We’ve all watched the horrifying footage of black men being killed by police while on the road. And black women violently arrested for minor driving infractions. We’ve seen the public reaction to police killings. But for black Americans, the story doesn’t end once the news cameras are gone. AJ+’s Dena Takruri set out to hear firsthand what it feels like to drive while black in America today.
President Trump has issued executive orders to aggressively find and remove undocumented immigrants. AJ+’s Dena Takruri traveled across the border to Mexico to see what the recently deported face on the other side.
President Trump has issued executive orders to aggressively find and remove undocumented immigrants. But immigration courts have a backlog of over half a million cases, which means some immigrants have been waiting years for their fate. AJ+’s Dena Takruri joined a woman on a prison visit to see her husband, who has been locked up for two years.
President Trump has issued executive orders to aggressively find and remove undocumented immigrants. Now even those merely suspected of a crime can be deported, along with those who’ve been following the law by checking in with immigration authorities. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visited an Arizona community living in fear of ICE arrests.
In the third part of the series, AJ+ correspondent Dena Takruri shares highlights from her experience reporting in Hawaii, from the Native Hawaiian fight for land to the movement for sovereignty from the U.S.
In 1893, armed U.S. naval forces helped American sugar plantation owners illegally overthrow Hawaii’s constitutional monarchy. One hundred years later, the U.S. apologized and admitted in a resolution that Native Hawaiians had never relinquished their claims to sovereignty. Today, many Native Hawaiians continue to yearn for independence. One activist, Bumpy Kanahele, has even created his own village as a model for Hawaiian sovereignty. AJ+’s Dena Takruri reports on the Hawaiian fight for sovereignty.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used a complicated legal framework in Hawaii called “quiet title” to sue ancestral land owners and force them to sell their lands. It was all to secure his private getaway on Kauai. After Native Hawaiians protested, using his own platform, he dropped the suits. But the damage is done, as AJ+’s Dena Takruri explored in this battle of land rights in paradise.
President Trump has appointed Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. The former head of Breitbart, Bannon has been a controversial pick and has been called a white supremacist. But what will he actually be doing as chief strategist?
President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Steven Mnuchin, a Wall Street veteran and hedge fund manager with ties to the U.S. housing crisis, to be his treasury secretary. So, how is this draining the swamp?
AJ+’s Dena Takruri takes you inside the #NoDAPL resistance camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where water protectors are fighting to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, a controversial $3.8 billion, 1,172-mile oil pipeline project that’s nearly complete despite massive opposition from the largest gathering of tribes in recent history. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the pipeline threatens its main source of drinking water and cuts through its sacred and burial sites.