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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?
New York Approves Pandemic Relief for Undocumented Workers 2021-04-13
New York Approves Pandemic Relief for Undocumented Workers
Last week, lawmakers in New York state approved a historic $2.1 billion relief fund for undocumented workers and other workers with nontraditional jobs.
Future of U.S.-Iran Negotiations Complicated by Attack on Iranian Nuclear Site
Iran’s government has been tight-lipped about the full extent of the damage at a nuclear facility, but multiple outlets are reporting that Israel was involved in the recent attack.
Protests Erupt in Minneapolis Suburb After Fatal Police Shooting of Duante Wright
Over the weekend, a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, fatally shot the 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop.
How the Body Positivity Movement Was Co-Opted and Commodified
The “body positivity" movement has exploded in recent years, but for many, it's become nothing more than a buzzword.
Vaccine Versus Variants: The State of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S. 2021-04-06
Vaccine Versus Variants: The State of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S.
More than 61 million people have been fully vaccinated in the U.S., with more than 106 million people at least partially vaccinated.
Vaccine Distribution Disparities in Africa
The continent of Africa has administered less than two percent of global vaccine distribution, despite making up 17 percent of the global population.
President Biden Pushes to Shape the Federal Courts
Last week, President Joe Biden announced 11 nominees for the federal bench.
Cooking Shows Slowly Open Up to Broader Range of Cultural Backgrounds
The lack of representation on many popular cooking shows extends into the fine-dining world as a whole. The Takeaway speaks with chef Eric Adjepong about his experience on Top Chef.
COVID-19 Vaccine Disparities Persist Worldwide 2021-04-05
COVID-19 Vaccine Disparities Persist Worldwide
High-income countries have purchased over half of the world’s supply of vaccines, even though they make up less than a fifth of the global population.
Why Advocates Say D.C. Statehood is Long Overdue
Momentum has grown around statehood for Washington, D.C., and advocates say it has wide-ranging implications on issues ranging from racial equity to gun control.
Natalia Lafourcade and her Powerful Relationship with Traditional Mexican Music
Natalia Lafourcade discusses her Grammy win for her album "Un Canto por México, Vol. 1."
Georgia's Newest Voting Law Aims to Reduce Access to the Polls 2021-04-02
Georgia's Newest Voting Law Aims to Reduce Access to the Polls
Lawmakers in Georgia are part of a national trend in which legislators across the country have introduced more than 250 bills that aim to restrict voting.
In Texas, Lawmakers Advance Legislation for New Restrictions on Voting
SB7 would do everything from limit early voting hours to prohibit drive-thru voting in the state.