You can’t curb police brutality or reform the criminal justice system in the U.S. without addressing the role of prosecutors. Prosecutors represent local, state, or federal governments in court, help investigate crimes, and ultimately decide what charges—if any—to bring against someone. And when there is police violence, it’s the prosecutor who decides whether they should be charged, as well (most of the time, they decide not to). Most prosecutors are elected, so a key way to effect real change by voting at the local level is to learn about your prosecutor and their record. This directory from Color of Change will help you do just that. … [Read more...] about Does your local prosecutor hold police accountable? This site will tell you
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When Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar was put in charge of COVID-19 management, Heath Minister B Srimulu was upset and threatened to resign. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa divided the work between the two; but when they began issuing contradictory statements, he brought in a third minister, S Suresh Kumar, to conduct daily media briefing. Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan and Revenue Minister R Ashoka made their displeasure known as they had been ignored despite their seniority. … [Read more...] about How Karnataka is losing its advantage in the fight against COVID-19
"In terms of the agreement, Krishna will divest its entire shareholding at an enterprise value of RMB 845 million +/- working capital adjustments on closing, equivalent of approximately US$ 120 million subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals in compliance with the local laws," UltraTech Cement said, without specifying the buyer's name. … [Read more...] about UltraTech Cement sells entire stake in Chinese unit for $120 million
The US government has announced it will not allow foreign students to remain in the country, if all of their classes are moved online due to novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the fall season. These are students of non-immigrant F-1 and M-1 visas pursuing an education in the US. … [Read more...] about 3 Point Analysis | US student visa restriction: How will this move impact Indian students?
This isn’t just a public health problem; it’s a design problem. Many people may not know that licensed architects are technically required to protect the “health, safety, and welfare” of the public in our design work. This sort of Hippocratic oath for architects is something that is top of mind for me, particularly in my capacity as president of the National Organization of Minority Architects, a professional organization composed of more than 1,000 designers, the majority of whom are African American. As government and healthcare officials explore ways to make African American communities (and other minority enclaves) healthier and more resilient following the coronavirus pandemic, I urge them to open their discussions to include architects, too. … [Read more...] about Racism is built into U.S. cities. Here’s how architects can fight back