Abeni Merriweather’s piece is an arrangement of Black spirituals that date back to the time of legal slavery in America. She said she was inspired to use spirituals after hearing them in a video game.
The federal aid helped students like Helen Bonds stay enrolled at El Paso Community College.
Conservative lawmakers wasted no time answering Gov. Greg Abbott’s call to enact further restrictions on how race is taught in relation to the nation’s history in public and charter school classrooms.
Three years in to her appointment, some groups have given Wilson a chance at redemption. Others have not.
More than half of the state’s dentists practice in the five most populous counties. “So the rest of Texas is underserved,”the school’s dean says.
“My parents never told me I had to go to school or do this and that," said Victoria Almaguer, "but I put it onto myself because I know what they have sacrificed."
Graduates included parents, first-generation students, and students who enlisted the help of the university and federal agencies to ensure their families were able to witness their accomplishments.
This was the nursing department's first in-person graduation since 2019.
“Things have radically shifted in the past 20 years and there’s much more attention to the fact that people need to change course because the world is changing.”
The agreement is a prominent departure from U.S. and Mexican policies that have closed the 2,000-mile land border to all but essential travel since March 21, 2020.