Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.
New York is one of more than a dozen states and cities considering raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal faces opposition from some lawmakers and businesses in the state.
As Zach Hirsch of Here & Now contributor North Country Public Radio reports, many nonprofits are also concerned. They fear they won’t have the money to fund the increase.