California’s first-in-the-nation task force on reparations released an extensive report on Wednesday detailing the state’s role in 170 years of discrimination toward Black Americans.
2020 was a year of groundbreaking sociopolitical upheaval and the start of a colossal epidemiological crisis. It was also a year that urgently redefined the working conditions of photojournalists. The historic 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and the devastating COVID-19 pandemic presented unique challenges for photojournalism, forcing photographers into a terrain defined by new ethical, technological and safety (emotional and physical) concerns, as well as innovative attacks on press freedom.
Minneapolis became the epicenter of the movement to transform policing after George Floyd's murder, but the city's voters just rejected a proposal to dismantle its police department.
School resource officers are tasked with keeping schools safe, but a growing body of research suggests their presence takes a significant toll on students.
Texas is set to become the latest GOP-controlled state to ban the teaching of critical race theory in school, and the bill's main author says the move would have been approved by Martin Luther King Jr.
The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, one of the worst acts of racial violence in U.S. history. But two years prior to the carnage in Tulsa, another violent wave of hate took hold in the country.
Over the past year, corporations, politicians and many white Americans seemed to wake up to the reality that racism is alive and well in America. But for many Black Americans, George Floyd's murder was just the latest example of a reality they had long suffered under.
One year since George Floyd was murdered, members of the Twin Cities community continue to rebound from the mental "trauma" of his killing as they assess how much has changed and how much has stayed the same.
Optimists say new training programs would provide officers the skills they need to respond without violence, but skeptics say more drastic reforms are needed.
In support of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who was shot and killed by Columbus police this week, more than 400 Ohio State University students, staff and faculty members attended a sit-in on Wednesday, demanding that the school sever ties with the local police department.
Will the conviction of George Floyd's killer mark a new era of accountability for law enforcement or will the status quo remain in tact?
For many Twin Cities residents, Tuesday’s guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial epitomized the emotional whiplash of the past 10 years, in which short-lived moments of hope gave way to ever-present fears and frustrations.
Traffic stops are the most common way Americans interact with the police. Does it make sense to have armed officers enforcing traffic laws?
Derek Chauvin and two fellow Minneapolis police officers had restricted George Floyd's breathing so severely that it was almost “as if a surgeon had gone in and removed” his lung, Dr. Martin Tobin testified Thursday at Chauvin's trial.
Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon, who attempted to gain access to Gov. Brian Kemp’s office as he signed a controversial voting bill into law last month, will not be prosecuted, an Atlanta district attorney said Wednesday.
A co-sponsor of a controversial bill passed by Republicans in the Kentucky Senate that would make it a crime to insult police officers says the legislation is intended to help officers “protect themselves” from protesters.
New insider exclusive details about how the Joe Biden presidential campaign won against Donald Trump and how the COVID-19 pandemic shaped his messaging and strategy.
One year since 26-year-old emergency room technician Breonna Taylor was killed by Louisville, Ky., police, her family, friends and supporters continue to work to keep her name top of mind.
Brittany Ramos DeBarros, an Afro-Latina combat veteran and activist, is looking to do what many see as nearly impossible: unseat freshman GOP Rep. Nicole Malliotakis in historically conservative Staten Island, N.Y.
Rep. Cori Bush, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist elected to Congress in November, remembers the mental and physical abuse she and others endured from police officers while protesting in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014 and 2015. Today, the freshman congresswoman uses the experiences and passion she had protesting the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. then to fight for Black lives in Congress now.
Rep. Cori Bush says Republicans who are not able to uphold “the oath that they took” should rethink their roles in Congress altogether.
People of color have experienced a disproportionate amount of suffering in the coronavirus pandemic, but are being vaccinated at a lower rate than white people.
“Like it or not, inside American politics, you’re on one side or the other. There is no in between.”
“Were a centrist coalition to arise in service of ‘bipartisan’ policy objectives, it would shift the political center of gravity.”
“Purported constituents for a centrist third party aren’t as large a group as is often imagined and aren’t really centrists, either.”
“A successful third party is one that integrates itself or its program into one of the two major parties.”
“Favoritism for party candidates is a tough mountain to climb … Americans prefer to vote for a candidate they believe can win.”