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Losing a pregnancy could land you in jail in post-Roe America

Sunday, July 03, 2022

Now that the Supreme Court has struck down Roe v. Wade, experts warn that prosecutions will increase for miscarriages, stillbirths and self-induced abortions.


Former federal judge warns of danger to American democracy

Saturday, June 18, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido speaks with retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig about his testimony during a recent Jan. 6 committee hearing.


Experts warn the new anti-lynching law may not actually help prevent hate crimes

Saturday, April 02, 2022

President Biden recently signed into law the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act to hold people convicted of hate crimes accountable. But legal experts say the law may not actually deter those crimes.


Trayvon Martin's killing 10 years ago changed the tenor of democracy

Saturday, February 26, 2022

The Black teen's killing on Feb. 26, 2012, helped spark Black Lives Matter. Though the movement has seemingly yielded some cultural change, it comes at a time when hope for legal change is tenuous.


Zaila Avant-garde Talks About How She Came To Her Spelling Success

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Zaila Avant-garde, the first African American winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, talked about how she got started in competitive spelling and what she has planned for the future.


Anita Hill Reflects On Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Gender Equality Legacy

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Anita Hill says Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a "willingness to really push for a full and inclusive definition of equality."


West African Supergroup Les Amazones D'Afrique Returns With 'Amazones Power'

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The album mixes intoxicating, danceable rhythms and a message calling out violence and other forms of mistreatment of women all over the globe.


Prince's '1999' Sees Another Life — This Time With 35 New Songs

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Vault archivist Michael Howe confirms the rumor that Prince has enough unreleased songs for an album every year until the 22nd century.


Oakland Collective SOL Development Preserves The 'The SOL Of Black Folk'

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Members of the West Coast jazz and hip-hip group discuss SOL Development's debut album and the role music plays in community activism.


Facing Loss Of Accreditation Over Finances, Women's HBCU Raises Millions

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bennett College, a historically black women's college, could lose accreditation due to financial instability. President Phyllis Worthy Dawkins tells NPR's Michel Martin how the school raised millions.