Fifty years ago, on March 16, 1968, U.S. soldiers attacked the Vietnamese village of My Lai. Even though the soldiers met no resistance, they slaughtered more than 500 Vietnamese women, children and old men over the next four hours.
Rising rents. Stagnant wages. Homelessness. Gentrification. Today's big stories in Los Angeles have a common thread: a gap in social and economic equity. A report found that L.A. has the 7th highest level of income inequality in the country.
Marielle Franco, a 38-year-old Rio de Janeiro city councilmember and human rights activist who was killed last week, was a black lesbian known for her fierce criticism of police killings in Brazil’s impoverished favela neighborhoods.