Jami Floyd

Senior Editor, Race & Justice | New York Public Radio

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

Weekly Music Roundup: Emily Barker, Anjimile, and PJ Morton

Monday, August 17, 2020

New Sounds
Week of August 18: This week, Emily Barker’s dystopian folk, PJ Morton’s gospel/reggae, and Jonsi’s collaboration with Elizabeth Fraser. Plus, a new album from the Mountain Goats. 
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Judge Says Thousands Of Primary Ballots Missing Postmarks Must Be Counted While Board Plans Appeal

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The New York City Board of Elections certified the results of the June 23 primary Tuesday. 

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NYC's Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot Resigns

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

In a message to her staff she said that the health department would have to work closely with other agencies to prepare for an "inevitable second wave."

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Weekly Music Roundup: Galya Bisengalieva, Run the Jewels, and Mike Block's Global Crew

Monday, August 03, 2020

New Sounds
Week of Aug 3: This week, music for an ecological catastrophe by Galya Bisengalieva; a global cast joins cellist Mike Block; and Run The Jewels return a favor.
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Why New York City's Census Director Says Ending Door Knocking Early Will Be "Disastrous"

Friday, July 31, 2020

Census workers and advocates say this will result in a massive undercount, especially for immigrants and communities of color.

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Cringing Our Way Through 'Indian Matchmaking'

Thursday, July 30, 2020

What the Netflix series that is on everyone's lips gets right — and so wrong.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Taylor Swift, Ala.Ni, and Cinder Well

Monday, July 27, 2020

New Sounds
Week of July 27: This week, Taylor Swift’s surprising new album Folklore; captivating singer Ala.Ni’s lament for Emmett Till; and doom-folk from Irish-based artist Cinder Well.
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The Heartbeat of New York City: Pulse Checking The Culture Economy

Friday, July 24, 2020

WNYC
New York City's arts and culture scene is struggling due to the pandemic, and the economic future is bleak. 

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Baseball Is Back...With Cardboard Fans & Laughtracks

Thursday, July 23, 2020

WNYC
New York's first home baseball game in a shortened, COVID-restricted season is Friday at Citi Field between The Mets and the Braves.

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The Docket: Can The Federal Government Send Troops Into Cities?

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A legal scholar says while the federal government has the right to send troops to cities and states to protect its interests, the issue is what the troops are doing.

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How Asian American Communities Are Confronting Their Complicated History With Black Americans

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Many Asian Americans using this moment to call out anti-Blackness in their own communities.

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What Police Reform Looks Like Six Years After Eric Garner's Killing

Friday, July 17, 2020

WNYC
Six years ago Eric Garner was killed by an NYPD officer, who was later fired but never charged. Protesters are still taking to the streets. 

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Trump's New Campaign Manager Has Bridgegate Roots

Thursday, July 16, 2020

President Trump is turning to Bill Stepien — a former Chris Christie aide who, after being fired in the wake of the Bridgegate scandal, grew close to Jared Kushner.

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Health Activism And the Legacy Of The Young Lords

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

WNYC
On July 14, 1970, the Young Lords occupied the Lincoln Medical Center in the South Bronx, known locally as "The Butcher Shop," in order to turn it into a hospital for the people. 

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Growing Blue Lives Matter Marches Devolve into Street Brawls with Counter Protesters

Monday, July 13, 2020

Blue Lives Matter protests in support of the police are turning out in increasingly large numbers.

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Director Saheem Ali Explains Why Shakespeare Is For Everyone

Monday, July 13, 2020

Director Saheem Ali explains why his WNYC and Public Theater co-production of Richard II centers on Black, indigenous and people of color.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Lisel, Bab L’ Bluz, and Samora Pinderhughes

Monday, July 13, 2020

New Sounds
This week, a quiet song of protest from Samora Pinderhughes, a noisy song from quarantine by Lisel, and an ode to the NYC subways from Max Richter. Plus, Moroccan trance by Bab L' Bluz.
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Black Botanists Work Towards Gaining More Visibility

Friday, July 10, 2020

WNYC
 After the racist encounter between a Black birder and a white woman, conversations among Black botanists manifested as an awareness campaign. 

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Carrie Mae Weems' Newest Project Examines The Disproportionate Impact Of COVID-19 On Black Americans

Friday, July 10, 2020

Few artists have examined race with as clear an eye as Carrie Mae Weems. 

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Will The Supreme Court's Rulings Force Trump's Tax Returns To Be Made Public?

Thursday, July 09, 2020

The Supreme Court delivered a loss to President Trump and his quest to shield his tax returns. But don't expect the unveiling of the president's financial documents anytime soon.

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