Archive for January, 2019

A Quest for Equity: Shifting Civil Rights to Human Rights

January 25th, 2019

Recently, the world celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, activist, minister, and one of the most visible leaders of the United States Civil Rights Movement, attempted to challenge the United States to realize its egalitarian potential by finally affording constitutional rights for its Black citizens. […]

Highlighting Rights of Children Through VAWA Reauthorization

January 10th, 2019

When Congress and the President failed to fund the government, leading to a partial shutdown beginning December 22, 2018, they also neglected to sign a bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), resulting in its expiration. The law that expired included grant programs such as the Consolidated Youth Program (CYP), which provided advocacy, […]