Posts From the monthly archives: "June 2018"
obama vs trump immigration

By Anita Estell NY Times Video on Bush, Obama and Trump Administration Policies News accounts and heads have swirled in response to executive orders issued by President Donald Trump related to immigration.  Between May 5 and June 9 (in less than 30 days) Trump administration officials report that 2,342 children have been separated from…(Read More)

By Anita Estell   The United Nations has accused the United States of violating international law for actions taken by the Trump Administration resulting in the separation of families at the US-Mexican border.  A recent report by Al Jazeera also notes that the US is the only nation that has not signed the UN…(Read More)

Recent reports on major networks confirm that hundreds of thousands of Americans are finding ways to assist families torn apart at the US-Mexico border. In addition to sharing the NBC Nightly News report above, the XXTRA Special and Free staff have outlined 6 steps anyone can take to remedy and prevent this situation from…(Read More)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

On June 5, 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced the August recess for the Senate will be cancelled. McConnell says there is too much work to do related to passage of this year’s 12 spending bills and movement on a lengthy list of presidential nominees…(Read More)

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice

A Conversation with Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President of Morehouse School of Medicine By: Char’Nese Turner As we approach the close of the college commencement season, XXTRA Special and Free had the pleasure of chatting with Morehouse School of Medicine President, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice. She shared with us her mission as the first…(Read More)

Guns in School: Betsy DeVos Testimony on School Safety Falls Short Just in case you missed it, US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos testified before the US Senate Labor – HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee on June 5, 2018.  Vice-Chairman of the committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) questioned Secretary Devos about the work of the…(Read More)