Author Archives: Jaya Montague

Stopping the Rent Freeze: The Ramifications for People of Color in Philadelphia

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Housing inequality is one of the country’s largest sicknesses. For Philadelphians, coronavirus just removed a band-aid from an already oozing wound. The Federal CARES Act Moratorium has made evictions in the city illegal. Currently, the law protects renters who are unemployed because of the pandemic. But after July 10th, landlords can go back to collecting […]

Temple’s Public Inaction is Hurting Black Students

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When l attended Temple University I was on the executive board of the Black Student Union (BSU). One of my favorite things about being a member of BSU was the protests we participated in. During the Colin Kaepernick protests we staged a sit-in at the Homecoming football game at Lincoln Financial Field. We marched down […]

What Virtual Graduation Means to Philly’s Seniors

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Philadelphia high school seniors wore their caps and gowns in an auditorium last year. Family and friends looked on and shouted in the aisles. The graduates shook hands with their principals and received their diplomas.  Picture graduates walking to their living rooms and turning on the computer for the class of 2020 commencement. Their parents […]