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As the country reopens, black workers are getting left behind

Despite an overall drop, the black unemployment rate went up in May.

The fatal arrest of Manuel Ellis, another black man who yelled “I can’t breathe,” explained

A medical examiner ruled Ellis’s death as a homicide caused by a lack of oxygen and physical restraint.

A reading list to understand police brutality in America

Buy the books on this reading list at black-owned stores.

How racist policing took over American cities, explained by a historian

"The problem is the way policing was built," historian Khalil Muhammad says.

Why these protests are different

There have been uprisings against police brutality and racism before, but this is the country at its exasperation point.

What public health experts want critics to know about why they support the protests

"For black folks, their cost of not doing something is a lot greater than potentially getting a virus."

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Two mothers talk to their teenage sons about race and police brutality in the United States.

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Viral videos of police violence are leading to disciplinary action

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Black Lives Matter sues Bill Barr for order that led to tear gas attack on peaceful protesters

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Why the policing problem isn’t about “a few bad apples”

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Tear gas, explained

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Facebook and Twitter took down a Trump campaign video over copyright concerns

Some cities are shutting down transit after curfew. It’s a problem for essential workers and protesters.

Why protesters have been banging pots and pans outside their windows

The Vox Book Club kicks off our June discussion of The Princess Bride

New “call a senior” programs are sparking unexpected friendships during quarantine

Target’s history of working with police is not a good look right now

The 8 best movies you can now watch at home

The great writer of dread, Shirley Jackson, finally gets a movie that befits her legacy

The US economy added 2.5 million jobs in May

Rep. Anthony Brown on how Trump could heal America, and why he won’t

Stripped of its cultural rites, New Orleans is at a loss for how to mourn Covid-19 deaths

Black bodies are still treated as expendable

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A Silicon Valley fundraiser for Joe Biden raised $4 million in one Zoom call

A major study on Covid-19 and hydroxychloroquine has been retracted

Hong Kong defies ban to honor Tiananmen Square massacre victims

Why Georgia’s reopening hasn’t led to a surge in coronavirus cases (so far)


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A US lawmaker says using troops against protesters will harm the military’s legitimacy

Just 6 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe