Black Voters Helped Deliver Biden a Presidential Victory.  Now What?  (NYT 11.11.20) “Joe Biden thanked Black voters in his victory speech, saying ‘you’ve always had my back, and I’ll have yours.’ But many remained skeptical that he would usher in real change.

Fighting Election Results, Trump Employs a New Weapon: the Government (NYT11.10.20) “President Trump, facing the prospect of leaving the White House in defeat in just 70 days, is harnessing the power of the federal government to resist the results of an election that he lost, something that no sitting president has done in American history.”

Kamala Harris makes history as first woman, and first woman of color, as Vice President (NYT 11.07.20)  ‘Nuff said! 🙂

Some Latinos Voted for Trump.  Get Over It.  (NYT 11.05.20) Latina author writes that “[m]any people were surprised, but they shouldn’t be” about this result of the election.

With No Evidence of Fraud, Trump Fails to Make Headway on Legal Cases (NYT 11.06.20) about Trump’s various lawsuits in challenging states’ election results

Make Puerto Rico a State Now (NYT 11.04.20) about Puerto Rican citizens’ election last week to become the 51st US state.


Study offers reasons why low-income neighborhoods were hardest hit by COVID (NYT 11.10.20) — also that limiting indoor capacity can reduce spread.

Are we losing a generation to remote learning?  (NYT 11.06.20) Argues that “[l]eaving children to teach themselves from a sofa might be the greatest untold tragedy of the pandemic.”  If you’re interested but not sure how this is law-related, ask me! 🙂

A Black Hero in the Jim Crow Navy (NYT 11.07.20) The story of Doris Miller, a Black a “Texas sharecropper’s son who vexed segregationists by becoming one of the first heroes of” World War II, the war” when. as a US Navy sailor, he saved many lives during the Pearl Harbor attack.

Megan Thee Stallion: Why I Speak Up for Black Women (NYT 10.13.20) She writes: “I’m not afraid of criticism, and ‘Protect Black women’ should not be controversial.”

New NYC Virus Shutdown Brings Confusion, Anger and Lawsuits (NYT10.08.20)  Lawsuits challenging new restrictions in parts of Brooklyn and Queens include one filed by an Orthodox Jewish group and another filed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, to stop the state from enforcing the governor’s restrictions on houses of worship.

Columbus Day or Indigenous People’s Day?  ( 10.14.19) A year old, but still interesting and informative: about how Washington DC officially replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day and the “growing movement to end the celebration of the Italian explorer in favor of honoring Indigenous communities and their resiliency in the face of violence by European explorers like Christopher Columbus.”

Derek Chauvin, ex-officer charged in George Floyd’s death, released on bail (NYT 10.07.20) The former Minneapolis police officer is awaiting trial on murder and manslaughter charges after a video captured him kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck in May.

Why a Hospital Might Shun a Black Patient (NYT 10.06.20) “The way medical professionals are paid keeps structural racism alive. It’s unethical and it must change.”

Wednesday’s Vice Presidential Debate between Harris and Pence (NYT 10.08.20) “The vice-presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris was more civil than the unruly presidential event but featured sharp exchanges over the virus, China policy, job creation and health care.”

Manhattan DA can obtain Trump’s tax returns (NYT 10.07.20) “yet another blow to the president’s yearlong battle to deny prosecutors his financial records.”

Battle for the Souls of Black Girls (NYT 10.01.20) – lawsuit by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund addressing discrimination in discipline of Black girls.

“Fifth Girl” in 1963 Church Bombing Gets Apology from Alabama Governor (NYT 10.03.20) – state officials will “meet with lawyers for a maimed survivor of an infamous racist attack in Birmingham to discuss restitution for an egregious injustice.”

Pence-Harris VP Debate Now Has Big Consequences (NYT 10.05.20) – because the president is sick and his opponent is old!

Race to Register Ex-Felons in FL (NYT 10.04.20) – LeBron James and Michael Bloomberg are financing an effort to register Florida ex-felons, who only recently regained the right to vote in that state.