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Alabama Union Coal Mine Workers Enter Fifth Month of Strike 2021-08-05
Alabama Union Coal Mine Workers Enter Fifth Month of Strike More than 1,000 union miners from Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, are striking for higher pay and increased benefits. An Inside Look at Anti-Union Meetings New reporting from "The American Prospect" tells the inside story of anti-union action in a plant-based meat company known as No Evil Foods. Should Police Unions Be Busted or Saved? There's a rift in the labor movement about how to effectively pursue police reform. Responses to DaBaby's Homophobic Remarks Show Push and Pull of Progress in Hip Hop For queer, Black fans of hip hop, offensive comments like the ones made by DaBaby are upsetting. But the rise of openly queer stars like Lil Nas X also shows how far the genre has come.
Congresswoman Cori Bush on the Eviction Moratorium 2021-08-04
Congresswoman Cori Bush on the Eviction Moratorium To draw attention to the impending eviction crisis, Congresswoman Bush has slept on the steps of the U.S. Capitol since Friday night. Catholic News Organization Outs Priest, Raising Concerns About Data Privacy The publication reportedly used location data collected and sold by an app to reverse identify the priest. The Risks of Holding Music Festivals Amid Delta Variant Spread With the Delta variant posing a threat nationwide, many health experts say that being in a tightly-packed crowd at a music festival is risky, regardless of vaccination status.
Long COVID Now Considered Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act 2021-08-03
Long COVID Now Considered Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act Last week, the Biden administration released guidance explaining that “long COVID” can be a disability under the ADA. How Companies Are Navigating Vaccine Requirements Over the past week, several major private sector employers, including Disney and Walmart, have announced that they will be requiring vaccinations for certain groups of their employees. August 3rd Marks Black Women's Equal Pay Day Black women make 63 cents to every dollar of non-Hispanic white men.
First Lady of Haiti Speaks Out About Her Husband's Assassination 2021-08-02
First Lady of Haiti Speaks Out About Her Husband's Assassination The president’s widow, Martine Moïse, recently gave her first interview about her experience during her husband's assassination. Protests Erupt in Tunisia Amid Public Turmoil Over COVID-19 Surge In response, President Kais Saied dismissed the country’s prime minister, froze parliament for 30 days, and instituted a nationwide curfew. New Information from the CDC Warns Delta Variant More Severe Although the vaccines remain highly effective, vaccinated people may be able to spread the virus, according to the federal agency. The Evolution of Headache Science For a long time, severe headaches like migraines and cluster headaches have been under-researched by the scientific establishment.
Pandemic-Era Expanded Government Benefits Drive U.S. Poverty Rate Down 2021-07-30
Pandemic-Era Expanded Government Benefits Drive U.S. Poverty Rate Down Roughly 20 million people in the U.S. are expected to be brought out of poverty this year, according to a recent Urban Institute research report. Advocates Win Unemployment Case in Arkansas as Republicans Try to Strip Benefits Many Republican-led states have halted the extra $300 per month unemployment insurance payments, but lawsuits around the country might change that. House of Representatives Holds First Hearing on Insurrection Attack On Tuesday, the House of Representatives held its first hearing on the January 6th insurrection. Should We Kill or Reform the Filibuster? This week, the Senate voted to move forward with a bipartisan infrastructure deal. However, it faced the threat of a filibuster just a week ago.
Former Olympian Dominique Dawes on Simone Biles, Mental Health, and More 2021-07-29
Former Olympian Dominique Dawes on Simone Biles, Mental Health, and More This week, Simone Biles decided to not compete in the Olympics in order to prioritize her mental health. Simone Biles Spotlights Mental Health After Withdrawing from the Olympics Recent decisions by Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka to focus on mental health highlights the grueling training and scrutiny young women go through participating at elite levels in sports. Are Current Sexual Assault Protocols at the Olympics Enough? The Takeaway discusses sexual assault protocols at the Olympics, how they have evolved, and what is still lacking. "Ted Lasso" and the Rise of Sincere TV Over the past two decades, there’s been a shift away from the irony that defined TV comedies like "The Office" and "Arrested Development."
Mass Arrests Are Taking Place in Cuba Following Recent Protests 2021-07-28
Mass Arrests Are Taking Place in Cuba Following Recent Protests Since demonstrations started in Cuba on July 11th, some organizations estimate that as many as 700 protesters have been arrested. In Cuba, Censorship Circumvention Software Helps People Access the Internet At the height of the recent protests in Cuba, more than a million Cubans could access the internet despite attempts by the Cuban government to block them from social media platforms. The Hard History Behind the Capitol Insurrection On Tuesday, testimony began before the Congressional Select Committee convened to investigate the violent mob attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. Fifty Years Since the War on Drugs This summer marks 50 years since the war on drugs began under President Richard Nixon.
House Select Committee Begins Investigation Into January 6th Capitol Attack 2021-07-27
House Select Committee Begins Investigation Into January 6th Capitol Attack Ahead of the first public hearing of the House select committee investigation into January 6th, The Takeaway discusses what to expect. What Sexual Health Can Teach Us About COVID-19 Masks have become heavily politicized, and most people just don’t like wearing them. The same has been true for condoms for many years. Remembering Bob Moses Over the weekend, civil rights leader Bob Moses died at the age of 86.