Between the 1870s and 1930s, Native American languages and culture were battered and suppressed by American political policy. Despite the Native American Languages Act being passed in 1990, the dialects of indigenous communities still face extinction. The Conversation looks at why they remain under threat, and why it is important that they be preserved.
After a grand jury investigation revealed the details of ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania, with up to 1,000 victims affected, the attorney who helped the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team investigate clergy sex abuse says it’s only the beginning.
The FY2019 Winter Plan was approved on Tuesday, Sept. 11. This year’s plan adds new shelter beds and transportation for minors and “transition age youth.” The protocols laid out in the plan go into effect on Nov. 1.
Jamal Speaks is a homeless high school football player. He was cleared to play for Ballou at the beginning of this season but was told by the school principal that he was ineligible. Speaks has now been cleared by DCPS, was offered housing by Covenant House Greater Washington, received a football scholarship from Temple University, and has raised more than $32,000 on GoFundMe.