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Media Mention April 6, 2017

Why Black Lives Matter Still Matters

Three years after BLM launched a nationwide uprising against police violence, what's next for the movement? In this special section, Peniel Joseph, a leading African American historian, explores how the group is forging a powerful new form of civil rights activism.

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BLM emerged from the Ferguson uprising in 2014, combining street protest with modern-day social media activism. Credit: Philip Montgomery
Media Mention April 6, 2017

This Infrastructure Program Ended Up Costing Governments Millions. Trump Might Bring It Back.

States and localities are wary of the president's support for the Build America Bonds program.

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Media Mention April 5, 2017

Trump, Citing No Evidence, Suggests Susan Rice Committed Crime

President Trump said on Wednesday that Susan E. Rice, the former national security adviser, may have committed a crime by seeking to learn the identities of Trump associates swept up in surveillance of foreign officials by United States spy agencies, repeating an assertion his allies in the news

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President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times
Media Mention April 5, 2017

San Francisco is in a race to have hack-proof voting booths before the 2020 election

In the wake of one of the most divisive elections in US history, the minefields remain: Russian attempts to hack state voter-registration databases, President Trump’s false claims of at least 3 million illegally cast ballots and, most recently, a House committee’s party-line vote to kill the

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Media Mention April 4, 2017

A Look At Foreign Policy Issues Facing Trump

LBJ professor Jeremi Suri discusses the foreign policy issues facing Trump, including the nuclear threat from North Korea.

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Media Mention April 4, 2017

White House Response To Chemical Weapon Attack In Syria

Human rights organization reports say that a suspected poison gas attack has killed over 50 people, including children, in the Syrian province of Idlib. The Trump administration attributed the attack to the Syrian government and called it "reprehensible." LBJ professor Jeremi Suri informs the

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Media Mention April 3, 2017

This speech made Martin Luther King Jr. revolutionary

LBJ Professor Peniel Joseph discusses MLK's revolutionary speech at Riverside Church, 50 years ago.

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"The world now demands a maturity of America that we may not be able to achieve," Martin Luther King Jr. told a packed audience.
Media Mention March 30, 2017

North Carolina 'Bathroom Bill' Replacement Could Doom Similar Bills in Other States

North Carolina's replacement of a law prohibiting transgender people from using restrooms in accordance with their gender identity could be the death knell for similar restrictions still being considered in about a dozen other states. LBJ professor Sherri Greenberg weighs in.

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Opponents of North Carolina's HB2 law limiting bathroom access for transgender people protest in the gallery above the state's House of Representatives chamber as the legislature considers repealing the controversial law in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. on December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake/File Photo
Media Mention March 26, 2017

Just when you think it can’t get any worse

In this opinion piece, writer Jim Nowlan references LBJ Professor Martin Luby's research.

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Media Mention March 20, 2017

Law enforcement groups oppose some of the bills filed in response to Sandra Bland's death

Sandra Bland's death in the Waller County Jail in July 2015 sparked public outrage and calls for changes to the criminal justice system. LBJ professor and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch discusses how police encounters can escalate.

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