The Egalitarian

Funding sometimes lags for sex-trafficking victims

In this Nov. 26 photo, Marquita Clardy stands in the common living area at Brittany's Place: The Safe and Sound Shelter in St. Paul, Minn. Volunteering at a St. Paul shelter for girls who are victims of sex trafficking has become pivotal to Marquita Clardy after her daughter, Brittany Clardy, was killed. Minnesota has become a national model for combating sex trafficking, particularly with its investment of state funds to support the victim.

David Crary, The Associated Press

December 30, 2014

As awareness of America's sex-trafficking industry increases, state after state has enacted new laws to combat it. But while a few have backed those get-tough laws with significant funding to support trafficking victims, many have not. In Michigan, for example, a cluster of legislators beamed wit...

Being uninsured in America will cost you more

In his Nov. 12 photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, on a laptop screen, shown in Portland, Ore. Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. In 2015, all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service for the first time whether or not they had health insurance the previous year. Most will check a box. It’s also when the IRS starts collecting fines from some uninsured people, and deciding if others qualify for exemptions.

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press

December 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. In 2015, all taxpayers have to report to the IRS on their health insurance status the previous year. Most will check a box. It's also when the IRS starts collecting fines from some uninsured people, and deciding if others qua...

Mish. College sees small, big benefits with loan promise

In this Dec. 9 photo, students walk on the mall at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. The small, private Michigan college has got a deal for you: Make at least $37,000 a year after graduating or else the school will pay all or part of your loan. Adrian College has taken out an insurance policy costing about $1,100 on each student starting with this year’s freshmen. The idea is to eventually help graduates who might want to go into fields like social work, and also ease incoming students’ “sticker shock” when they see the $40,000 annual cost of the education before financial aid is factored in.

Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press

December 27, 2014

ADRIAN, Mich. — When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guaranteeing every graduate would make more than $37,000 or get...

Texas weighs allowing open carry of handguns

 In this Oct. 19, 2013  photo, flags fly at the

Jim Vertuno, The Associated Press

December 14, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas  — Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected to push for expa...

Makers show, tell, and create at Houston’s Mini Maker Faire

HCC's 3D Printing Table at Houston Mini Maker Faire 2014. Two MakerBots are printing trinkets in the foreground. On the table is dozens of 3D printed items.

Alyssa Foley, Editor

November 2, 2014

Just like how a car show is all about cars, a maker faire is all about makers. A maker is anyone who makes their ideas come to life. Wanjun Zhang, is a maker at TX / RX Labs, a maker-space located in Houston’s East End District. She posed for a picture with the Bulbasaur Planter she designed and 3D printed. She talked about how she brings her designs to life: “I learn the tools, and just the act of working with them helps me figure out my design and what I’m doing.”

Houston Mini Maker Faire coming to Stafford Centre Nov. 1st

Houston Mini Maker Faire coming to Stafford Centre Nov. 1st

Alyssa Foley

October 28, 2014

Houston Mini Maker Faire claims, “we were all born to be learners and creators”. The purpose of maker events is to ignite people’s passion to learn, do, and make. Makers are the technology subsection of DIY (Do It Yourself) culture. Exhibits will feature new technology, robotics, electronics, crafts, engineering, STEM, makers and makerspaces. There will be activities for ages 4 and up.

Save Our Streets!

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Bishop James Dixon, and Charonda Johnson hold a discarded brick.

John Cañamar

October 26, 2014

“Why not call it Freedmen’s Town?” questioned Bishop Dixon, “because when you change the name of a community its identity gets lost.”

Brick by Brick

Members of the community.

John Cañamar

October 23, 2014

Freedmen’s Town, also known as Fourth Ward, is a small neighborhood on the west end of downtown Houston that was founded in 1866 by emancipated slaves. This gem of a community was named a Historical District in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. In 1984 there were 530 historic structures that were standing; today only 30 remain.

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