for Chicago residents. The agency began working with low-income black communities in 2003 and continues to do so by consistently seeking funding for those in need of assistance. The organization’s prime objective is finding permanent solutions needed to reverse the decline of Chicago’s […]

The News School Looks to Teach Journalism Skills in North Lawndale

The News School Looks to Teach Journalism Skills in North Lawndale

In Chicago’s North Lawndale community, St. Agatha’s Church has stood the test of time. For the last 125 years, it has been a beacon of the neighborhood, acting as its strength and even its spiritual foundation. Over the years, St. Agatha’s has grown and evolved in such a way that it is not just a […]

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