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Deaths of Adam Toledo & Daunte Wright Trigger Protests

Deaths of Adam Toledo & Daunte Wright Trigger Protests

To many, Floyd’s case had become a symbol for broader systemic issues within our police force. But just as the trial had started, the March 29 fatal shooting of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Latino boy, took place in Chicago.
Anish Bhadani May 11, 2021
To many, Floyd’s case had become a symbol for broader systemic issues within our police force. But just as the trial had started, the March 29 fatal shooting of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Latino boy, took place in Chicago.
2021 College Admissions: Diversity Amidst COVID-19 Setbacks

2021 College Admissions: Diversity Amidst COVID-19 Setbacks

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced colleges to re-evaluate the way they choose which students they admit. This has produced a more diverse incoming class than any before it, especially at elite universities.
Nicholas Corral and Stella Park May 11, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced colleges to re-evaluate the way they choose which students they admit. This has produced a more diverse incoming class than any before it, especially at elite universities.
Biden's Afghanistan Pullout

Biden’s Afghanistan Pullout

In April of this year, President Joe Biden announced that the US will have pulled American troops out of Afghanistan completely by September 11th of 2021.
Gwendolyn Patwardhan May 11, 2021
In April of this year, President Joe Biden announced that the US will have pulled American troops out of Afghanistan completely by September 11th of 2021.
Vaccine Rollout Slower than Expected

Vaccine Rollout Slower than Expected

This relief brought by the COVID-19 vaccine is unfortunately undercut by recent developments in the vaccine rollout scheme, where vaccine distribution is woefully behind schedule, largely due to the fact that the supply for the vaccine has not yet met the demand. 
Rahul Ramarao January 26, 2021
This relief brought by the COVID-19 vaccine is unfortunately undercut by recent developments in the vaccine rollout scheme, where vaccine distribution is woefully behind schedule, largely due to the fact that the supply for the vaccine has not yet met the demand. 
Making Amends: Efforts to Fix the Racial Injustices of America by MacKenzie Scott

Making Amends: Efforts to Fix the Racial Injustices of America by MacKenzie Scott

Mackenzie Scott has tapped into her vast assets for a more philanthropic mission, inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement that started to build momentum this summer. 
Emilia Rodriguez January 17, 2021
Mackenzie Scott has tapped into her vast assets for a more philanthropic mission, inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement that started to build momentum this summer. 
Opinion and Analysis: The Inherent Anti-Democracy of the US Senate

Opinion and Analysis: The Inherent Anti-Democracy of the US Senate

Put plainly, the Senate is an anti-democratic, inegalitarian, antiquated, and racist institution established with the very purpose of maintaining the power and authority of the ruling class. Such a system that consistently benefits whites and conservatives at the expense of immigrants, people of color, and other minority groups does not fit in the widely touted American ideal of democracy and liberty.
Adela Simka January 10, 2021
Put plainly, the Senate is an anti-democratic, inegalitarian, antiquated, and racist institution established with the very purpose of maintaining the power and authority of the ruling class.
Biden Taps Rep. Marcia Fudge for HUD Secretary

Biden Taps Rep. Marcia Fudge for HUD Secretary

On Dec. 8, 2020, President-Elect Joe Biden nominated Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio’s 11th district to lead the Housing & Urban Development Department. If confirmed by the Senate, Ms. Fudge would be the second Black female to run the department.
Theresa Hoang and Elizabeth Joseph January 10, 2021
On Dec. 8, 2020, President-Elect Joe Biden nominated Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio’s 11th district to lead the Housing & Urban Development Department. If confirmed by the Senate, Ms. Fudge would be the second Black female to run the department.
Farmers Around the World Push for Change Amidst Pandemic

Farmers Around the World Push for Change Amidst Pandemic

Farmers—both local and global—have been acutely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with supply chains being under heavy stress and farm workers becoming infected. In India, the situation for farmers has grown increasingly dire under new national legislation.
Emilie Lespinasse, Anya Danes, and Oscar Ortega January 9, 2021
Farmers—both local and global—have been acutely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with supply chains being under heavy stress and farm workers becoming infected. In India, the situation for farmers has grown increasingly dire under new national legislation.
The COVID Vaccines: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

The COVID Vaccines: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Kriti Vamshidhar and Stella Park January 8, 2021

With the number of Covid cases climbing, the rate of transmission increasing uncontrollably, and months with no improvements, a vaccine has been the only ray of hope to cling to in these dark times. While...

For Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020, Amplifier, Nia Tero and IllumiNative launched a new large-scale public art campaign to elevate Indigenous land stewardship.

Then and Now: The Marginalization of Indigenous Peoples

For centuries, indigenous people have been wrongfully displaced and decimated by European encroachment, disease, and forced assimilation. The atrocities of colonization and genocide have uprooted indigenous civilizations, leaving lasting impressions on today’s native peoples. 
Chanelle Chu, Oscar Ortega, and Aastha Prakash November 11, 2020
For centuries, indigenous people have been wrongfully displaced and decimated by European encroachment, disease, and forced assimilation. The atrocities of colonization and genocide have uprooted indigenous civilizations, leaving lasting impressions on today’s native peoples. 

How can you help?

November 11, 2020

Although the current situation may seem bleak, now is not the time to turn a blind eye. We have an opportunity now to correct the course of American treatment of indigenous peoples. Donate to programs...

Now: Local Tribal Lands under Siege

November 11, 2020

These historical injustices suffered by the indigenous people of California have translated into modern forms of discriminatory practices. The land ownership rights of indigenous communities, for example,...

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