The two recent hanging deaths of Black men in Southern California has raised questions about racism in the Antelope Valley. A documentary director has explored this history of lynching in America. The president's latest poll numbers are, in a word, bad, as Republicans grapple with the response to police brutality. A lot of people are trying to get rich off the government's coronavirus funding. And actress Regina Hall talks about her Showtime series Black Monday and how Hollywood can be more inclusive.
California hanging deaths raise questions
From this Episode:
Racism isn’t new to Palmdale and the Antelope Valley, residents say
Robert Fuller was found dead, hanging from a tree in Palmdale last week.
‘Always in Season’ explores the history of lynching
Between 2005 and 2016, at least 20 Black people were found hanging in public places, and the deaths are often ruled suicides after police investigations.
Republicans, Trump’s polling slips amid coronavirus, racial reckoning
President Trump has a polling problem. Presidential candidate Joe Biden has an eight point lead over Trump nationally, and Biden is also ahead in key battleground states...
California’s PPE marketplace filled with fraud and scams, according to investigation
COVID-19 caught America flat-footed. The country didn’t have enough masks, gloves, or gowns, which causeda desperate scramble for personal protective equipment (PPE).