Betsy DeVos

DeVos gets pushback on attempt to preempt state consumer protection

WESTSIDE GAZETTE — Whitney Barkley-Denney, a policy counsel with the Center for Responsible Lending, addressed the impacts to consumers of color.  “Due to racial disparities in income and wealth, the consumers hardest hit by these debts are consumers of color. While the federal government continues to find ways to placate these companies, states are ready and willing to serve the best interests of borrowers and taxpayers.” […]

Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. speaks with reporters after the team’s 107-104 home loss to the Utah Jazz on Jan. 10. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
District of Columbia

New Orleans native Kelly Oubre Jr. gives scholarships to 10 students: report

Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. made his only trip to New Orleans this season on Friday (March 9), and he wanted to ensure it was a memorable one. After helping the Wizards walk away with a 116-97 win over the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center, Oubre presented 10 Cohen College Prep high school with $1,000 scholarships, he told The Washington Post. […]

Chicago Crusader

Videos of Black teens reacting to their college acceptance letters made 2017 amazing

CHICAGO CRUSADER — The students of TM Landry College Prep school in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana have been spreading joy across the Internet with their celebratory college acceptance reaction videos. Each must-see video clip captures the moment one of students learns that they’ve been accepted to the college of their choice, as their friends, family members and teachers gather around to cheer in excitement along with them. […]