Jenny Rough

The trouble with traffic stops

Law | Multiple studies point to racial disparities in policing across the U.S.
by Jenny Rough
Posted 7/02/20, 04:57 pm

Prosecutor Tom Kidd was working for the city of Dayton, Ohio, when he observed a troubling pattern in the cases that crossed his desk. “I noticed there were a lot of turn signal violations,” Kidd says. Police officers were issuing the minor traffic infractions in only one region of the city, a predominantly black area. No white, middle-class drivers were being pulled over for turn signal violations.

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Illustration by Diego Patiño

Invisible hands

Publishing | Anyone can be an author nowadays, but knowing who wrote the book may be a different story
by Jenny Rough
Posted 1/16/20, 02:29 pm

Writer Angela Hunt works fast. In her 30-year career, she’s published over 180 books. “I may not be the best writer in the world, but I do try to be fast and professional,” she says. In the early days, she took whatever assignments she could. “I wrote magazine articles, catalog copy, you know, anything anybody would pay me to write.” One day a ministry representative asked Hunt to ghostwrite the biography of a famous preacher. She accepted the gig, and her career as a ghostwriter took off.

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Room to share

Religion | Nonprofit helps congregations rent their buildings for good purposes
by Jenny Rough
Posted 8/29/19, 12:43 pm

When flames engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral last April, people around the world mourned the destruction of France’s national symbol. The greater tragedy, wrote Pastor René Breuel for The Washington Post, is that a church was on fire. “More than a national icon or a touristic spot, cathedrals such as Notre Dame reveal their soul when they house singing and baptisms, confession and pardon, preaching and prayer,” he said. In America, the most iconic landmark is the Statue of Liberty, not a church. But church buildings have long served as sacred spaces in the country.

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