Daily Archives: 03/12/2021

HISTORY: The Black Mothers of America – By: Dhanpaul Narine

The Black Mothers of America – By: Dhanpaul Narine

Phillis Wheatley 1753-1784

  • …No more, America, in mournful strain
  • Of wrongs, and grievances and unredress’d
  • No longer shall thou dread the iron chain
  • Which wanton Tyranny with lawless hand
  • Had made, and with it meant t’enslave the land.

Phillis Wheatley 1772

We hear a great deal about the founding fathers of America. But how about the Black mothers of America and the role they played in shaping the destiny of the nation?          Continue reading

EDUCATION: The Rising Cost of College in the U.S.A. – Visual Capitalist

 The Briefing –  By  Visual Capitalist

  • Since 1980, college tuition and fees in the U.S. have increased by 1,200%
  • Because of the shift to online classes, 2020 saw the lowest tuition increase in the last four decades

The Rising Cost of College in America

The average cost of getting a college degree has soared relative to overall inflation over the last few decades.

Since 1980, college tuition and fees are up 1,200%, while the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all items has risen by only 236%.

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COVID-19: ‘We Need a People’s Vaccine, Not a Profit Vaccine’: Sen. Bernie Sanders

— Sanders Urges Biden to Support Push to Suspend Pharma Patents

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on Capitol Hill on January 27, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Wednesday urged President Joe Biden to support an India and South Africa-led effort at the World Trade Organization to temporarily suspend coronavirus vaccine-related intellectual property rights in order to facilitate speedy global production and distribution of the life-saving shots—a proposal backed by nearly 70% of U.S. adults and more than 100 nations worldwide.        Continue reading

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