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Poor Black Women Are Not Valued by Politics, Courts & Media Says VICE Editor


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It is Will Cooper’s firm belief that the American judicial system doesn’t value the lives of poor black women and therefore, their stories of abuse, deprivation and courage are seldom told by mainstream media. Their conditions are ignored by politicians, he argues. If their stories are told, Cooper contends that mainstream media “sanitizes” the stories… Read More

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The Real Meaning of Trump’s Climate Change Orders – In Plain Language


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In this special edition, Spectrum breaks down the Trump Administration’s recent actions against climate change into plain English that everyone can understand. To help us with that, we are assisted by Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko, Professor and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio… Read More

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African Americans are Portrayed Badly by Mainstream Media, Says Researcher


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Researcher and former photojournalist Danielle Kilgo asserts that African Americans are negatively stereotyped by the mainstream media – especially in photos and video. Danielle Kilgo is receiving her doctorate from the University of Texas-Austin and next fall will start teaching in The Media School at Indiana University. She has been part of a research team… Read More

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Time’s Phil Elliott Unmasks the Administration of the “Ad-lib President”


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Philip Elliott has “seen it all” in Washington D.C. and today’s White House is nothing like he has ever seen before. It is “chaos” despite protestations to the contrary by Administration members and President Trump himself, according to Elliott. Elliott has experienced the West Wing under three different administrations. He covered President George W. Bush… Read More

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NPR’s National Security Editor Gives Insight into Trump’s Hot Security Issues


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Philip Ewing, National Security Editor for National Public Radio (NPR), gives us his insights into the National Security Council, President Donald Trump’s proposed military budget, the ongoing investigation of Russian ties to the Trump campaign and ISIS. Ewing has been the National Security Editor since November 2015 but he also has had almost a decade… Read More

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Universities Must Reform to Stay Relevant and Affordable Says Notable Economist

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Dr. Richard Vedder, Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in Washington, DC, notes that the costs of higher education have increased markedly in recent years while the value of a college degree may be diminishing. To counteract these trends, he says that colleges and universities must implement reforms and modernize. But, the… Read More