Juana Summers is an education reporter at NPR
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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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.