Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of Juneteenth and how we as a society talk about the history slavery, with guests; Woody Keown, Jr., President & COO of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Ashley Rogers, Executive Director of the Whitney Plantation
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From Washington to Indigenous communities across the American Southwest, top government officials, family members and advocates gathered Wednesday as part of a call to action to address the ongoing problem of violence against Indigenous women and children.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on preventing animal abuse and neglect with guests: Janelle Dixon, President and CEO of the Animal Humane Society; Joe Elmore, President & CEO of the Charleston Animal Society; and Julie Klim, CEO of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals.
Asian American business leaders are launching a foundation to challenge discrimination through what they call the largest philanthropic commitment in history by Asian Americans geared to support members of their own community.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of people joined Daunte Wright’s family and friends on a march through the Minneapolis suburb where he was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop three weeks earlier.
St. Louis (AP) — The guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder case felt like a watershed moment to many Americans. President Biden called the verdicts a “giant step toward justice.” But pervasive legal roadblocks to police accountability remain entrenched.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The underwriter for a project to build two prisons in Alabama announced that it is pulling out following criticism that it was breaking a promise not to get involved in for-profit prisons.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin i s charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death after pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck as he cried out: “I can’t breathe.”
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, said Saturday they arrested four people after declaring a riot Friday night when protesters smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set multiple fires during demonstrations that started after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a gun.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget Friday, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities including education, health care, housing and environmental protection.
Police accused of wrongdoing can usually count on the blue wall of silence — protection from fellow officers that includes everything from shutting off body cameras to refusing to cooperate with investigators. But that’s not the case with Derek Chauvin, with many colleagues quick to condemn his actions in George Floyd’s death, some even taking the stand against him.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on ending gun violence with Margot Bennett, Executive Director of Women Against Gun Violence; Renée Hopkins, CEO of The Alliance for Gun Responsibility and Maisha Fields Gun Violence Survivor & Vice President of Organizing at Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — On the sloping side of a cemetery on the campus of Clemson University, dozens of small white flags with pink ribbons have replaced the beer cans that once littered a hill where football fans held tailgate parties outside Memorial Stadium.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of providing support to underrepresented individual who wish to pursue STEM education with Tara Chklovski, Founder & CEO of Technovation and Sarah EcoHawk, CEO of American Indian Science & Engineering Society.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators don’t yet agree on how much time to give the Kansas Department of Labor to upgrade aged technology for an unemployment system that for months has been plagued by problems and the frequent target of scammers.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on supporting Hispanic/Latino owned businesses and its leaders during the pandemic with Laura Murillo, President & CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Carmen Castro, Executive Director of Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber in Portland Oregon.