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Jamal Andress

Culture Reporter

Jamal Andress is a culture reporter focused on all the issues that impact black and brown communities. Jamal's storytelling has taken him all the way to Accra, Ghana, to cover international education, and back again to Chicago's Southwest Side to report on the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the subsequent trial of Jason Van Dyke. He got his bachelor's degree (and broadcast reporting chops) from the University of Missouri, where he worked at Columbia, Missouri's NBC station, KOMU. In one of his most memorable interviews, Jamal went to Charlottesville, Virginia, and spoke with Susan Bro, whose daughter Heather Heyer was killed during a white supremacist rally just a year earlier.

  Recent Work
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Chauvin Defense Team Faces An Uphill Battle In Jury Selection

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'Defund the Police' Experiment Fully Underway In Austin, Texas

Prison bars
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Despite Justice Reform, Number Of Inmates Serving Life Still Rising

New Justice Ideas Rethink The Role Of Prison
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New Justice

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Despite CDC Recommendations, States Debate When To Vaccinate Inmates

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Advocates Cite More Guilty Pleas As COVID Disrupts Courts

Officers respond to scene of shooting
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2 FBI Agents Killed, 3 Others Injured In Florida Shootout

President Joe Biden
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Pres. Biden's New Executive Orders Will Focus On Policing And Prisons

IRS Building
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Maryland Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening Pelosi, IRS Building

Washington state National Guard members
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Law Enforcement Prepare For Violence At State Capitols Nationwide

Lisa Montgomery
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Trump Administration Executes First Female Federal Inmate in 67 years

Black Lives Matter protest compared to pro-Trump riot at Capitol
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BLM Activists Decry Double Standard In Capitol Police's Timid Response

Man wears Jacob Blake mask
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Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Will Not Face Criminal Charges In Kenosha

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U.S. Inmates At Front — Or Back — Of Vaccine Line

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr
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Trump Administration Set To Execute The Most Prisoners In U.S. History

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El Paso Jail Inmates Paid $2 Per Hour To Assist With COVID

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What Does Black Lives Matter Expect From A Biden Presidency?

People stand in line to vote
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Experts Say Record Early Voter Turnout In Texas Favors Joe Biden

APPolitics

Texas Surpasses 2016 Total Turnout Despite Stiff Voting Restrictions

A man stands holds merchandise outside of a damaged store after protest in Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace
Michael Perez / APU.S.

Protests Erupt Following Police Shooting In Philadelphia

People in line to vote
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5 Million People Can't Vote This November Due To Felony Convictions

Kamala Harris on stage
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VP Candidate Kamala Harris' Criminal Justice Record: A Detailed Look

Breonna Taylor memorial at Jefferson Square
Darron Cummings / APU.S.

Police Say They Knocked In Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recordings

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
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KY AG Ordered To Release Grand Jury Recordings This Week

APPolitics

Debate Night: Trump And Biden On Criminal Justice Reform and Policing

APU.S.

Breonna Taylor's Family Calls For Kentucky AG To Release Evidence

Memorial for Breonna Taylor
Darron Cummings / APU.S.

Grand Jury Indicts One Officer Involved In Breonna Taylor's Death

APPolitics

Nationwide Support Helps Ex-Felons in Fla. Vote This November

APU.S.

In Controversial Speech AG Barr Criticizes His Own DOJ Prosecutors

Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, addresses the media in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.
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Louisville Settles Historic $12M Lawsuit With Breonna Taylor's Family