Graphics by Ryan Best Design by Emily Scherer When the coronavirus outbreak threatened to rock Philadelphia’s predominantly Black neighborhoods, Dr. Ala Stanfor…
Maggie KoerthThis is some AMAZING investigative reporting by our own @laurabronner and an @ABC team. COVID-19 is hitting black and brown communities hardest ... and those communities also are the hardest places to get a COVID test.
Police say the suspect has been identified, but no charges had been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.
Maggie KoerthThey found the Umbrella Man, maybe. A tipster called in last week. He hasn't been charged yet, but Star Trib is saying he's a 32-year-old Minnesotan who has affiliations with both biker gangs and white supremacist gangs.
Maggie KoerthAlso, thanks to @marynmck and her new story in @wired
for telling me about this amazing project that shows you the percentage chance risk a person with COVID will be at a gathering in your county.
Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system.
Maggie KoerthYou need to read this story on the Land Grant University system and how it pillaged Native American lands. I did not realize, before I read this, that land grants were not just for the land the colleges were built on ...
The Trump administration has doubled down on its claims that coronavirus case counts are up because the U.S. has increased testing. However, a closer look at graphs of testing numbers and positive cases shows that this isn’t the case for many states.
Maggie KoerthFlorida, Texas and Arizona all have WAY more new COVID-19 cases than can be accounted for by increases in testing capacity. In other states, testing is up and positive cases are down. The idea that more positives just represent more testing is crapola
Giant shout out to our amazing Guilford Fire Department for the unbelievable rescue of a Guilford resident who fell down a 20-30ft well.... in a house!!!! 👏 👏 👏
Yup you read that correctly! The...
Maggie KoerthMe: Wow, it's really great the fire department saved this person and holy shit I can't believe the homeowner didn't put in at least a subfloor, what a damn mess.
Also me: HOW AWESOME TO HAVE YOUR OWN 20-30 FOOT DEEP ABYSS.
In January, Philip McHarris was driving from New Haven to Boston to visit a friend when he saw a familiar sight in his rearview mirror — flashing police lights…
Maggie KoerthSometimes @FiveThirtyEight, we go looking for data about a problem and end up finding an entirely different story ... because the data that's tracked turns out to not actually be the data we need.
That happened with this story on police reform ...
"The silence was a really powerful idea. Just marching down the street and letting the bodies speak for themselves."
Maggie KoerthProtests are not over. Not in Minneapolis. Not in the rest of the country, either. An estimated 60,000 people turned out to march for Black Lives Matter in Seattle over the weekend. The march stretched for over two miles
The Civil Rights fight in the U.S. was like a war zone. Bur little research has been done on how its veterans fared, mentally and physically, years later.
Maggie KoerthFour years ago, I wrote this @undarkmag with fellow Minneapolitan Keno Evol. I'm thinking about it a lot now. POC who stand up to injustice do so even though it hurts their bodies and minds -- significant in a country where healthcare access is not equal.
DreamHaven Books & Comics has been around in one form or another for 43 years in the Twin Citie… Greg Ketter needs your support for DreamHaven Restoration
Maggie KoerthDreamhaven Books wasn't very close to the rioting, but seems to have been a victim of one of the weird attacks we saw a lot of in this city last week -- people driving up to target specific stores for destruction. It narrowly escaped arson.