Juana Summers

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Juana Summers is an education reporter at NPR

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Voting Rights Activists Think Biden's Actions Fall Short Of His Dire Warnings

Saturday, July 17, 2021

For Democrats looking for the president to lead amid a wave of bills intended to restrict voting access, his speech this week was a long time coming. But for some, it also fell short of expectations.

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Biden Calls Republican Efforts To Restrict Voting 'Authoritarian' In Speech

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

President Biden delivered a speech on voting rights Monday, calling Republican efforts to restrict voting "authoritarian" and blasting former President Donald Trump's lies about the 2020 election.

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How A Former NYC Principal Is Trying To Make Congress Work For His Community

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Freshman New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman joins a class of younger Black lawmakers working to broaden representation and progressive power in Congress, as well as in the Democratic Party.

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Manchin Is Unmoved On The Voting Rights Bill After He Met With Civil Rights Groups

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

The West Virginia Democratic senator's opposition to eliminating the legislative filibuster essentially dooms Democrats' chances of passing a sweeping package on election reform and voting rights.

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George Floyd's Family Meets With Biden Amid Negotiations Over Police Reform Bill

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Negotiators on Capitol Hill continue to work on a police overhaul bill named after Floyd, which President Biden had hoped to sign by now.

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Biden Met With George Floyd's Family With Policing Bill Stuck In Limbo

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

President Biden met with the family of George Floyd Tuesday. He hoped to mark the first anniversary of Floyd's murder with passage of a policing bill, but it remains in limbo on Capitol Hill.

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Harris To Asian Americans: Turn Pain And Outrage Into Political Power

Thursday, May 20, 2021

After a year in which they were galvanized by a surge of racially motivated attacks, Asian Americans are seeking — and wielding — more political power.

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Survivors Of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Share Eyewitness Accounts

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Viola Fletcher, along with two other survivors of the siege of a Black neighborhood by a white mob, testify before a House subcommittee on Wednesday, almost exactly 100 years after the riot.

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Unusual Optimism In Washington About Bipartisan Work On Policing Reform

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Lawmakers in Washington report progress on bipartisan policing legislation, but some key sticking points remain, including qualified immunity that shields officers from many lawsuits.

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President Biden, GOP's Tim Scott Offer Diverging Views Of Race In America

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Biden talked about "the knee of injustice on the neck of Black Americans," while Scott declared, "America is not a racist country." But there was some overlap on policing issues.

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In Wednesday's Speeches To Congress, Divergent Perspectives On Race In America

Thursday, April 29, 2021

President Biden and Sen. Tim Scott, who delivered the GOP rebuttal to Biden's address, offered divergent perspectives on race in America that illustrate how politics shape debates over racial issues.

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Biden Speaks To Nation After Conviction In Derek Chauvin Trial

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

President Biden addressed how rare it is for a police officer to be convicted for killing a Black person in America, and talked about the need to overhaul the criminal justice system.

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President Biden Spoke From The White House After Chauvin's Murder Conviction

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

After former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd, President Biden marked the important moment for the country, speaking from the White House.

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Looming Chauvin Verdict Will Test Biden's Leadership On Race

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The president prioritizes racial justice while also acting as an ally of law enforcement, and the trial's end could be the first significant flashpoint over race and policing in Biden's presidency.

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When It Comes To Race, Biden Faces Pressure On Two Fronts

Monday, April 19, 2021

President Biden has pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police, but also presents himself as an ally of law enforcement.

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House Lawmakers Advance Historic Bill To Form Reparations Commission

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The legislation would create a commission that would study the effects of slavery and racial discrimination, hold hearings and recommend "appropriate remedies" to Congress.

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Biden Intends To Curb 'Epidemic' Of Gun Violence With Executive Action

Thursday, April 08, 2021

President Biden announced a number of executive actions intended to curb what he called an "epidemic" of gun deaths and injuries in America, and pressed Congress to also act.

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$5 Billion For Violence Prevention Is Tucked Into Biden Infrastructure Plan

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Gun violence prevention advocates are heralding the proposed funding, saying it would be a historic investment in urban communities.

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White House Causes Frustration In Private And Public Responses To Gun Violence

Monday, March 29, 2021

Gun violence prevention advocates were stunned when Biden said infrastructure would remain his next priority. Private White House efforts to avoid reactively dealing with guns also raised questions.

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After Colorado Shooting, Biden Urges Action From Senate On Gun Bills

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

President Biden is urging Congress to pass gun control measures. That includes some popular provisions that remain stalled, even with Democratic control in Washington.

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