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Jonaki Mehta

Ailsa Chang

10 July 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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After an emotionally intense visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., students from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College in Denver realized their history curric...

The Hechinger Report

Delece Smith-Barrow

6 July 2020

United States

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Students at colleges across the U.S. are taking to social media to confront racism and biases at their campuses. Over 40 "Black at" Instagram accounts were launched in June on which students share their personal stori...

The New York Times

Amanda Taub

Jane Bradley

2 July 2020

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Ignoring the pleas of victim-aid groups and the examples set by other countries, the British government and courts failed to protect domestic violence victims during the pandemic. Italy, Spain, Germany, and New Zealan...

The New York Times

Ben Dooley

Hisako Ueno

20 June 2020

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Japan's unemployment has barely grown during the COVID-19 crisis, thanks in large part to a business culture that prizes employees' interests over short-term profits. Much of the country's economy remained open in the...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

18 June 2020

Washington, United States

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Employees at 7 Yakima Valley fruit packing plants, who are predominately Latinx, went on strike to protest inadequate protection and pay during the Covid-19 pandemic. Agricultural workers accounted for nearly one-fift...

Inside Higher Ed

Madeline St. Amour

16 June 2020

United States

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Graduate students at several major universities organized to secure benefits during the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, the University of Illinois Graduate Employees Organization fought for and won the expansion of me...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Angela Ross

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11 June 2020

Australia

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ABC News in Australia is using a solutions-focused, or constructive, approach to reporting on social problems. Focusing in particular on three areas, affordable housing, stormwater, and obesity, the Hobart newsroom is...

Mother Jones

Jamie Smith Hopkins

Kristine Villanueva

11 June 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Civilian oversight panels serving as watchdogs and disciplinary enforcers for police departments have a generally poor record of effectiveness, thanks to multiple structural flaws. But examples of successful oversight...

ProPublica

Andrew Ford

4 June 2020

New Jersey, United States

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Citizen watchdogs can hold local police accountable by using the tactics of investigative reporters that have successfully exposed systemic problems and sparked reforms. One reporter shares five approaches he’s used t...

The New York Times

Shaila Dewan

Serge Kovaleski

30 May 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Derek Chauvin's journey through the Minneapolis Police Department’s officer-disciplinary system illustrates the weaknesses of that system and the failure of efforts to fix it. Chauvin, the officer charged in the death...

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

Jamiles Lartey

28 May 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The Minneapolis Police Department’s repeated failures to reform a broken police-discipline system underscore the lack of public trust that exploded in local and nationwide protests after an officer with a troubled rec...

Pioneers Post

Asad Pabani

26 May 2020

Islamabad, Pakistan

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Two organizations in Pakistan are working to tackle the country’s waste problem. Saaf Suthra Sheher in Islamabad set up partnerships with offices and schools to process their dry waste like plastics and glass. TrashIt...

Equal Times

Carmen Grau

25 May 2020

Matsudo, Japan

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Japan's model of prioritizing societal care for their elderly has helped the country achieve the highest life expectancy and be named the healthiest population in the world. Now amid the coronavirus pandemic, the coun...

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Nick Dall

22 May 2020

Cape Town, South Africa

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From Cape Town to Nairobi, innovations in waste processing are gaining increasing attention and adoption. Fresh Life toilets turn waste into fertilizer, while Safi Sana turns waste into electricity, giving new life to...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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20 May 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The city of Detroit’s government spearheaded new partnerships at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to provide transit options for people living in city shelters and residents who don’t have cars to access COVID-19...

Southerly

Barry Yeoman

12 May 2020

Houma, Louisiana, United States

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The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw has long had a culture of cyclicality which is now coming in handy during the Coronavirus pandemic. Because they assume that hardship will come after periods o...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

28 April 2020

Oakland, California, United States

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A nonprofit called Common Future is acting quickly to support business owners during the coronavirus crisis. Their board allocated a set amount of money specifically to keep on hand as a rapid response fund, and by ea...

Southerly

Austyn Gaffney

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23 April 2020

Tennessee, United States

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In Tennessee and Kentucky, rural coal communities are drawing on their decades-old networks of mutual aid to protect coal miners from COVID-19. At the legislative level, the National Black Lung Association and other A...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

23 April 2020

United States

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The research field has often been siloed, with each discipline focusing on its own lane, but in the wake of COVID0-19 the shift toward interdisciplinary research is happening – and proving necessary. Often incentivize...

CNN

Angela Dewan

Henrik Pettersson

Natalie Croker

16 April 2020

Taiwan

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As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, we’re also learning lessons from one another. For instance, Taiwan’s ability to have a designated Central Epidemic Command Center helped to coordinate a comprehensive r...

BBC

Soutik Biswas

16 April 2020

Chengala, Kerala, India

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The state of Kerala, India has been particularly effective in their fight against COVID-19. Kerala happens to have a grassroots democracy with community leaders and the consent of the people, as well as a decentralize...

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Oscar Perry Abello

14 April 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An online tool called Mighty serves as a “Tripadvisor” for banks, connecting users with publicly-available data on how banks across the United States use their money so that they can make informed decisions when it co...

Mongabay

Vaishnavi Rathore

13 April 2020

Sudher, Himachal Pradesh, India

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A group of women volunteers, known as the Mahila Mandal, from Sudher in India are fighting against the dumping of garbage in their village and the pollution and potential negative health effects that come with it. Des...

Transitions Online

Judit Ruprech

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13 April 2020

Pécs, Hungary

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In Pécs, Hungary, the Rolling Basket wheelchair basketball team is helping to integrate typically isolated people into the community through sports and recreation. Beyond the physical benefit, wheelchair basketball is...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

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10 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Mayor’s Fund for the City of Los Angeles has launched a program that literally hands people cash, no strings attached as long as they can prove that they have lost their jobs during the pandemic. In order to make ...

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