Attention Millennials: We’ve been had. We’ve been hoodwinked.We’ve been bamboozled. Let’s take back our lives.
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This is a petition to move forward with legislation proposed on 2011 to allow private student loans to be dischargable in bankruptcy and to allow private student loans to have flexible repayment plans. You are literally saving a life by signing this. Private student lenders prey on first generation college students, minorities, and anyone who just can’t afford college out right. Its a way to ensure that you have no upward mobility even AFTER you receive that precious degree. You’re saving a smart ambitious 22 year old recent grad who was told as an undergrad that the most important thing is to get an education no matter what yet he’ currently sleeping on his mom’s sofa an the meager wages he does make are garnished right from his bank account every month to pay for his education. This. is. crap. Please don’t be apathetic about this. Fight for your right to have an education that doesn’t force you to sign your life away to a bank at 18.
When the Westboro Baptist Church staged an anti-LGBT protest near Howard University last week, students weren’t having it. Dozens of HU students showed up with signs and rainbow flags to demonstrate against Westboro, and the hashtag #BlackLoveMatters took off. Well done. (via Huffington Post)
Twitter user Megan Sims posted this incredible photo from Howard University, the historically black university in Washington, D.C., yesterday echoing the “hands up, don’t shoot” rallying cry of Ferguson residents.
The Library of Congress identifies these handsome men in top hats and tails as the “Law graduating class at Howard University, Washington, D.C.” circa 1900. My favorite is the gentleman on the first row, second from the left.
My child has been racially profiled. He was in Glendale, California and did exactly everything the cops told him to do, including letting them illegally search his car. It was bogus because they didn’t give him the ticket for what he was pulled over for. Then he’s at University of Southern California, the school that I was going to transfer him to, when police stopped him for having his hands in his pockets. So guess where he’s going? Howard University. I’m not paying $50K so I can’t sleep at night wondering is this the night my son is getting racially profiled on campus.
This weekend, the Class of 2015 graduated from Howard University, a historically black college located about a mile from NPR’s headquarters. The new graduates include two of the students who have spent the last semester talking with NPR'sWeekend Edition about their college experience.
Leighton Watson and Kevin Peterman are still kind of in denial.
“It’s very surreal, because I think a lot of people expect you to feel like you’ve graduated earlier in the process,” says Watson. “But it literally didn’t hit me until I was walking off of the stage and out.”