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Local Beauty Shops Talk Politics and Impeachment

November 18, 2019

Black women respond to the impeachment inquiry and to Trump.

Comcast Willing to Gut Civil Rights Law to Stop Byron Allen Lawsuit

November 18, 2019

Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African-American Owned Media might seem like a simple David and Goliath story of a Black entrepreneur fighting white-owned corporate power. But the implications of the pending SCOTUS ruling reach further than many realize.

Baltimoreans Demand Answers as Shit Piles Up

November 18, 2019

The city has used just 2% of their allotted funds to help residents experiencing sewage backups. Baltimore City Council held an investigative hearing to grill the Department of Public Works.

Political Profiteering off the Trauma of Black Women

November 18, 2019

In state and national elections, Democratic politicians court the power of Black women’s votes. But are the issues that shape and impact the lives of Black women really respected by, and reflected in, the policies of the political class that courts them so heavily?

Chile’s Government Agreed to a Constitutional Assembly. Will it Stop the Protests?

November 15, 2019

Even though Chile’s President Piñera agreed to hold a referendum on rewriting the constitution, many parties and protesters rejected the agreement because it was passed behind their backs.

25-Year Drought Forces States to Rescue Colorado River System

November 15, 2019

The Colorado River system provides water for around 40 million people. A 25-year drought has endangered this system, prompting seven states and Mexico to accelerate conservation efforts.

Netanyahu Kills Palestinians to Keep Opposition From Forming Government

November 15, 2019

Provoking a conflict with Gaza led to the deaths of 32 Palestinians. But was the real objective the creation of an emergency government so Netanyahu can remain in power?

Impeachment Hearing Day 1: Outlining What Is at Stake

November 14, 2019

The Nation’s Sasha Abramsky discusses what we learned from the testimony of witnesses Kent and Taylor.

Spain’s Far Right Wins Big, But Left Coalition Still Possible

November 14, 2019

Spain held its second parliamentary election this year last Sunday, and the anti-immigrant and nationalist Vox party doubled its representation. But the vote might not resolve Spain’s political impasse.

Sea Level Rise Could Be Three Times Worse Than Previous Estimates

November 14, 2019

A new study and mapping visualization tool by the organization Climate Central says hundreds of millions more people than previously thought live in coastal flooding risk zones.