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‘Fight for it:’ Nikole Hannah-Jones on abolition, reparations, and building a more just future

Journalist Hannah-Jones delivered the 22nd annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Social Justice in conversation with Sarah Jackson of the Annenberg School for Communication.

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Annenberg and Penn Medicine Researchers Receive $3 Million NIH Grant To Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in HIV Care

Over the next 5 years, the team will explore methods to address structural racism and discrimination in HIV clinics across Philadelphia.

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Doctoral Candidate Antoine Haywood Awarded 2022 Sachs Program Grant

For his project, Haywood will collect stories from Philadelphia-area Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) media makers

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How Do British South Asian Social Media Influencers Navigate the Intersection of Race, Religion, Ethnicity and Gender Online?

In this Q&A, Prof. Aswin Punathambekar discusses his new paper on life online for three social media influencers, including The Great British Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain.

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Penn in Latin America and the Caribbean

The sixth annual conference centered on the theme of ‘Shared Narratives: Arts, Culture, and Conflict.’

Doctoral Students Take Part in Community-Engaged Research Mentorship Program

This summer, doctoral students Danielle Clark and Darin Johnson gained hands-on research experience working in the Philadelphia community.

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Olivia González Named 2022-2024 George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow

González studies the politics of media education and production in the United States.

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Desmond Patton Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor

Interim President Wendell Pritchett and Interim Provost Beth Winkelstein announce the appointment of Desmond Upton Patton as the University of Pennsylvania’s thirty-first Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 1, 2022.

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The Black Lives Matter Movement, but not COVID-19, Encouraged Voters Toward Biden in the 2020 Election

As swing voters registered more awareness about discrimination against Black Americans, they became more likely to vote for the party they felt would best rectify that — Democrats.

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Racial Justice Protests Influenced Local News Reporting, Study Finds

A new Media, Inequality, and Change Center report finds that news coverage of policing did become more inclusive and less dehumanizing, but was still heavily slanted toward a police perspective.