News: National

Biden Dissolves Controversial Trump Orders On Race And Culture
Alana Wise | May 14, 2021
Then-President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., last June after days of anti-racism protests against police brutality. President Biden has rescinded several orders Trump made during his last year in office, including moves to protect Confederate statues targeted by protesters.Brendan Smialowski | ...
City Of Columbus To Pay $10 Million In Settlement With Family Of Andre Hill
Becky Sullivan | May 14, 2021
Karissa Hill, daughter of Andre Hill, raises hands with Benjamin Crump, the civil rights attorney representing Hill's family, at a news conference in February after former Columbus police officer Adam Coy was charged with murder in Hill's death.Jay LaPrete | AP The city of Columbus, Ohio, has agreed to pay ...
House Lawmakers Reach Bipartisan Deal On Panel To Investigate Jan. 6 Attack
Claudia Grisales | May 14, 2021
Supporters of then-President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.Jose Luis Magana | AP Updated May 14, 2021 at 12:44 PM ET House lawmakers have reached a deal on a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters ...
Mask Or No Mask? That Depends Where You Live
Jaclyn Diaz | May 14, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fully vaccinated adults don't need to wear masks in most situations. Some states responded cautiously and have yet to implement those new guidelines, while others have.Apu Gomes | AFP via Getty Images Many state and city officials welcomed news from the Centers ...
‘Underground Railroad’ Is A Hard But Beautiful Reflection On Black Pain
Eric Deggans | May 14, 2021
Barry Jenkins served as showrunner, executive producer, writer and director to the 10-part Amazon series, The Underground Railroad.Atsushi Nishijima | Amazon Studios (Warning: This column contains descriptions of racialized violence and discusses some plot points in The Underground Railroad series.) For this Black TV critic, completing Barry Jenkins' ambitious, beautifully ...
It Wasn’t Friendship At First Sight. 35 Years On, They Found A ‘Forever Love’
Jey Born | May 14, 2021
Beau McCall (left) and Julaina Glass spoke for a StoryCorps interview in 2017 about how their relationship has blossomed over the years — from distant neighbors to close friends.Jhaleh Akhavan for StoryCorps Julaina Glass was just 19 years old and on her own for the first time when she moved ...
Shopping Without A Mask Depends On Where You Live, Despite New CDC Guidelines
Vanessa Romo | May 13, 2021
The CDC's new guidelines on face coverings and social distancing are raising questions about grocery store requirements moving forward.Daniel Acker | Bloomberg via Getty Images After more than a year of telling Americans to cover their faces and keep their distance whenever they're in public, the Centers for of Disease ...
Here’s What Is (And Isn’t) Changed By The New CDC Mask Guidance
Laurel Wamsley | May 13, 2021
A woman walks past posters explaining mask requirements at Grand Central Terminal train station in New York City on Wednesday. Rules requiring masks on transit are unchanged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated mask guidance for fully vaccinated people.Angela Weiss | AFP via Getty Images The Centers ...
Far Fewer Young Migrants Are In Border Patrol Custody, DHS Secretary Says
Claudia Grisales | May 13, 2021
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies Thursday at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the department's actions to address unaccompanied migrant children.Graeme Jennings | Pool/AFP via Getty Images Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told senators on Thursday that in the midst of a surge of migrants ...
‘Theft At A Scale That Is Unprecedented’: Behind The Underfunding Of HBCUs
Ailsa Chang, Jason Fuller, Sarah Handel | May 13, 2021
Tennessee State University could be due for a half-billion-dollar payout, according to recent findings that show the HBCU has been historically underfunded.Raymond Boyd | Getty Images Tennessee could owe a historically Black university more than a half-billion dollars after it withheld funding for decades. A bipartisan legislative committee determined last ...