Juana Summers


Juana Summers is an education reporter at NPR

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Kamala Harris, Biden's VP Pick, Makes History Black And Asian Representation

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Kamala Harris appeared alongside Joe Biden for the first time as his running mate. Biden's selection of Harris to join the Democratic ticket is important to voters of color.


Kamala Harris Is 1st Woman Of Color On A Major Party Presidential Ticket

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Kamala Harris will make history as the first woman of color on a major party presidential ticket after a selection process in which Joe Biden faced pressure to choose a Black woman.


Monday Morning Politics: Young Voters and the Veep-stakes

Monday, August 10, 2020

The latest on national news plus a preview of the Democratic Convention, Biden's VP pick, and whether young people will even tune in to conventions.

Poll: More Than Half Of Young People Lack Resources To Vote By Mail

Thursday, July 30, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic has upended normal balloting, a need for more information about how to navigate voting by mail could be particularly acute among young people of color.


2020 Suburban Voters: Who Are They?

Monday, July 27, 2020

President Trump has focused on suburbs in his reelection bid — voters there make up half the electorate. And in recent years, racial, economic and immigration trends have diversified suburbs.


Black Patriotism: When Love Of Country Means Holding It Accountable

Friday, July 03, 2020

For many African Americans, patriotism is complicated because the promises of America aren't fulfilled equally. The Fourth of July brings a challenge: reconciling national pride with systemic racism.


Black Americans Reflect On Patriotism, July 4th Holiday Amid National Racial Unrest

Thursday, July 02, 2020

The U.S. is experiencing a reckoning over the fact that the promises of America are not fulfilled equally. Black Americans share how they experience patriotism ahead of the July Fourth celebration.


Democrats Hope To Turn Young Protesters Into Voters

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Young protesters have taken to the streets, frustrated by a system that they say is not working for them. The protests could help Democrats galvanize young people, but may also further alienate them.


'Breathe, Pray, Meditate': Born From Resistance, Black Churches Now Leading In Crises

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Black America today is facing not just one crisis, but a convergence. African Americans have been hit harder by the virus and job losses. And there's systemic racism and discrimination.


Bernie Sanders' Campaign Could Provide Lessons For Biden Latino Outreach

Friday, May 29, 2020

Democrats who are worried the Biden campaign isn't doing enough to engage Latino voters are pointing to the success his primary rival had among the largest minority voting group in the 2020 election.


In Virtual Speech To Black Graduates, Obama Says U.S. Lacks Leadership On Coronavirus

Saturday, May 16, 2020

"This pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they're doing," Obama told students from historically black colleges and universities.


Democrats Weigh Options For Summer Convention

Friday, May 15, 2020

As organizers across the country are delaying or scrapping large events due to the coronavirus, Democrats are actively weighing contingency plans for their August convention.


Public Health Officials Aim To Communicate Better With Minorities

Friday, May 08, 2020

The coronavirus has made the racial divide in health more stark with a catastrophic effect on black America. Public officials seek ways to communicate more effectively with communities of color.


Bloomberg Campaign To Fund Health Insurance For Fired Staffers Until November

Monday, April 27, 2020

Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign originally promised jobs through the election, then laid off hundreds of workers. Health coverage was offered until the end of April and has been extended.


Opposition To Trump Likely To Motivate Young Voters, Poll Shows

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Americans under 30, mobilized in part by strong disapproval of President Trump, are slightly more likely to vote in November when compared with polls taken in spring 2016, a new survey shows.


Trump Warns Of 'Consequences' If China Was 'Knowingly Responsible' For Outbreak

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The president has offered no evidence that the Chinese were responsible for the pandemic, and conceded, ""If it was a mistake, a mistake is a mistake."


Michelle Obama May Stay 'Above The Fray' As She Returns To Political Life

Friday, April 17, 2020

Her husband has now endorsed his former vice president, Joe Biden. But former first lady Michelle Obama is making a return to politics in 2020 on her own terms.


President Obama Expected To Endorse His Former Vice President Joe Biden

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Former President Barack Obama will officially endorse Joe Biden, his former vice president and the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, in a video to be released later today.


Obama Officially Endorses Biden For President

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Former President Barack Obama, who had previously stayed out of the 2020 fray, endorsed his former vice president in a video released on Tuesday.


U.S. Surgeon General: People Of Color 'Socially Predisposed' To Coronavirus Exposure

Friday, April 10, 2020

Surgeon General Jerome Adams made a personal appeal to communities of color, hit hard by coronavirus, to follow the White House task force recommendations. Watch his remarks.