Politics and Government

ANALYSIS: Prisons and Prisoners, Wild Cards in the Voting Rights Struggle
Politics and Government

ANALYSIS: Prisons and Prisoners, Wild Cards in the Voting Rights Struggle

Prisoner voting rights advocates joined in the 2015 commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march. (Legal Services for Prisoners with Children photo) By Nyah Marshall The third largest community of would-be voters in Granville County, N.C. is neither a city nor a town. It is four federal correctional centers and a state penitentiary…

Was Ketamine the ‘Weapon’ That Killed Elijah McClain?
Black Lives Matter, Police Reform, Politics and Government, Social Justice, Violent Crime

Was Ketamine the ‘Weapon’ That Killed Elijah McClain?

By Brittney DeZwaan A Denver suburb’s decision to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of Elijah McClain acknowledged the role police officers had in his death after they handcuffed and placed him in a chokehold. Three officers were indicted on murder charges in September. But two Aurora paramedics also were…

The Democrat, the Designer, and the Dress:  Protests on the Outside
Fashion, News, Politics and Government

The Democrat, the Designer, and the Dress: Protests on the Outside

By Ryan Thomas Fashion’s always been about clothes and style, but also class, culture and politics. That’s the way  it was at the Met Gala in September in New York, where Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s appearance in a custom-designed off-the shoulder gown with “Tax the Rich” plastered on the back became a most-discussed item. The optics seemed…

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