Minutes after President Obama concluded his State of the Union Address last night, Phillip Agnew of the youth empowerment group, the Dream Defenders delivered the League of Young Voters’ first ever State of the Youth Address.
This address outlined the social justice priorities of millions of young voters of color. These priorities include issues that affect the urban community such as gun violence, minimum wage, education, immigration, racial equality and more.
The State of the Youth Address is the postmortem to the League of Young Voters’ pre-State of the Union #BarackTalk Twitter Townhall where the League and additional civic engagement groups talked about issues anticipated for discussion for the State of the Union. It allowed tthe younger generation to talk back to President Obama–raising their voices to make change in Washington, reflecting their standing in the 2014 political landscape.
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(CNN) — Darion Aguilar, who killed two people then himself at a Maryland mall last weekend, wrote in his personal journal about planning to kill people, Howard County police revealed Wednesday.
Aguilar also wrote that he was apologizing to his family “for what he was planning to do,” according to police, who released information about what was in the journal. Aguilar wrote that he had a plan but did not explain what that plan was or mention whether it targeted anyone specifically.
Aguilar’s mother told reporters Sunday that her son was a “gentle, sweet kid,” and that she doesn’t think he knew his victims — 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson.
Police say Aguilar went to the The Mall in Columbia on Saturday and fired as many as nine shots while in a skateboard apparel shop where Benlolo and Johnson worked.