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Senate Democrats unveil a plan for a new tax on billionaires

Senate Democrats have unveiled a plan to tax the gains billionaires make on the assets they own as a way to help pay for President Biden's social spending plan. Democrats say the billionaire tax alone could raise hundreds of billions of dollars to help offset the cost of the final bill, which could end up around $1.5 trillion. It is part of a broader tax framework that also includes a new minimum tax on large corporations. Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., called the proposal...

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Alabama A&M Students showcase how cool their state is and what student voting means to them.

S.G.A. Executive President, Engineer Major, Austin Smith and Communications Major Amaya Rearden representing Alabama in the Students Learn Students Vote Post-Election Gathering State Roll Call.

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Erica Fox Washington, Program Director has a sit down with First Lady, Abbiegail Hugine to talk about the First Lady Initiative Luncheon and explains how students and alumni can help be a part of the scholarship.

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On the latest edition of WJAB's "Yo! Just Checkin In" hoat Marcus Sims discusses Homecoming 2021 with Dr. Brittany Holloman.

Dr. Holloman currently serves as the Interim Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Judicial Appeals at Alabama A&M University. There will be a lot of excitement of "The Hill", find out all the details here!

UPDATE: AAMU Mourns Death of Alum Jelani Day

25 Year old disappeared on August 24th. A body found September 4th was identified September 23rd as Jelani Day.

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The Alabama A&M University graduate and Illinois State University graduate student, Jelani day, 25, vanished on August 24, 2021. 

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Host Marcus Sims talks with Evan Billiter, Dennis Keim and Microwave Dave about Microwave Dave Day 2021 & more on this edition of WJAB's " Yo! Just Checkin In"Proceeds from Microwave Dave Day help in music education in Tennesse Valley schools.  Click here to watch and listen!

On this edition of WJAB's "YO! Just Checkin In" host Marcus Sims speaks with Alabama A&M alum, Alex D Banks II! Alex has a new CD out through promotions of Future Groove. Find out more about this new release, Alex's beginnings in the music industry and much more on the latest edition of Yo!

 

  On this episode of YO! Just Checkin In, host Marcus Sims speaks with Carrie Humphrey of Dance Africa! This cultural and educational event is aimed towards youth grades third through eighth grade.. Find out more about dance Africa in the history of African dance through this interview.

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The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative supermajority seemed poised Wednesday to hand school choice advocates a major victory, and potentially a large expansion of state programs required to fund religious education.

The handwriting on the wall came during a nearly two hour argument involving a challenge brought by two Maine families to the state's unusual way of providing public education.

Local officials in Washington, D.C., have passed a bill that will designate a portion of the street outside the Saudi embassy after slain Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Paul McCartney about the life and death of the Beatles' John Lennon, who was killed 41 years ago this week.

Divorced parents don't always agree on everything. The decision on whether to vaccinate children for COVID is the latest battleground.

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