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How To Enroll In An Income-Driven Repayment Program: A Three-Step Guide

IDR plans are designed to cap your monthly federal student loan payments at 10-15 percent of your discretionary income and forgive your outstanding loan balance after 20-25 years. If that means more money leftover for Netflix and car payments each month, we’re on board.

We Need to Talk About Racist Drug Policing on College Campuses

On any given day in America, you can walk into a prison and witness the racial disparities of our criminal justice system. According to Human Rights Watch, police arrest black people for drug possession more than three times as often as white people, thus ensuring that people of color are ...

Betsy DeVos: The Most Anti-Public Education Nominee For Secretary Of Education Ever

Meet Betsy DeVos. She’s the billionaire Republican fundraiser from Michigan that Trump has just nominated to head the Department of Education.

When Racism Erupts On College Campuses

People of color cannot escape racism, not even at institutions of higher learning.

So, You Want To Run For Local Office

If you are fed up with the way politics are working in the United States, consider a run for local office. Our guide can help you through the process.

#TurkeyTalkGuide: Your Guide To Surviving Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

We wanted to make sure that you're going into Turkey Day feeling confident and proud of all of our country's progressive victories over the past few years.

Countering Islamophobia, One Joke At A Time

Historically, Muslim-Americans have defended their faith through political debates, theological discussions, and activism-based efforts. But a relatively new means of fighting discrimination is growing among the younger generation of Muslim-Americans: comedy.

Hocus SCOTUS: 7 Reasons Why Not Having a Ninth Supreme Court Justice Is Scarier Than Any Movie You’ll Watch This Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and Washington, D.C. is teeming with pumpkins, ghost décor, and… a vacancy on the nation’s highest court, the United States Supreme Court.

As Construction Continues On Dakota Access Pipeline, So Do Protests

In rural North Dakota, hundreds of lodges and teepees spread across acre-long fields as tribes from around the nation gather in solidarity. Their peaceful protests are aimed against the most recent land issue—the Dakota Access Pipeline.

How a Broken Supreme Court Impacted My Community

It is unfortunate and unfair that that we must fight for our freedom in a way that the majority does not. But this is also the precedent in a nation in which forgotten communities have historically put tireless efforts and noble sacrifices into making their voices heard.

Meet Joanna Fang, The First Openly Transgender Woman To Win A Primetime Emmy

During this year's Emmys, which aired this past Saturday, Sept. 17, Joanna Fang became the first openly transgender woman to win a primetime Emmy.

Want More Millennials To Vote? Talk To Them About Higher Education.

Young people are speaking out about the issues that are the most concerning and relevant. It is now up to the candidates to make these issues a priority.

Robust Income-Driven Repayment Programs Can Help Borrowers Keep Payments Low

Many student loan borrowers are eligible to change the terms of their payments through income-driven repayment (IDR) plans.

Let’s Talk About The Millennial Wage Gap: Salary History Bans Won’t Just Help Women

It’s common for employers ask would-be employees about their salary histories, often using the answers to reduce their offers. But in Massachusetts, come July 1, 2018, employers will no longer be legally allowed to ask prospective employees about their salary histories.

Forming A More Perfect Union, One Voting Rights Case At A Time

The last few weeks saw wins in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas, Texas, and North Dakota as courts in these states struck down restrictive local voting laws.

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