The Biden Administration is working to deliver on its student debt relief promise.
Jul 14, 2023
“Capitalists are gonna capitalize.” Following social media backlash, which included the aforementioned comment, Walmart has removed a red velvet and cheesecake ice cream from its shelves that was meant to celebrate the upcoming Juneteenth holiday. I better not see yall buying this. Capitalists are gonna capitalize, but this is ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/ngBPZDzWKk — CHUCK JIGSAW CREEKMUR (@chuckcreekmur) May 22, 2022
May 24, 2022
Supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) appears to be a unified effort. Joe Biden is set to appoint “qualified and diverse” leaders in education, sports, and more to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The responsibilities of the board members will be to “increase the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education to its students and continue serving as engines of opportunity,” according to the press release from the White House. Actress Taraji P. Henson and NBA All-Star Chris Paul are expected to be on the board. They will be joined by Makola M. Abdullah, Javaune Adams-Gaston, Paige Blake, Thasunda Brown Duckett, Willie A. Deese, Patrick Cokley, Monica Goldson, William F. L. Moses, and more. The new additions come after President Biden named Dr. Tony Allen as chair and Dr. Glenda Glover as Vice Chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs in 2021. Dr. Dietra Trent was also named executive...
Apr 1, 2022
The world is waiting on you to get it done, Joe! A recurring question for current President Joe Biden is when he plans to fulfill his promises of forgiving the student debt impacting thousands of Americans. That question might have been answered according to reports from Complex that a host of borrowers could be eligible for a new program that would significantly slash or eliminate the debt. The move is possible through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program which was launched 15 years ago to help borrowers working in public servant-facing positions which include education, health care, emergency services, and others. Eligible borrowers will be credited for up to 10 years of monthly payments.
Mar 10, 2022
About one month ago, financial experts predicted that President Joe Biden would sign a cryptocurrency executive order. The goal, according to Yahoo Finance, was to pave the way for the regulation and the adoption of the popular decentralized form of payment. On March 9, 2022, Biden’s cryptocurrency executive order was finally signed, sealed, and delivered to the American people. According to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the effort will “promote a fairer, more inclusive, and more efficient financial system,” per the Associated Press. In the same breath, Secretary Yellen says that she hopes the measure will counter any illicit use of the popular coins — and illicit use, she says, is tantamount to the country’s financial instability and a threat to national security. The Biden administration also says that the exploding popularity of cryptocurrency has inspired the President to pass the order. All of that is really nice political window-dressing, to be sure. But what does it all...
Mar 9, 2022
When Google released its annual Year in Search report, it’s no wonder that Amanda Gorman was on that list. In fact, she came in at No. 1 on the tech giant’s list of poets in 2021. Unsurprisingly, Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate, earned the title shortly after she performed her now-world famous poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. However, what was surprising about the search results was that Norway was the country that was most likely to search for the term “Amanda Gorman” in Google over every other country (including our own!). No matter, though: her accomplishments are all her own. Born in Los Angeles to a single mother, Amanda Gorman pushed herself to excellence from the very beginning — from enrolling in speech therapy classes to gaining a world-class mentorship that landed her in the halls of the United States’ most prestigious Ivy League college. “Gorman doesn’t view her speech impediment as a...
Dec 23, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden hit the ground running this week, beginning his transition to his first term come January. His first order of business? Announcing a COVID-19 Advisory Board co-chaired by a Black woman, reports NewsOne. Dr. Marcella Nunez – Smith is an associate professor of internal medicine and epidemiology. She was also recently named associate dean for Health Equity Research at Yale School of Medicine. Nunez-Smith’s “research focuses on promoting health and health care equity for structurally marginalized populations,” and her work also helps identify “regional strategies to reduce the global burden of non-communicable diseases.” I spent the morning with the co-chairs of my COVID-19 Council discussing the status of this pandemic and how we move forward. Tune in as I provide an update on how we're going to beat this virus. https://t.co/VVGHZNnUFY — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 9, 2020 In addition to Nunez-Smith, the 13-member coronavirus task force will be co-chaired...
Nov 10, 2020