‘Excited Delirium’: Are Police Using Junk Science to Justify Brutality?

April 15, 2021

We examine how law enforcement use a dubious medical-legal construct to justify behavior in excessive force cases and to explain deaths in police custody.

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'Monument to Racism': How An Interstate Highway Decimated a Black Community in New Orleans

April 08, 2021

The story of how a thriving Black neighborhood in New Orleans was decimated by the government, and what it means for Biden's infrastructure plan.

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NY Legalizes Marijuana, Delivering Blow to War on Drugs

April 02, 2021 war on drugs, marijuana, racial justice

From decriminalizing consumption and expunging past convictions to investing in impacted communities, the new law seeks to amend destructive policies.

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Divide & Conquer: How 'Model Minority' Drives Wedge Between Racial & Ethnic Groups

March 26, 2021

The 'model minority' concept was adopted to highlight the relative prosperity of some Asian Americans and drive a wedge between racial and ethnic groups.

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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's 'Revolutionary' Appointment

March 19, 2021 Climate crisis, Native Americans, Indigenous Rights

We examine U.S. Interior Secretary Haaland's historic appointment and what it means for Native people and the climate.

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This Week in Social Justice - Ep7: MLK's True Legacy

January 18, 2021 civil liberties

Special prime-time livestream of This Week in Social Justice focuses on MLK, featuring Poor People's Campaign Co-Director Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis & News Beat Artist in Residence Silent Knight.

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News Beat Named 'Outstanding' Podcast of 2020

December 31, 2020 civil liberties

The Bello Collective names News Beat among '100 Outstanding Podcasts From 2020,' highlighting our #SayHerName episode about violence against Black women.

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News Beat Podcast Wins Highest Honors at SPJ /PCLI Journalism Awards

December 25, 2020 civil liberties

News Beat wins 'Best Podcast' and other top honors from SPJ / PCLI Journalism Awards for second consecutive year.

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This Week in Social Justice - Ep6: Should Newsrooms Defund Crime Coverage?

December 24, 2020 civil liberties

This Week in Social Justice livestream guest Free Press journalist Tauhid Chappell makes the case for defunding the crime beat, citing racial bias and more.

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This Week in Social Justice - Ep5: Hip-Hop Protest Songs & Fred Hampton

December 14, 2020 civil liberties

This Week in Social Justice livestream guests Silent Knight & Jeffrey Haas discuss hip-hop's transcendental prowess & assassination of Black Panther Fred Hampton

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