How Educators Are Talking to Students About Systemic Racism
As teachers are trying to facilitate conversations about systemic racism and privilege with their students, some critics are trying to stop them.
The U.S. is Seeing More Cancer Diagnoses in 2021
Due to the pandemic, people were not able to receive preventative care for cancer.
What "Pose" Gets Right—And Wrong—About Ball Culture
Since its debut, "Pose" has chronicled New York City’s ball scene of the 1980s and 1990s.
What You Need to Know About Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccine
Thousands of children, some as young as six months are currently enrolled in vaccine trials. We discuss the latest on these trials and when to expect results.
Is Herd Immunity Possible in the United States?
Recent reporting from The New York Times found that experts think that herd immunity in the U.S. is unlikely due to the spread of new variants and vaccine hesitation among individuals.
The Civilian Climate Corps and Colorado's Wildfires
President Biden has allocated $10 billion for the Civilian Climate Corps as part of his $2 trillion infrastructure plan, could the program mitigate Colorado's disastrous wildfires?
From "Shadow and Bone" to "Game of Thrones": The Art of Creating A Language from Scratch
Many fantasy shows and movies immerse their audience in fictional worlds complete with new lands, new people, new creatures, and even new languages.
President Joe Biden's First 100 Days
President Biden has used his first hundred days in office to drive the largest expansion of government seen in decades.
Newsome Opponents Have Gathered Enough Signatures to Trigger a Recall—Now What?
California is facing its first gubernatorial recall in nearly two decades.
Should We Be Optimistic About the U.S. Economy?
The unemployment rate is steadily dropping, and stocks have been on the rise, as the country has ramped up its aggressive vaccination campaign.
Why Viewers Love Political TV Dramas
No matter how much high-stakes tension there is going on in the actual Washington, D.C., there’s something endlessly entertaining about the best political television shows.
The Work That Remains in the Wake of Guilty Verdict for Derek Chauvin
The guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin came as a relief to many nationwide, but the number of people killed by police since his trial began underscores the broader issues that remain.
COVID-19 Infections Surge in India
On Tuesday, the country reported more than 300,000 new cases for the sixth consecutive day.
Supreme Court to Hear Second Amendment Case That May Change Gun Laws in U.S.
The Supreme Court is hearing this case during a year with numerous instances of gun violence.
New Wave of Black Superheroes Are Taking Over the Small and Big Screen
The new Captain America is one of countless Black superheroes in movies, television shows, and comics books in recent years.
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