Lydia McMullen-Laird

Lydia McMullen-Laird appears in the following:

Newsom Opponents Have Gathered Enough Signatures to Trigger a Recall—Now What?

Friday, April 30, 2021

California is facing its first gubernatorial recall in nearly two decades.


Biden Administration Proposes $1.8 trillion Plan for Childcare, Family Leave and Tuition-Free Community College

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The White House has proposed a $1.8 trillion plan to fund paid family and medical leave, childcare, tuition-free community college, and a variety of other programs.


GOP States Are Pushing for Stricter Penalties for Protesters

Monday, April 26, 2021

On the heels of last summer’s racial justice uprisings, GOP states like Florida, Oklahoma, and Iowa are increasing legal punishments for protesters. 


Following Derek Chauvin's Conviction, Renewed Calls for Police Reform in Congress

Friday, April 23, 2021

While many breathed a sigh of relief following the verdict, the days since have been a reminder of just how rampant police violence is in the country. 


Is Climate Change Pushing Tornadoes Toward The Tri-State Area?

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Two counties in New York and one in New Jersey already fall into the top five riskiest counties in the country for tornado weather, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

After just ten hours of deliberation, a jury in Minneapolis found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd.


Americans Are Starting To Have Casual Sex Again—That Could Bring an Explosion in STIs

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

There were 2.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis across the country in 2019.


Vaccine Distribution Disparities in Africa

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

The continent of Africa has administered less than two percent of global vaccine distribution, despite making up 17 percent of the global population.


Andrew Yang Wants NYC To Ride The Bitcoin Wave. That’d Be Terrible For Climate Change

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Bitcoin is on pace to consume about as much electricity this year as all the homes in the mid-Atlantic states. Most of this energy comes from non-renewable sources.


COVID-19 Vaccine Disparities Persist Worldwide

Monday, April 05, 2021

High-income countries have purchased over half of the world’s supply of vaccines, even though they make up less than a fifth of the global population.  


House Investigation Will Look Into How the Capitol Insurrection Happened

Monday, March 29, 2021

Last Thursday, seven Democratic-led House committees launched a probe into the federal government’s handling of the events on January 6th and what preceded it. 


Jury Selection, Explained

Thursday, March 25, 2021

15 people have been selected to serve on the jury during the much-anticipated trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who has been charged in the murder of George Floyd. 


The Cost of the Pandemic for Women and Mothers

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Since the pandemic began more than two million women have left the workforce. And as a result, women have also carried the brunt of the economic costs of the pandemic.


The Race Between the Vaccine and the Variants

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

More than a dozen states have seen increases in their daily case averages. In Michigan alone, there’s been a 92% increase in COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks.  


The Gulf Stream Is Weakening, Foretelling Stronger Storms For NY And NJ

Friday, March 19, 2021

This Gulf Stream system is at its weakest point in over 1,000 years


Why We Ask Women to Create Safety Rather Than Eradicating Male Violence

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Most women are brought up to take precautions to avoid violence when walking alone, but we rarely focus on eradicating the male behavior that makes streets unsafe.


The Powerful Blame "Cancel Culture" to Deflect Responsibility

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has joined a long line of politicians and celebrities who have invoked the idea of “cancel culture” as a defense against allegations of misconduct. 


Stimulus Package Offers Long-Awaited Aid to Black Farmers

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Roughly $5 billion in the Congressional relief legislation is earmarked specifically for farmers who have been historically disadvantaged due to racial or ethnic prejudice. 


Biden Administration Deporting Haitians to a Country in Turmoil

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

More than 900 Haitians were deported in the first part of February alone, and at least 70 have been deported already this week. 


Meghan and Harry Open Up in First Interview Since Leaving the Royal Family

Monday, March 08, 2021

In a bombshell interview, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry alleged that there were royal conversations about how dark their child’s skin would be and mental health struggles.