Republican governors are blaming immigrants for the surge in COVID-19 cases in their states rather than their lack of mandates. This comes as August 7th marks two years since ICE officials arrested nearly 700 workers in food processing plants across six Mississippi cities. Journalist and Founder of Futuro Media, Maria Hinojosa, joins American Voices with…
A People’s Victory
One year after the murder of George Floyd, Maria and Julio are joined by Mel Reeves, political organizer and community editor of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, and Hibah Ansari, immigration reporter at Sahan Journal, to reflect on policing in the United States. They break down what has been missing from mainstream media coverage and discuss the radical transformations needed on the local and national level.
SAVE THE DATE: Our next virtual LIVE ITT show is tomorrow Wednesday, May 26th at 7pm ET! Maria and Julio will be joined by Georgia Fort, award winning independent journalist and Tarkor Zehn, journalist and audio producer to discuss police violence, racial justice and healing in Minneapolis during the week that marks one year since the police murder of George Floyd. For more info and to RSVP, click here.
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ITT Staff Picks:
- Read Mel Reeves’ latest in his blog, Fight The Power Journal, where he writes: “Internecine community violence (so-called Black on Black violence) and police violence spring from the same source, they are rooted in White Supremacy and the social/ political/ economic system: capitalism.”
- For the Sahan Journal, Hibah Ansari writes about the families that are still seeking justice for their loved ones who were killed by police in the Twin Cities area.
- The Star Tribune’s photo essay, “The Crossroads of Minneapolis,” documents the intersection between 38th and Chicago Avenue, where George Floyd has been memorialized.
Photo credit: AP Photo/Morry Gash
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