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SNAP Work Requirements Put Low-Income Americans at Risk

WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2020) – When work requirements for a federal food safety-net program start again, many low-income Americans will lose benefits – and Black adults will be hardest hit, according to a study published today. In addition, som...

– George Washington University

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2020 at 11:00 ET


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Summer of COVID: The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics

Summer of COVID, The 2nd Wave, BLM, the Economy, and Politics: Newswise Live Event for June 25, 2PM EDT

– Newswise


Law expert available to discuss the Trump Administration asking Supreme Court to strike down Affordable Care Act

– Case Western Reserve University


Donna Friedsam, an expert on health care financing, coverage, access, and cost, can discuss Trump's request that Supreme Court invalidate the ACA

– University of Wisconsin-Madison


Comedy Can Help Change the World, Rutgers Researcher Says

Comedy can play an important role in challenging people to address critical social issues, says Lauren Feldman, associate professor at Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice


Politics Driving Personal Economic Decisions Amid COVID-19

A new working paper from researchers at the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management and the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, details how political persuasion is driving stock market optimism.

– University of California San Diego


The China-India Border Dispute: What to Know

China and India’s border dispute turned deadly for the first time in more than four decades. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response will be critical to de-escalation.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Alyssa Ayers, "The China-India Border Dispute: What to Know", In Brief, CFR.org, June 18, 2020.


FAU Poll Finds Climate Change Still is Important Topicfor Floridians in Era of Coronavirus

The third Florida Climate Resilience Survey by FAU's Center for Environmental Studies and the Business and Economics Polling Initiative quarterly statewide survey shows that 89 percent of respondents believe climate change is happening, up from 86 pe...

– Florida Atlantic University


Greater testing is not driving coronavirus case load

From PolitiFact: While the number of coronavirus tests being conducted is rising over time, the positivity rate — which is the percentage of tests that come up positive for the virus — has also been rising since early June. And that undermines Tr...

– Newswise


To Prepare the U.S. for Future Pandemics, AACC Calls on Congress to Enact 4 Recommendations

In response to the Senate health committee’s white paper on preparing for future pandemics, AACC sent a letter to committee leadership detailing four key steps the government should take to ready the U.S. for the next outbreak. AACC urges the healt...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


Analysis of rates of police-related fatalities finds significant differences between Black and White people, and significant variation across metropolitan areas

A study analyzing and describing US police-involved fatalities across racial/ethnic groups at the level of individual metropolitan statistical areas publishes June 24, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, by Gabriel Schwartz and Jaquelyn Jahn fr...

– PLOS

PLOS ONE

Embargo expired on 24-Jun-2020 at 14:00 ET


Unfounded fear helps fuel police violence

Research shows that policing is a relatively safe job, but fear stoked by and among officers put black lives in danger.

– Furman University

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Twitter posts reveal polarization in Congress on COVID-19

The rapid politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen in messages members of the U.S. Congress sent about the issue on the social media site Twitter, a new analysis found.

– Ohio State University

Science Advances


Voter ID laws discriminate against racial and ethnic minorities, new study reveals

Voter ID laws are becoming more common and more strict, and the stakes for American democracy are high and growing higher by the year. New research from the University of California San Diego provides evidence that voter ID laws disproportionately re...

– University of California San Diego

Politics, Groups, and Identities


Passage of 2016 fireworks law ignites increase in fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia

Fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia have shot up 40 percent since a 2016 state law liberalized the sale of certain fireworks, categorized as “Class C” or “1.4G,” according to Toni Marie Rudisill, research assistant professor at the We...

– West Virginia University

BMC Public Health


After the Protests: How Communities Can Make Systemic Change

How Black Lives Matter commemorations can create lasting change in communities

– Furman University

“Between Remembrance and Repair”


New Seminar Series Aims To Expose, Explain Threats to U.S. Democracy

A group of political science scholars is launching a webinar series on Friday to highlight escalating threats to democracy that have been percolating for decades and boiling over ever since Donald Trump’s election.

– Johns Hopkins University


After the protests: clues for communities to turn a day of BLM action into lasting change in battle against racism

– Furman University


Wall Street Bracing for a Democrat Sweep

– University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business


'Game changer' for reporters: 2016 US presidential election coverage

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is considered a "game changer" for journalists covering the U.S. presidential elections by causing them to dramatically reconsider how they view their role -- either as neutral disseminators of information or impas...

– University of Missouri, Columbia

Journal of Media Ethics


NYU’s First Amendment Watch Releases “A Citizen’s Guide to Recording Police”

New York University’s First Amendment Watch has created a guide that outlines the rights of citizens in recording police actions in public spaces.

– New York University

“A Citizen’s Guide to Recording the Police”


The Center for American Women and Politics Launches Public Database of Women Elected Officials

The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is proud to announce the launch of the online CAWP Women Elected Officials Database, a first-of-its-kind tool for exploring and ana...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective

Notre Dame research finds that the poverty rate fell by 2.3 percentage points from 10.9 percent in the months leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic (January and February) to 8.6 percent in the two most recent months (April and May).

– University of Notre Dame

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity conference


Protesting Police Brutality: UNLV African American Studies Professor on How Protests Can Enact Social Change

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion unique aspects of the COVID-19 Outbreak. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

– Newswise


Spanish in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Spanish in Context

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