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Video: Two counties. One state border. Dramatically different vaccination rates

Like most of the country, COVID-19 vaccination rates are dramatically different across the region. While shots might rise in one southern state, the vaccination motivation could be at a standstill in another state. Sometimes, these stark differences are just a stone throw’s away, one county over across the border. Here, [...]

By |2021-09-08T12:24:59-05:00September 8, 2021|Health, Video|

‘A dog can be trained to be anti-Black’: Reckon film highlights historical use of canines against African Americans

Police dog bites send thousands of people to emergency departments every year. Most of these bite victims are men, and studies show that in some places, they have been disproportionately Black.  That may not be a coincidence, history shows.  "Mauled," a new short film produced by Reckon examines how dogs [...]

By |2021-07-06T08:53:37-05:00June 23, 2021|Justice, Race, Video|

Fred Hampton’s deep Southern ties

Many American schools usually keep their Black History curriculum on the Civil Rights Movement narrowed to just a handful of people. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks — of course — John Lewis and his heroic act on Bloody Sunday and maybe a brief mention of Malcolm X.    Most students never learn about Fred Hampton, whose story is the subject of the recently [...]

By |2021-03-17T09:41:06-05:00March 17, 2021|Blackness, Education, Feature, Video|

America’s racial wealth gap explained

On this week’s episode of Money Talks, Reckon discusses the racial wealth gap in America.  The racial wealth distribution does not correlate with the racial demographics of America. White Americans have a disproportionately large percentage of the wealth in America compared to people of color. Data from the Federal Reserve [...]

By |2020-11-04T07:10:04-06:00October 19, 2020|Economy, Race, Video|

What is wealth?

If you watched this week’s episode of Money Talks, you know we explored what wealth actually is. (Spoiler alert: wealth and money are not the same thing).  If you have a lot of money or a lot of cool expensive stuff, you might be wealthy. But you may just be [...]

By |2021-01-14T16:12:30-06:00September 18, 2020|Economy, Video|
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