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Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs

Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs

June 14, 2019

Women and African Americans dropped out of the labor market offsetting the number of people who claimed that they were unemployed. Women and African Americans are giving up on finding a job, as wages remain very low says AFL-CIO Chief Economist

COINTELPRO 2.0: Fighting Government Surveillance of Black and Muslim Organizations

COINTELPRO 2.0: Fighting Government Surveillance of Black and Muslim Organizations

June 14, 2019

The Black Identity Extremist Abolition Coalition (BIEAC) convenes its first conference to collaborate on efforts to fight FBI surveillance and targeting of Black and Muslim activists and communities as “Black Identity Extremists.”

Daniel Ellsberg on the Release of the “Top Secret” Pentagon Papers

Daniel Ellsberg on the Release of the “Top Secret” Pentagon Papers

June 13, 2019

On the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg describes the tension waiting for the publishing of the story: “The Times was on lock down with armed guards.. they were fearing an injunction”

California Defies Trump Policies by Giving Medicaid to Some Undocumented Young Adults

California Defies Trump Policies by Giving Medicaid to Some Undocumented Young Adults

June 13, 2019

California’s act to cover healthcare for undocumented people sets up national debate on the politics of immigration and healthcare

How the NRA Profits From Divisive Politics

How the NRA Profits From Divisive Politics

June 13, 2019

An investigation shows how the nonprofit NRA gives lavish gifts and contracts to board members and their families while losing millions of dollars of donor money each year. A deep dive following the money that explores the internal conflict between NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and former NRA President Oliver North and the role of the…

Why Don't the Dems Want A Climate Debate?

Why Don’t the Dems Want A Climate Debate?

June 12, 2019

This week, Biden endorsed the proposal for a climate debate and activists delivered a 200,000 signatures in support to the DNC. Media Matters’ Lisa Hymas talks about why they’re still rejecting the proposal

Ex-Cop: Cut Police Budget, Fund Jobs & Youth Services

Ex-Cop: Cut Police Budget, Fund Jobs & Youth Services

June 12, 2019

Former Baltimore City police officer Larry Smith says to promote safety, the city must stop prioritizing policing over human needs

It Could Take 2,800 Years to Clean Alberta's Old Oil and Gas Wells

It Could Take 2,800 Years to Clean Alberta’s Old Oil and Gas Wells

June 12, 2019

To speed the clean up process, regulators would have to mandate a stricter schedule—but that could cost tens of billions of dollars, much of it coming from taxpayers, says Regan Boychuk, oil sands expert and Reclaim Alberta co-founder

Baltimore Divests In Its Youth—and Criminalizes Them

Baltimore Divests In Its Youth—and Criminalizes Them

June 12, 2019

As youth arrests at the inner harbor capture headlines, TRNN examines the ways city law enforcement, housing policy, and segregation have failed young people

Rising Water Rates Hurt Black Baltimore Most, Study Shows

June 11, 2019

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund shows an “explicit link between race and water affordability.” To fight this, they propose litigation and new legislation.