US Officials Travel to Venezuela for Discussions About Detained Americans

US Officials Travel to Venezuela for Discussions About Detained Americans

Porlamar, Venezuela. September 17th, 2016: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro before the opening ceremony at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela (Shutterstock) By Jennifer Hansler, CNN A US government delegation quietly traveled to Venezuela “for discussions about the welfare and safety of US nationals in Venezuela,” a State Department spokesperson told CNN on […]

Colombian Voters Elect Country’s First Black Vice President

Colombian Voters Elect Country’s First Black Vice President

Bogota, Colombia; November 22, 2021: Francia Marquez Mina, Afro-descendant woman, Colombian presidential candidate, environmental activist and feminist from “Soy porque somos” social movement. (Shutterstock) By Manuel Rueda and Astrid Suarez, LA Times As Colombia’s voters put aside a longtime antipathy to leftists and chose one as their new president, they also carved out another milestone […]

Juneteenth is the Newest Federal Holiday. Here’s What it Celebrates.

Juneteenth is the Newest Federal Holiday. Here’s What it Celebrates.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA – June 19th, 2021: Black African-American fraternities participated and walked in Juneteenth celebration parade. (Shutterstock) By Sydney Combs, National Geographic Known to some as the country’s “second Independence Day,” Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people in the United States at the end of the Civil War. For more than 150 years, […]

The Los Angeles Declaration Could Represent a Big Step for Real Migration Cooperation across the Americas

The Los Angeles Declaration Could Represent a Big Step for Real Migration Cooperation across the Americas

Guatemala – Guatemala City 07-06-2021. USA Vice President Kamala Harris met Guatemala’s President and community leaders to discuss migration and corruption control. (Shutterstock) By Andrew Selee, Migration Policy Institute The Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection signed by leaders from countries across the Western Hemisphere at the conclusion of this week’s Summit of the […]

Sonia Sotomayor’s Dissents and Opinions Speak to the People

Sonia Sotomayor’s Dissents and Opinions Speak to the People

US Supreme Court Nominee hearing Sonia Sotomayor July 13, 2009 in Washington, DC (Shutterstock) By Mackenzie Long, Teen Vogue The Supreme Court has always been shrouded in mystery and essentially free from accountability. That’s largely by design. Oral arguments, final decisions, and written orders are the only aspects of justices’ work that are regularly made […]

Senate Majority Takes Action on Gun Violence Prevention

Senate Majority Takes Action on Gun Violence Prevention

Students from Miguel Contreras Learning Center high school protest in front of City Hall after walking out of school to protest gun violence in Los Angeles, May 31, 2022. (Shutterstock) (Albany, NY) Today, the Senate Democratic Majority is passing legislation to strengthen gun safety measures and ensure deadly weapons stay out of the wrong hands. […]