Hampton University received two grants recently that will give a boost to two areas of study by creating new centers at the school.
NASA awarded a $5 million grant that will create research opportunities. It's designed to take under-represented students from high school and undergraduate internships to graduate level research and on to employment opportunities, according to a statement from HU officials.
The grant from NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project Institutional Research Opportunity will be...Read more
In a blog post on The Huffington Post on Monday, President Barack Obama laid out his highly anticipated plan to extend overtime pay to more American workers. His proposal, which does not require approval from Congress, constitutes arguably his most sweeping economic reform through executive action since taking office. Under the plan, the administration says, an estimated 5 million more workers would be eligible for time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. Given...Read more
One Republican politician isn't too impressed with the recent, heated debate concerning the Confederate flag, calling it a "manufactured political crisis" meant to distract.
Former Rep. Allen West of Florida quoted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's statement to "never let a good crisis go to waste" on Fox & Friends Monday morning, adding that the discussion around the Confederate flag was distracting from the problems plaguing the black family and from violence in Chicago.
"This is what you...Read more
Sen. Bernie Sanders is hoping that his past services in the Civil Rights Movement and support of Obamacare will gain him the minority vote and overall, the presidential title.
In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on This Week, the Independent candidate spoke about his chances at the White House seat, his overall approval of SCOTUS’ decision on legal marriage for the LGBT community, and his plans to revive the middle class.
“The American people are sick and tired of seeing...Read more
President Obama eulogized the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston today, nine days after a gunman killed the pastor and eight other people at Bible study in a historic black South Carolina church.
"We are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith, a man who believed in things not seen, a man who believed there were better days ahead off in the distance," the president said at funeral services for Pinckney at the TD...Read more
In a sharply divided 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the use of disparate impact claims under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, finding that policies and practices with discriminatory effects can be challenged under the law, even when there was no intent to discriminate. Fair housing advocates said the decision will enable them to continue rooting out racial discrimination at a time when overt bias has largely been replaced by more unconscious or implicit...Read more
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.
The outcome is the second major victory for Obama in politically charged Supreme Court tests of...Read more