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Joshua Barajas is the arts editor for the NewsHour. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Joshua’s Recent Stories
Arts Jun 17New York City renames parks for Gwen Ifill and other prominent Black Americans
The city is renaming 16 of its parks and recreation areas to honor the legacies of Black Americans.
Arts Jun 15How this campaign is renewing its push to keep America’s 21 lesbian bars afloat
A new documentary opens with a startling statistic: There were at least 200 lesbian bars, at their peak, in the late 1980s. Today, 21 remain.
Arts Jun 10‘In the Heights’ uplifts a Latino community and helps reframe Hollywood roles
Blockbuster films delayed by the pandemic are now hitting the big screen. Among the first of the summer season is “In the Heights,” which opened Thursday in theaters and streams on HBO Max. As Jeffrey Brown reports, the modern-day musical…
Arts Jun 1021 lesbian bars remain in America. Owners share why they must be protected
Owners and general managers of lesbian bars share what makes these queer spaces vital, how they survived the pandemic, and why this part of LGBTQ nightlife needs to be preserved.
Health May 21‘It feels like freedom,’ 8 people describe getting their COVID-19 vaccine
Permission to hug your family. Freedom from fear. A chance to carry on the memories of those who were lost to the pandemic. We asked our audience what getting the vaccine meant to them. Many called it a harbinger of…
Arts May 10Ziwe on using humor, vulnerability and honesty to discuss race in America
There’s a rising voice in late-night comedy: Ziwe Fumudoh. The comedian, who goes by her first name, debuted her no-holds-barred take on race and social issues in America on television on Sunday in a new self-titled sketch show. Amna Nawaz…
Nation Apr 30After Indianapolis shooting, a Sikh activist on why we need to accept realities of racism in America
Simran Jeet Singh of the Sikh Coalition, who's been in contact with victims’ families in Indianapolis, spoke about how the Sikh community is processing their grief and why racism isn’t relegated to just one area of the country.
Arts Apr 27This PSA traces 150 years of anti-Asian hate in America
Bao Nguyen, with his platform in film and television, wants to remind -- or teach -- Americans that anti-Asian hate is ingrained in American history.
Politics Apr 27WATCH: Social media executives testify on how algorithms affect discourse
Democratic lawmakers have signaled that they wanted to address the structural issues embedded in these platforms that can boost misinformation and become hubs for extremism.
Arts Apr 19‘A lesson in authenticity:’ Andra Day reflects on the experience of playing Billie Holiday
The new film "The United States Vs. Billie Holiday" takes on the life of "Lady Day," the great Billie Holiday. And the woman playing her — Andra Day — is winning raves of her own with a nomination for best…