Candice Norwood is a breaking news reporter. Before The 19th, she was a digital politics reporter for the PBS NewsHour, a staff writer for Governing magazine covering state and local government, and a freelancer for the Bloomberg News White House team.
More AAPI women are becoming federal judges, but barriers remain in the rise to the bench
As the number of Asian Americans grows, so does their political influence, but advocates are continuing to push for increased representation in the pipeline toward judgeship.
‘They came for blood’: Protesters and witnesses win settlement 7 years after violent clash with police
The end of a civil trial in Baton Rouge offered plaintiffs some closure after years of waiting and uncertainty. But the memories of that day still haunt them.
‘We’re a community’: These groups are working to bail out incarcerated women in time for Mother’s Day
The National Bail Out effort is a collective of local and national Black-led organizations that plan Mama’s Day Bail Out events around the country.
Kawaski Trawick was killed by an NYPD officer. Four years later, his mother hopes a hearing holds someone accountable.
Ellen Trawick is seeking answers and closure over her son’s death and wants better approaches for people who face mental health challenges.
Texas newborn is headed home after custody fight involving race, midwifery and the child welfare system
Child Protective Services removed Mila Jackson from her home and placed her in foster care for 23 days after her parents chose their midwife’s care over a hospital.
A Black Texas couple chose their midwife’s care over a hospital. Now their newborn is in foster care.
The case of Mila Jackson highlights the disregard of midwives’ expertise and the disproportionate impact of child welfare systems on Black families.
Federal judge rules against covering some preventive health services and medications
The ruling eliminates an Affordable Care Act requirement to cover PrEP medication, screening for sexually-transmitted infections, breastfeeding support and other measures that affect reproductive health.
The forgotten history of America’s first public women’s prison
The editors of a new book talk about the history of the Indiana facility — written by people who were held there almost 150 years later.
A comprehensive report on incarceration and women outlines the gender disparities
The Prison Policy Initiative looks at a fast-growing group in the incarceration system and the challenges they are more likely to face.
Fueled by family experiences with incarceration, Black Girls Rising seeks to close youth prisons in Louisiana
After seeing firsthand how the juvenile justice system affected their relatives, advocates are pushing for alternatives to youth incarceration and working to raise awareness.