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Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd 2021-04-21
Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd
After just ten hours of deliberation, a jury in Minneapolis found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd.
Illinois Expands Postpartum Medicaid Coverage
Last week, Illinois became the first state in the nation to expand postpartum Medicaid coverage.
How Notions of Masculinity Have Evolved in Hip Hop Over Time
Though often understood by the media, the late rapper DMX often displayed his vulnerability in his music. Now, a new generation of rappers have more range to explore their masculinity.
How the Sikh Community is Processing a Shooting in Indianapolis 2021-04-20
How the Sikh Community is Processing a Shooting in Indianapolis
Americans Are Starting To Have Casual Sex Again—That Could Bring an Explosion in STIs
Community Science Blooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Killing of Chicago Teen Renews Focus on Latinos and Police Brutality; Colo. Parents Reflect on Child to Mass Shooting
Reaction to the recent police killing of a teenage boy in Chicago was immediately followed by local outrage, but newly released video that contradicts initial statements by law enforcement is now drawing national scrutiny. It also brings into focus the history of police violence against Latinos in the United States.
From Chicago, we turn to the suburbs of Denver where a community is all too familiar with being devastating by gun violence of a different kind: mass shootings. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, founders of Survivors Empowered, share the lingering pain of losing their daughter, Jessica Redfield Ghawi, during the 2012 Aurora theater shooting.
Biden Administration Announces New Sanctions Against Russia 2021-04-16
Biden Administration Announces New Sanctions Against Russia
The actions against Russia represent one of the first major tests for the new administration on the international level.
Biden Administration Emphasizes Commitment to Israel at a Chaotic Moment in Israeli Politics
A visit to Israel from U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin came as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is once again fighting for his political future.
What Withdrawing from Afghanistan Means for Veterans and Active Troops
This week, President Biden announced that U.S. troops would withdraw from Afghanistan by September 2021.
The Reality of Driving While Black 2021-04-15
The Reality of Driving While Black
Today, Black drivers are 20 percent more likely to be pulled over than white drivers.
Derek Chauvin Trial: Chauvin's Defense Presents, and Rests, Its Case
This week, the defense presented and rested its case.
President Biden Announces His Plan to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan
The decision would mark the end of the U.S.’s longest-ever war.
Documentary Filmmakers Push for PBS to Improve Commitment to Diversity Behind the Camera
This year, a growing number of filmmakers of color have critiqued PBS’s close ties with director Ken Burns.
U.S. Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Following Six Cases of Rare Blood Clotting 2021-04-14
U.S. Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Following Six Cases of Rare Blood Clotting
Federal health agencies will investigate Johnson & Johnson's potential link to the rare blood clotting disorder “out of an abundance of caution.”
How the Federal Government Can Effectively Distribute Tribal Stimulus Funding
Advocates are hoping the $32 billion in stimulus funding to Native communities can help with current disparities, but also address longstanding issues of underfunding for Indian Country.
Pam Chatman, founder of Boss Lady Workforce Transportation, on How She's Getting Vaccines to the People of Mississippi
With so many people in red states hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine, one woman is working in the state of Mississippi to help get shots in arms.
How the Media is Reporting on the Pause of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
What impact could reporting on the pause of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine have on vaccine hesitancy?