Obama Plans Cash Infusion for Community Colleges, and Other News

By The News Jul 14, 2009

Community Colleges Receive Federal Funds The Obama Administration plans to distribute $2.5 billion to the nation’s community colleges for construction and renovation of their campuses along with $500 million to develop new online courses and $9 billion to create new and innovative academic programming. CA Judge Gives Immigrant Lawsuit Class-Action Status A San Francisco U.S. District Judge said that a group of Central American immigrants made a strong case that the U.S. violated federal law in overcharging them for their right to stay in the country. Hip-hop Artists for Healthcare Reform A panel of hip-hop artists held in honor of J Dilla, an influential hip hop artist and producer who died of lupus and did not have health insurance, urged their communities and Congress to help expand healthcare coverage. Broadcasters of Color Seek Federal Aid A group of broadcasters serving communities of color are looking for federal aid similar to that extended to the financial and auto industries since the beginning of the recession.