Amy Vilela lost her daughter when she couldn’t afford the medical bills. When her Congressman told her he wouldn’t support universal healthcare, Amy said, “I’m running.”
At a Queens campus known for producing NBA stars, the can’t-miss Cardozo squad and their record-setting coach treat high school b-ball as much more than just a game.
The Cardozo High School boys basketball team has the winningest coach in NYC public school history, and a roster of top college prospects. Yet, in each of the last four years they’ve fallen just short in the Queens championship final. After a season packed with hefty highs and alarming lows, the Cardozo kids found themselves once again on the verge of being Queens champs – or Queens chumps.
Cori Bush is a registered nurse, a pastor and a mom. After taking to the streets to protest police killings, she looked in the mirror and said, “why not politician, too?”
“The Boss of the Queens Machine” hasn’t faced a primary challenger in 14 years. But an underfunded upstart is suddenly giving him a run for his money.
Paula Jean Swearengin has seen West Virginia’s land exploited, its people fall ill, and its politicians do nothing. So she decided to do something herself.
“Who would look after him if I wasn’t here?” and other questions this mom asks herself every day.
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