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    Cornell University students were offered the chance to explore the cosmos through “the idea of racial blackness.” The $60,000-per-year Ivy League university offered a course in spring 2021 called Black Holes: Race and the Cosmos, which introduced students to the basics of astronomy through readings in black studies. The class, which was co-taught by comparative literature and astronomy...
    A Seattle LGBT celebration will charge individuals with white skin a $50 reparations fee to keep the event free for transgender people of color. “All are free to attend HOWEVER this is a BLACK AND BROWN QUEER TRANS CENTERED, PRIORITIZED, VALUED, EVENT,” the event’s literature reads. “White allies and accomplices are welcome to attend but will be charged a $10...
    A protester wearing "Black Trans Lives Matter" wings marches during a pride event in New York City. Alexei Rosenfeld/Getty Images A pride event focused on trans people of color in Seattle will ask white people to pay a 'reparations fee.' The money will go towards keeping the event free for trans people of color, organizers said. Conservative outlets...
    The Washington Post has been branded 'neoracist,' and as promoting a 'pseudoreligious movement' for the latest episode of its podcast series urging readers to hold 'white accountability groups' and feel 'deep shame' over their race.  Its series, hosted by Nicole Ellis and called the New Normal, launched last spring, originally to discuss the coronavirus pandemic. The podcast shifted to conversations...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, the impact of voter suppression laws on people of color.Also, closing the digital divide. "The Knowledge House," a creative summer camp designed to improve children's literacy skills, is offering free digital skills training to underserved youth.And, the author of "Summer on the Bluffs" and co-host of The View Sunny...
    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Republican legislatures and governors were trying “to deny people of color, young people, poor people the right to vote.” Anchor Dana Bash said, “Let’s turn to voting rights. The Senate will vote on Tuesday on a sweeping bill that will most certainly be blocked by Republicans. Senator...
    As we celebrate Pride Month and center the LGBTQ community, many people are happy to post statuses identifying themselves as allies, buying rainbow merchandise, and appearing at the local (this year, most likely virtual) Pride parade. Those are all great actions, of course. Another way to support LGBTQ people and communities is supporting media by and about LGBTQ folks. This might mean...
    More On: google Google’s ad business reportedly subject of new EU antitrust probe Google must face shareholder lawsuit claiming it hid security risks Google, LVMH unveil ‘AI partnership’ to anticipate wealthy customers’ whims Will we finally be able to rein in the abusive power of Big Tech? Alphabet Inc’s Google told Reuters this week it is developing an alternative to the...
    On Thursday morning, Bloomberg published an article showing vaccine information from the new data tracker website at the CDC. It’s an interesting article, showing that there are hundreds of counties in the United States where the rate of vaccination is less than 25% of the population. Not only is that number far too low to represent any sort of collective immunity,...
    This article first appeared on WisconsinWatch.org. To Greg Lewis, the home was beautiful. Cozy and inviting, the two-bedroom house in Milwaukee had a finished basement, two and a half car garage, an attached apartment and a yard. He had his eyes set on it for 42 days, only to learn that the appraisal, or valuation of the property, was lower...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – Rev. Jethroe Moore II, a prominent figure and civil rights activist in Silicon Valley, quietly left to begin a new life outside a city he said doesn’t take care of people of color. “We do not capture the essence of the Black or the brown or the people of color culture here so it’s almost...
    Chicago Mayor Lori LightfootLori LightfootDaily Caller sues Chicago mayor for limiting interviews to people of color Tulsi Gabbard on Chicago mayor's decision to limit media interviews to people of color: 'Anti-white racism' So wrong: Chicago mayor declares she will only grant interviews to 'journalists of color' MORE (D) on Friday defended her decision to grant interviews exclusively to journalists of...
    An analysis by USA Today of vaccine distribution found Michigan’s focus on “equity” based on race and income “left people of color behind.” The paper analyzed the rollout strategies of two Upper Midwest states: Michigan and Minnesota both had ample opportunities to push out vaccines through professional health care settings and into the arms of patients. They have essentially the...
    Nevada has officially banned the use of 'sundown sirens' which were historically used for driving non-white people out of towns overnight. On Friday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed into law a bill that bans sirens that 'previously sounded on specific days or times in association with an ordinance enacted by the county which required persons of a particular race to...
    The voting rights group Fair Fight, headed by activist and former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, is announcing a month-long campaign to help mobilize young voters of color around the For the People Act, also known as S. 1, for the Senate version of the extensive voting rights bill championed by Democratic lawmakers.  The campaign, called Hot Call Summer,...
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    A new study published in Nature Communications outlines the differences in urban heat stress among different sociodemographic groups and found that in almost all urban areas, non-white people were more exposed to extreme urban heat. Researchers used government temperature and census data to find the distribution of heat islands. These “heat islands,” are areas of a city with higher than...
    CNN’s Brianna Keilar grilled Texas state Senator Brian Hughes (R) on Wednesday, confronting him on his support of the state’s new voting bill. Introducing Hughes, Keilar noted that the lawmaker is one of the lead authors of the controversial piece of legislation — Senate Bill 7. The CNN first asked of the Sunday voting measure included in the bill, which initially restricted...
    (CNN)Extreme heat waves are more lethal than any other weather-related disaster in America, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A campaign this summer led by NOAA in cities across 11 states will map the disproportionate stress that heat places on poorer neighborhoods and suggest ideas to alleviate that.The campaign will work with local National Weather Service offices...
    Genealogy website MyHeritage is providing families a unique way to observe Memorial Day – by reconnecting them with departed loved ones.  MyHeritage united with NGO "Stories of Sacrifice" – a podcast dedicated to interviewing families of Prisoners of War or soldiers Missing in Action (MIA) – to make the project a reality: By using MyHeritage’s Deep Nostalgia tool, individuals can...
    The Daily Caller News Foundation and one of its reporters is suing Chicago Mayor Lori LightfootLori LightfootTulsi Gabbard on Chicago mayor's decision to limit media interviews to people of color: 'Anti-white racism' So wrong: Chicago mayor declares she will only grant interviews to 'journalists of color' Chicago mayor sparks backlash after limiting media interviews to people of color MORE (D)...
    Alexis Monkhouse and her daughter Nalini live in a 325-square-foot tiny house. @thistinyjourney/Instagram Alexis Monkhouse shares what it's like to live in a tiny home with her daughter on Instagram. She told Insider that being a Black tiny-home owner can sometimes feel isolating, especially online. Monkhouse says she wants to encourage more people of color to join the...
    Loading the player... In nearly every major city in the U.S., people of color are exposed to more extreme urban heat than white people, a new study found. Using government temperature and census data, researchers examined the distribution of heat islands – parts of cities with higher average temperatures than the surrounding areas. The study, published Tuesday in Nature Communications,...
    Loading the player... On the first anniversary of his murder, Color Of Change and The Innocence Project of Texas jointly launched an online petition calling on Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to issue a posthumous pardon to George Floyd. The petition calls on Texas officials to follow the recommendations of the Harris...
    Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) said on Spectrum’s “News 1 Los Angeles” that Republicans didn’t seem to care about “rogue cops” who she alleged targeted people of color. Waters said, “We have the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act that’s on the Senate side, and it is stalled. The negotiators are working to try and work out some kind of way...
    The family of George Floyd met with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday, urging him to work for and sign police reform legislation. “If you can make federal laws to protect the bird, which is the bald eagle, you can make federal laws to protect people of color,” Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, told reporters after the...
    George Floyd’s family met with President Joe Biden on Tuesday, marking one year since Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis. There has been a massive push in the past year for police reform, and members of the family have been very outspoken pushing for Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. There have been some bipartisan discussions on...
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardFox News says network and anchor Leland Vittert have 'parted ways' New co-chairs named for congressional caucus for millennials Tulsi Gabbard blasts new House rules on gender neutral language as 'height of hypocrisy' MORE called Chicago Mayor Lori LightfootLori LightfootSo wrong: Chicago mayor declares she will only grant interviews to 'journalists of color' Chicago...
    Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay accused ABC producers of shady casting practices during her season of The Bachelorette, saying “I learned that several of the black men didn’t date black women.” “As I was going through my season [I learned] that several of the black men didn’t date black women,” Lindsay told the Hollywood Reporter. Lindsay, who was ABC’s first-ever black Bachelorette,...
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, one of the first Republican governors to announce he was cutting off pandemic-era unemployment insurance.Rogelio V. Solis/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Republican governors’ newest form of economic stimulus is anti-stimulus: cutting off $300 in additional weekly...
    BACHELORETTE Rachel Lindsay accused the franchise's producers of intentionally "casting Black men who don't date Black women" on her season. She claimed that she broke down as she thought just how unfair the treatment of POC bachelorettes and contestants was. 9Rachel Lindsay claimed that producers purposefully chose Black men who didn't date Black women for her seasonCredit: Getty...
    Chicago Mayor Lori LightfootLori LightfootLollapalooza to return at full capacity this summer Chicago Auto Show returning after coronavirus-forced hiatus Chicago mayor mulls 'vaccination passes' for events MORE (D) is drawing scrutiny and pushback from local journalists after deciding to grant one-on-one media interviews only to people of color to cover her two-year anniversary in office. The restrictions on who could interview the...
    (CNN)Decades ago, the Green Book allowed Black Americans to safely navigate a violently segregated country. On Monday, that concept was reimagined with the launch of the Lavender Book. The Lavender Book, a crowd-sourced app created by the National Black Justice Coalition and Out In Tech, aims to record safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people of color. "Finding safe, supportive, responsive environments...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is celebrating its efforts to recruit more diverse officers. The department says its efforts have come in response to the feedback it has received in communities, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported Tuesday. READ MORE: NYPD Making New Recruitment Push, Tackling Anti-Police Sentiment Head On By Urging Applicants To ‘Be The Change’ With change as the centerpiece...
    The U.S. has hit a significant milestone of progress toward herd immunity against COVID-19: At least 60 percent of of U.S. adults have had at least one dose of vaccines against the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  As of Tuesday, nearly 48 percent of adults are fully vaccinated, as is 37.5 percent of the...
    White House chief medical adviser and immunologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic, reported AP News. “Now, very few of these comorbidities have racial determinants,” Fauci said. “Almost...
    Pool / Pool/ Getty Images In Fauci's address to Emory graduates, he addressed the fact that people of color have been harder-hit by the pandemic.  COVID-19, he said, has exposed the inequalities in US society, how that harms people's health, and their prospects. Black and Hispanic Americans were more likely to get infected, hospitalized, and die from COVID-19....
    White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci gave a virtual commencement speech Sunday, where he claimed the COVID-19 pandemic exposed “the undeniable effects of racism” in the United States. Fauci was a keynote speaker at Emory University’s commencement ceremony Sunday, where he made the remarks about the “stark reality and failing of our own society” uncovered by COVID-19. “Let...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said Sunday the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. "shone a bright light on our own society's failings" in how the virus impacted minority communities. Fauci stated that "the undeniable effects of racism" have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans during the pandemic. President...
    Loading the player... The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic. “COVID-19 has shown a bright light on our own society’s failings,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said during a graduation ceremony...
    Devon Frankline So many virtual events these days open with video segments such as trailers, highlight reels or video testimonials that help introduce the forthcoming program. Tuesday afternoon’s “Hair and Makeup Equity — Changing the Industry Standard” did just that, opening with a series of testimonials but unlike most, this segment wasn’t a blip that barely registered for participants....
    Newly released data show that the majority of former President Donald Trump’s supporters in the 2020 election were women and people of color. The share of Trump voters who were women or people of color in last year’s election was 57.2%, up from 54.8% in 2016, according to newly released data from Catalist. The former president also increased his support...
    (CNN)As protesters take to the streets to fight for racial equality in the United States, experts in digital technology are quietly tackling a lesser known but related injustice.It's called techno-racism. And while you may not have heard of it, it's baked into some of the technology we encounter every day.Digital technologies used by government agencies and private companies can unwittingly...
    Man who took 5 hostages at a Minnesota bank threw cash, made threats and wanted to be a martyr, court docs say Black Bike Riders: ‘Central Park Karen’ Falsely Accused Us of ‘Beating’ Her © Ethan Miller/Getty Images The highly anticipated HBO Max Sex and the City revival, And Just Like That..., will feature a more diverse cast. A...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- An analysis of Chicago police data shows people of color are disproportionately targeted as subjects for search warrants.An investigation by the city's Inspector General shows Black men are targeted 25 times more often than white men.And Black women are targeted 11 times more than white women.The investigation looks at search warrants issued from 2017 to 2020.It also...
    Washington (CNN)The Black diplomat who was handed a set of keys in the State Department parking garage by a White colleague who seemed to assume he worked there, not in the offices above, and could fetch her car. The young Latina in tears after an older White diplomat counseled her on being "too vibrant." Her boss, another older White man,...
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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A group of St. Paul high school students walked out of class Thursday to address the issues of social justice and racism. More than 100 Cretin-Derham Hall students dressed in black walked in solidarity to express their feelings about what some students have had to endure because of the color of their skin. Students marched out of...
    By Drew Costley | Associated Press Across America, people of color are exposed to more air pollution than whites from industry, vehicles, construction and many other sources, a new study has found. Using government air pollution and census data, researchers found that disproportionate numbers of non-white people were exposed to potentially hazardous fine particle pollution from nearly all major U.S....
    Loading the player... Across America, people of color are exposed to more air pollution than whites from industry, vehicles, construction and many other sources, a new study has found. Using government air pollution and census data, researchers found that disproportionate numbers of non-white people were exposed to potentially hazardous fine particle pollution from nearly all major U.S. emission sources,...