Keith Mayes

professor of history and African American Studies at the University of Minnesota

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Protestors took to the streets on Sunday night in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, after another police killing of a Black person.

Following Daunte Wright’s shooting death, a look at Minnesota’s long history of officer-involved killings

Protestors took to the streets on Sunday night in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, after another police killing of a Black person.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Derek Chauvin faces three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

Legal strategies in Derek Chauvin trial, and new voting restrictions in Georgia

Derek Chauvin faces three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The recall of Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to appear on the fall ballot as state officials announce they’ve validated more than 1.2 million signatures on the petition.

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Mississippi’s Republican Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill earlier this month that prohibits trans girls from participating in girls’ sports.

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Zocalo Public Square commentator Joe Mathews says that while much of California has prospered in recent decades, Los Angeles has floundered.

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The federal government decided this morning to pause Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.

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About 10,000 units of affordable housing in LA County are likely to flip to market-rate in the next five to 10 years.

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Documentarian Cullen Hoback maxed out his credit cards in his quest to unmask the person behind the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory.

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