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Voting with Disabilities
Mar 5, 2021

Voting with Disabilities

This week’s Election Central post reports on the experiences of voters with disabilities in recent national elections. Usually when we talk about voter access, we think about things like the number of polling places available or whether voter ID is required. But for the estimated one in six voters who have a disability, the voting […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Mar 4, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

Israel’s Mystery Oil Spill Israel is undergoing a massive cleanup effort after an oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea polluted the country’s beaches and coasts with tar. This oil spill is Israel’s biggest ecological disaster in history. But the strange part is that no one quite knows how the tar got there. Israeli authorities suspect […]

Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars
Mar 3, 2021

Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

After travelling 470 million kilometers and spending nearly seven months in space, NASA’s Perseverance rover finally landed on Mars on February 18. This is the first NASA mission sent specifically to search for signs of past microbial life on the “Red Planet” since the 1970s. Here, btw takes a closer look at the specifics of […]

Profiles in Black History: Jane Bolin
Feb 26, 2021

Profiles in Black History: Jane Bolin

This week, btw continues to celebrate Black History Month by focusing on the lives and accomplishments of African Americans who may not have received as much recognition as they deserve. Jane Bolin was the first African American judge in the United States. Here, btw takes a closer look at her life and her many achievements. […]

Biden Introduces Immigration Plan
Feb 25, 2021

Biden Introduces Immigration Plan

This week’s Election Central post provides new information on an immigration bill being considered in the U.S. Congress. During the Trump administration, immigration policies and practices dominated headlines. How does the Biden administration plan to address U.S. immigration policy? Here, Election Central takes a closer look at President Biden’s proposals thus far. To learn more […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Feb 24, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

Scholarships for the Next Generation of Latinx Leaders Internships can be a great way to learn about your future career path, and to make important connections in your chosen field. But they are often unpaid, which can make it difficult for many qualified students to participate. These economic hardships can be even more challenging when […]

YOU DECIDE: Raising the Minimum Wage
Feb 23, 2021

YOU DECIDE: Raising the Minimum Wage

Currently, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. It can be difficult to survive on that amount of money, even for full-time workers. This is especially true if a worker has a family to support or rent and utilities to pay. On the other hand, raising the minimum wage could have a negative impact […]

Profiles in Black History: Robert Sengstacke Abbott
Feb 18, 2021

Profiles in Black History: Robert Sengstacke Abbott

This week btw continues to celebrate Black History Month by focusing on the lives and accomplishments of Black Americans whom you may not have heard much about. Robert Sengstacke Abbott was a lawyer and one of the first African American millionaires, but his most significant contribution was founding the Chicago Defender, one of the most-read […]

Trump’s Second Impeachment Outcome
Feb 17, 2021

Trump’s Second Impeachment Outcome

This week’s Election Central post updates you on the outcome of the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. On January 13, 2021, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump for his role in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The official charge of impeachment was incitement of insurrection. This […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Feb 16, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

Widespread Protests Rock Russia Have you heard of Alexei Navalny? He is an activist, lawyer, and blogger who leads the Russian opposition movement against President Vladimir Putin. Navalny has millions of followers and regularly calls out Putin and his United Russia party with accusations of corruption. He compares the current state of the Russian government […]