Screen capture from "Voting with Purpose," a live virtual event by Word in Black.

Community steps up to keep the Black press going through coronavirus  

Newsrooms across the country have been facing financial decline for many years, and the coronavirus has added an additional stress. But it is different for many Black publications – largely because consumers say they are intricately linked with their communities. “The Black press is an institution that Black America trusts. It is part of the …

Man lying down and undergoing spinal decompression

Patients pay thousands for a back pain treatment promoted by exaggerated claims

This story was produced by FairWarning, a nonprofit news organization based in Southern California that focuses on public health, consumer, labor and environmental issues. You can sign up for their newsletter here. Desperate to relieve their suffering, people with chronic back pain who comb the internet looking for help sometimes stumble upon a device called …

Trump lost, but activists want to make sure he’s ousted

WASHINGTON — When The Associated Press called the presidential election last Saturday morning, many Joe Biden supporters in the nation’s capital took to the streets to cheer, dance and sing after a nail-biting four days of vote counting. Biden received 93% of all ballots cast in the District, a bit higher than Democratic candidate Hillary …

Swept up by police

Protesters arrested after the May 25 death of George Floyd were a diverse, young group of people who demonstrated close to home and were charged largely with nonviolent crimes, according to a Washington Post review of data on more than 2,600 people detained in 15 cities.

Safety agency trying to prevent harm to kids from powerful magnets

This story was produced by FairWarning (www.fairwarning.org), a nonprofit news organization based in Southern California that focuses on public health, consumer, labor and environmental issues. You can sign up for their newsletter here. In May, a 9-year old girl, was taken to an emergency room after swallowing three powerful magnets made by a company called …

Reporters talk about how they got the story of ‘Trump’s Trade War’

The PBS FRONTLINE team behind “Trump’s Trade War” shared the story behind their reporting during the Overseas Press Club’s recent webinar. The virtual event was created to celebrate the documentary which won the organization’s 2019 Morton Frank Award for best international business news reporting.  Jane Sasseen, the founding executive director of the McGraw Center for …