Race to watch: Iranian-American activist faces Texas conservative

09/22/2020

Sima Ladjevardian, a Beto O’Rourke aide, is challenging Trump-surrogate Dan Crenshaw to represent the diverse district. A congressional race between staunchly conservative House Republican Dan Crenshaw and Iranian American progressive Sima Ladjevardian has garnered national attention while encapsulating the shifting Demographics in the one-time Republican bastion […]

The ‘banker ladies’ saving friends from debt

09/22/2020

Minority communities in the US and elsewhere have sometimes turned to traditional money saving methods outside the formal banking system. The economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic could spur renewed interest in those savings clubs. When Hilda Robles recalls her first years in America, tears […]