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Black Comic Book Festival draws thousands in Harlem

Black Comic Book Festival draws thousands in Harlem

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>>Sreenivasan: THIS WEEKEND, NEW YORK’S SCHOMBURG LIBRARY IN HARLEM CELEBRATED THE TRADITION OF BLACK COMICS WITH ITS ANNUAL BLACK COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL. THOUSANDS ATTEND THE TWO-DAY EXHIBITION, WHICH ALSO FEATURES SCREENINGS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND A COSPLAY COMPETITION. AND FOR FANS, BOTH YOUNG AND OLD, IT’S A CHANCE TO MEET SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE COMIC CREATORS […]

Growing local news deserts endanger democracy, study finds

Growing local news deserts endanger democracy, study finds

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>>Sreenivasan: BACK IN 1975, THE NUMBER OF BORDER PATROL AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES WAS JUST OVER 1,700. TODAY, WITH MORE THAN TEN TIMES THAT NUMBER, THE U.S. BORDER PATROL IS ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST WELL-FUNDED ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE UNITED STATES. A NEW DOCUMENTARY SET IN RURAL ARIZONA SHEDS LIGHT ON HOW […]

Racial bias in widely used hospital algorithm, study finds

Racial bias in widely used hospital algorithm, study finds

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>>Sreenivasan: A RECENT STUDY PUBLISHED IN “SCIENCE MAGAZINE” FOUND SIGNIFICANT RACIAL BIAS IN AN ALGORITHM USED BY HOSPITALS ACROSS THE NATION TO DETERMINE WHO NEEDS FOLLOW UP CARE AND WHO DOES NOT. MEGAN THOMPSON RECENTLY SPOKE WITH “STATS” SHRADDHA CHAKRADHAR, WHO EXPLAINED WHAT THE RESEARCHERS FOUND.>>Thompson: WHERE EXACTLY WAS THIS BIAS COMING FROM?>>THERE ARE TWO […]