Latest from Reem Akkad

Falling behind | Virtual learning through a pandemic

Remote learning has presented unique challenges for students, like Ana Reyes, who are also immigrants and speak English as as second language.
  • Apr 22, 2021

A city in mourning: Boulder residents say they are angry and devastated

Boulder residents paid their respects to the lives lost on March 22 and reflected on the long history of high-profile mass shootings in Colorado.
  • Mar 23, 2021

The Black women who changed America's future

Throughout America's history, Black women have fought for civil rights and women's rights, often at great personal risk. They paved the way for Kamala Harris.
  • Mar 1, 2021

George Floyd’s aunt reflects on his legacy: 'We thought we had all the time in the world'

In the fall of 2020, Angela Harrelson, George Floyd’s aunt, spoke to The Post about George Floyd’s struggles and the legacy he leaves behind.
  • Oct 21, 2020

George Floyd's death became a symbol for racial injustice. Racism also played a role in his life.

George Floyd’s death became a symbol for police brutality. Those who knew him say it was also a stark reminder of the racism they've faced all their lives.
  • Oct 7, 2020

For two families, Breonna Taylor’s death is a reminder of the women they lost

Breonna Taylor’s death commanded national attention. For India Kager and Tanisha Anderson, who also died during police encounters, the same was not true.
  • Sep 4, 2020

Who is Kamala Harris? A look back at the vice president-elect's rise

Before Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) became the first Black woman and Asian American to win the vice presidency, she was a trailblazer in California politics.
  • Aug 12, 2020

Invisible Olympians: The story behind the 1980 Olympics boycott

Forty years have passed since a group of American athletes were forced to skip the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the U.S. boycott.
  • Jul 15, 2020

Some fear covid-19's emotional trauma will have lasting effects for health-care workers

Health-care workers said they're experiencing feelings of despair fighting the novel coronavirus. Mental health experts fear they could suffer "moral injury."
  • May 24, 2020

A girl survived two heart attacks. Doctors are linking them to coronavirus.

Juliet Daly is among the first known children in the United States to suffer from a rare inflammatory condition doctors believe is linked to the coronavirus.
  • May 12, 2020