The End of a CAP-tivating Summer :(

The End of a CAP-tivating Summer :(

  Days in the sun And nights in the rain Summer is over; Simple and Plain -Summers Over Interlude, Drake  As much as it pains me to write this, my summer interning at the Center for American Progress has come to a bittersweet end. It’s undeniably been a summer full of...
Why it’s definitely time to #TeachStrong

Why it’s definitely time to #TeachStrong

Over the course of my summer working at CAP, I’ve been exposed to so many issues in education policy that before I never would have even thought to investigate. Education in this country is a perennial issue; it’s a cornerstone of society that is constantly under...
DNC 2016: A look towards the Future

DNC 2016: A look towards the Future

If in 15 years people are still reading blog posts from Wake the Vote, I hope they come back to revisit this one. That may sound vain, but really I only desire that because I want the predictions I make in this column to come true. After spending a week at the...
Calling all Democrats: Can y’all unite please??

Calling all Democrats: Can y’all unite please??

I was fortunate enough to attend the democratic convention on Monday and Thursday of last week. Being inside the arena on both the first and last day of the festivities gave me an interesting perspective on the state of the Democratic party. On Monday, it was evident...
#BlackGirlMagic at the DNC

#BlackGirlMagic at the DNC

This is not a blog. This is a love letter that I almost could not bring myself to write. This is an outpouring of emotion that I can still barely wrap my head around. What words could I possibly pluck from my limited knowledge of the English language to describe the...

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