On the cusp of Women’s History Month and to round out Black History Month, we share portraits of some of the innumerable Black women who have worked hard for the rights we now hold dear, who have shared their artistic talents, and who have helped to nurture this experiment in democracy that is still a work in progress.
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On January 16, 2021, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dustin Higgs became the 13th and final person executed by the Trump administration—just days before Inauguration Day for President Biden, the first president to openly oppose the death penalty. Overall, the former president oversaw “the most consecutive civilian executions by the federal government or any state in the 244-year history of the United States” and “ended a 17-year bipartisan federal moratorium” on executions, according to this week’s guest Stephen Rohde.
What purpose does the death penalty serve? How have race and racism marked the implementation of the death penalty? Is there ever a humane way to kill another person? With public support for the death penalty waning in the U.S. and across the world, how can the U.S. continue to justify it, both federally and in individual states?
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Asked when there would be enough women on the U.S. Supreme Court, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously replied: “When there are nine.”
It seems the voters of Los Angeles agree: The L.A. County Board of Supervisors—the largest local government in the nation—has made history with the first all-women board in its more than 150-year history.