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Candice Norwood is a former digital politics reporter for the PBS NewsHour.
Candice’s Recent Stories
Politics Jun 29For Black women in government, highlighting threats and abuse can make it worse
2021 has seen Black women reach new heights in the halls of U.S. Government — from Kamala Harris as vice president, to a record-setting number of Black women in Congress and in mayor's offices. While many celebrate the increase in…
Politics Jun 17More Black women are being elected to office. Few feel safe once they get there
As Black women continue to achieve record levels of representation in elected office, the constant harassment and threats of violence many of them face challenge that trajectory. Some live in fear, others have chosen to leave public life. These are…
Nation May 25Racial bias trainings surged after George Floyd’s death. A year later, experts are still waiting for ‘bold’ change
Several professionals expressed skepticism that such efforts will lead to long-lasting change as clients resist committing to the long-term and often uncomfortable work.
Politics Apr 26What to watch for in Biden’s first joint address to Congress
President Joe Biden will mark the conclusion of his first 100 days in office with his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.
Politics Apr 23How infrastructure has historically promoted inequality
Advocates hope the attention on Biden’s infrastructure plan will foster more conversation about the real history of inequity in American infrastructure and possible solutions.
Politics Apr 233 things that led to Chauvin’s conviction, and what experts say is needed for more police accountability
In the aftermath of the verdict loom familiar questions about what it means and what comes next.
Nation Apr 02How hair discrimination impacts Black Americans in their personal lives and the workplace
Last month, Connecticut became one of a growing number of states to make race-based hair discrimination illegal. Yamiche Alcindor reports on how Black Americans often face discrimination because of the way they wear their hair, especially in school and at…
Politics Apr 01What advocates and lawmakers are doing to address growing anti-Asian hate crimes
Public officials are facing mounting pressure to prevent and address the roots of racist violence.
Politics Mar 30A yearslong push to ban hair discrimination is gaining momentum
Lawmakers around the country are introducing legislation, known as the CROWN Act, aiming to establish legal protections for hair textures and styles tied to racial identity.
Politics Mar 05Democrats’ police reform bill faces opposition in the Senate — but that’s only the first hurdle
Several policing and criminal justice experts also expressed uncertainty about whether the bill, if passed, could effect significant change amid long-standing challenges with federal oversight of state and local law enforcement.