The 2018 midterms saw incredible highs and debilitating lows, and there are many things to learn from them. But one of the most telling things about the election was the racist campaigns run by the Republican Party across the country.
When the Trump administration shared a doctored video of CNN journalist Jim Acosta’s brief contact with a White House intern last week, it marked yet another low point in his presidency. But it was also just the latest example of Trump suddenly pretending that he cares about the safety and rights of women.
Could you leave your conventional career behind in order to pursue your dreams? In this episode of Undercurrent, we profile Ming, who goes by the “Sax of Shaolin” when he performs in New York City’s subway system.
Voting is a right many have fought and died for. But that doesn’t mean that in 2018, people won’t make mistakes—or, even worse, that governments won’t be actively trying to suppress the vote. So what should you do if told you aren’t allowed to vote?
We spoke to a leading voting rights expert who explained exactly what…
A glance at Paulette Jordan’s career might tip you to the fact she’s a bit of an anomaly. Yes, she’s a gunslinging, horse-riding single mother. But the 38-year-old Idahoan is also running to become America’s first Native American governor, ever. For this episode of Undercurrent we traveled to Idaho to follow Jordan as…
Rashida Tlaib is all but certain to make history in next week’s midterm elections by becoming one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. For our debut episode of our new series, Undercurrent, we traveled to Michigan, where we talked to the Detroit native and daughter of Palestinian immigrants about the…
The 2018 elections have seen a mess of race-baiting, dog-whistling campaign ads, mostly from Republicans. But while things may seem especially bad this time around, racist campaign ads are nothing new. In fact, they’re about as old as American politics.
This November, Florida voters will be asked to decide whether or not to restore the voting rights of nearly 1.5 million men and women convicted of felonies. Florida is one of just three states that permanently strips the right to vote from people with felonies. If passed, Florida Amendment 4 could shake up elections…
America’s higher education system has always been racist. Not only were many of our top institutions founded by slave owners and rooted in racist policies, but they have systematically excluded people of color for centuries.
Our friends at Deadspin tell us the Texas-Oklahoma University rivalry is one of the biggest in college sports. So for this episode of Divided, we traveled to the far-away land of midtown Manhattan to ask Texans viewing the game about another rivalry that’s heating up—the Senate race between Beto O’Rourke and incumbent…
Jeff Bezos recently caved to pressure and raised the minimum wage for Amazon employees to $15 an hour. For this episode of Divided, we took to the streets of New York to talk to people about the decision, and about whether the minimum wage is even enough.
If there’s one thing Donald Trump can’t get enough of, it’s defending powerful men accused of sexual misconduct.
In the first episode of our new series, Divided, we ask New Yorkers how they feel about Brett Kavanaugh and the state of his ongoing confirmation hearings.
Check back for more each week as we discuss this and other topics.
Donald Trump has “very, very” many feelings when it comes to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, particularly about how “unfairly” he thinks Kavanaugh is being treated because of the sexual assault allegations leveled at him last week.
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Since the invention of film, viewers have been eager to see titillating images on screen, but the adult film industry has long been dominated by the desires of white men.
President Donald Trump today revealed that he’s considering thousands of potential pardons, including one for Muhammad Ali’s overturned conviction for draft evasion. His statements were greeted by the sports world, black America and even Ali’s former lawyer with a collective yawn.
Bill Cosby was found guilty Thursday of all three charges in the sole criminal trial brought against him concerning former athlete Andrea Constand. The jury’s decision came after dozens of allegations of sexual misconduct and years of public debate over Cosby’s conduct.
By the fourth grade, more than 80 percent of black boys in many of the nation’s school districts have fallen behind their peers in reading. This staggering figure not only highlights the shortcomings of America’s school system but also emphasizes the need for new ideas on how to approach and address the needs of…
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Dr. Charles Drew was both a revolutionary in the medical field and a pioneer for black rights. And we’re honoring him this February for Black History Month.
In 1940, Drew became the first African American to receive a doctorate in medical science from Columbia University in New York City. He then went on to…