Stories tagged: "Joe Biden"


President Joe Biden listens as Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), right, speaks during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the NIH, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Md. NIH Director Francis Collins is at center. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Only 6% of Black Americans Have Been Vaccinated. Here’s How Biden Is Trying to Change That.

Medical experts say it will take a concerted effort to meet the challenges of rebuilding trust and ensuring vaccine access for communities of color.

From L to R: Kyona Kelley, Porche Vann, Yeshera Douglas protest for higher wages outside a Little Caesar's in Fayetteville.
‘I Make Less Than a Two-Topping Pizza’: Inside NC’s Fight for a $15 Wage

As President Biden calls for a $15 federal minimum age, some in NC are struggling to make ends meet today.

Graphic via Denzel Boyd
Biden’s Next Big Challenge: How to Deal With Trump’s Takeover of the Courts

“If somebody believes they are a victim of discrimination in their workplace, the final say on whether our civil rights laws are properly enforced is a lower court judge,” Daniel Goldberg, legal director of the nonprofit advocacy group Alliance for Justice, told COURIER.

Photo by AP Photo/Kathy Willens. Graphic treatment by Denzel Boyd
Thousands of Vaccine Appointments Are Getting Canceled Because of Confusion Over Supply

An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine shortages in a rollout so rife with confusion and unexplained bottlenecks.

Graphic via Denzel Boyd for COURIER
Here’s How Biden Aims to Have Most K-8 Schools Reopen Within His First 100 Days

A national strategy on reopening schools for in-person instruction and a call for more funding? Teachers and parents say yes, please.

Gillette Stadium is the Commonwealth' s first large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site, operated by CIC Health. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images. Graphic treatment by Denzel Boyd)
100 Million Vaccine Doses in 100 Days: Is Biden’s Plan Achievable?

Biden’s vaccine plan is intended to rectify the Trump administration’s dismal rollout, which largely left vaccine distribution to the states without giving them the necessary funding and resources.

Joe Biden sworn in as president
She Was in the 6th Grade the Last Time She Watched an Inauguration. Here’s Why She Tuned in for Biden’s.

“I wanted to watch today to see our country being taken over by someone who actually believes in truth and kindness, and who is here to take care of us."