Rep. James Clyburn on Voting Rights, the Filibuster and More
Top Democratic lawmakers, including House Majority Whip James Clyburn, are urging their colleagues in the Senate to reform the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation.
Inflation Is On the Rise in the U.S.
As cities and states across the country reopen, inflation is on the rise.
The Future of the Child Tax Credit
On Thursday, families across the United States began receiving a monthly child tax credit payment.
Confirmation Hearing for Sheriff Ed Gonzalez Shows Signs of Biden's ICE Strategy
On Thursday, a confirmation hearing was held for Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, President Biden’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
93,000 Drug Overdose Deaths Highlight Another Toll of the Pandemic
On Wednesday, the CDC released data showing that more than 93,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses in 2020.
Tigray Rebels Gain Ground in Ethiopian Conflict
Earlier this week, rebel forces claimed that they captured Alamata, the major town in the southern part of Tigray.
Delta Variant Causes Jump in U.S. COVID-19 Cases
As the Delta variant spreads across the U.S., more than half of U.S. states are seeing spikes in COVID-19 cases.
The Fashion Industry Reckons with Systemic Racism
A new guard is shaking up the status quo, demanding greater inclusion and representation on runways, in editorials, and behind the scenes.
Texas House Democrats Flee the State
Plus, under pressure from activists and civil rights leaders, President Joe Biden has called for a new coalition to defend voting rights.
Pollution from the Cane Sugar Harvest in Florida is Making Residents Sick
Residents in western Palm Beach Country are challenging sugar companies with a lawsuit in federal court claiming that pollution from cane burning is damaging their health.
Why Shohei Ohtani Matters for the Future of Major League Baseball
This season, Shohei Ohtani has shown how exciting it is to watch a player excel on the mound and at the plate.
Is Democracy Dying?
A report put out this year by the non-profit Freedom House says that 2020 was the 15th consecutive year in which global freedoms declined, as authoritarian leaders gained more power.
A Record Number of Rural Hospitals Closed During the Pandemic
Since 2010, 138 hospitals in rural communities have closed, and the COVID-19 pandemic pushed them to the brink with a record 19 closing last year alone.
New Era of Space Tourism Takes Flight
On Sunday, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson became the first billionaire to launch himself into space on a rocket he helped fund.
How Much Should We Be Policing Language?
Brandeis University's newly-released “Oppressive Language List” aims to address language that can be seen as violent in nature.
Haiti Struggles in the Aftermath of President Jovenel Moïse's Assassination
Following the assassination, Haiti’s police force has killed four people it suspects in the president’s killing.
Do Olympic Rules on Marijuana Need to Change?
Last week, 21-year-old Sha'Carri Richardson's Olympic dreams ended abruptly after she tested positive for marijuana.
U.S.D.A. Plans to Pay Debt Relief for Minority Farmers After Months of Delay
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to start paying off loans for Black farmers and other farmers of color.
Congresswoman Alma Adams on the Latest Delays in Debt Relief to Black Farmers
Last month, a federal judge placed a temporary restraining order on a program to help Black farmers and other farmers of color.
People Are Flocking to Backyard Chickens During the Pandemic
A silver lining for many over the last year has been time spent gardening.
"High on the Hog" Celebrates Black Food Culture
The new Netflix series “High on the Hog” traces the history and significance of African American foodways.
Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.