Voices Of Wards 7 And 8: Neighbors Explain What The Protests Against Systemic Racism Mean To Them

Demonstrators took to the D.C. streets in late May, protesting police brutality and the systemic racism Black people face. It was part of a larger movement inspired by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but Floyd wasn’t the only name protesters chanted. They called for justice for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and, more locally, Marqueese Alston, D’Quan Young, and others. In…

Fighting Census Rumors

Fighting 2020 Census Rumors This is your source for facts about the 2020 Census. If you have a question about something not addressed here or see false information about the 2020 Census or the U.S. Census Bureau, please contact rumors@census.gov. Learn more about the Census Bureau’s Trust & Safety Team and how to support a complete…

The world as we now see it!

Spotted: The protest scene outside the White House tonight ahead of the last night of #RNC2020 (📷Getty) pic.twitter.com/JJ4TZk8x5F — POLITICO (@politico) August 28, 2020 "All this happened on Trump's watch…we have a moral desert at the top," Rev. Jesse Jackson said from Kenosha, Wisconsin. "We're better than this. We must fight back. March until the…

The Hard Numbers Behind Juneteenth in a Racist America

Nicole Phillip Some of the most glaring disparities in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in America are spelled out in detail the United States often seems unable to countenance. Updated Jun. 19, 2020 5:07AM ET / Published Jun. 19, 2020 4:28AM ET  Friday marks Juneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States and specifically word…

How racism threatens the response to the coronavirus pandemic

A complex public undertaking like the coronavirus response depends a lot on public trust. But a legacy of systemic racism across multiple institutions has eroded that trust in many minority communities. The big picture: Health care has its own sordid history, from the Tuskegee Study to hospitals’ patient-dumping practices to substandard care for black mothers and babies. Consequently, minorities — especially black…