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Cat Sandoval

Culture Reporter

Cat hails from New York City and now embraces Chicago. She's a reporter, producer, shooter, editor, video journalist and entrepreneur all rolled up in one. She wears many hats with one focus: diversity and inclusion stories. Her goal is to shine light on Asian American stories. When not reporting, you can catch her kickboxing!

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Jenelle Rosario with new lip fillers.
Newsy / Madeline CarlU.S.

Is Our Obsession With Filtered Selfies Triggering A Disorder?

Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington in "BlacKkKlansman"
Focus Features (2018)U.S.

Who Was The Real-Life Partner Of The 'BlacKkKlansman'?

Defcad.com before the 3D-printed gun blueprints were blocked.
Defense DistributedU.S.

5 Things You Need To Know About 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints

Franklin, the Peanuts first black character, makes his first appearance.
Peanuts Worldwide LLCU.S.

How The First Black 'Peanuts' Character Integrated A Beloved Comic

A member of New York's Sikh community
Getty ImagesU.S.

Radio Hosts Suspended After Calling Sikh State AG 'Turban Man'

A man rests along the the Coney Island boardwalk on one of the hottest weeks in recent New York City 2013
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Study Links Climate Change To Rise In Suicide Rate

Demonstrators carry signs during Equality March for Unity and Peace
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Supreme Court Decisions Impact LGBTQ Rights Today

Blockbuster Video Rental Store
STU PENDOUSMAT / CC by SA 3.0U.S.

One Last Blockbuster Store Left Standing

The 3D Printed Liberator Gun
Vvzvlad / CC BY SA 3.0U.S.

This Man Made It Possible (And Maybe Legal) To 3D Print Guns

Six protesters smuggled the Pride flag in Russia by wearing their countries football jerseys.
The Hidden FlagWorld

How To Smuggle A Pride Flag Into Russia During The World Cup

Image from the video series "Yappie" by Wong Fu Productions
Wong Fu ProductionsU.S.

How One Independent Film Company Tackles Diverse Storytelling

Students Grabbing Books From Locker
Video BlocksU.S.

Youth Suicide Is On The Rise. Here's How One Organization Is Helping

Makeshift memorial near Capital Gazette newsroom at Annapolis, Maryland
Getty ImagesU.S.

The Victims Of The Capital Gazette Shooting

Scene from animated film "Bao"
Pixar Animation Studios / "Bao"Entertainment

Food, Family Inspired Pixar's First Female-Directed Short Film, 'Bao'

English team celebrates at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Getty ImagesWorld

England Addresses Domestic Violence Spike During World Cup

Stan Lee with his business manager Keya Morgan
Getty ImagesU.S.

Restraining Order Issued Against Stan Lee's Caretaker

High School student Daishawn Wheeler punches a bag in an after school program called The Bloc.
Madeline CarlU.S.

This Boxing Club Trains Fighters And Prepares Students For College

Video BlocksU.S.

This Expert Says Suicide Is About Despair, Not Just Mental Health

Sherry Chen
Sherry ChenU.S.

Falsely Accused Of Spying, These Americans Still Deal With The Impacts

Stock Image
Video BlocksU.S.

Here's How Racism May Affect Mental And Physical Health

SunPower field supervisor Oscar Madrigal demonstrates using a panel washing robot on a row of solar panels.
Getty ImagesU.S.

The Growing Solar Industry Lacks Diversity

Bruce Boynton
U.S. Civil Rights TrailU.S.

This Man's Defiance Helped Spark The Civil Rights Movement

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Getty ImagesWorld

Royal Wedding, Meghan Markle Spark Conversations About Race In The UK

Junot Díaz accepts an award
Getty ImagesU.S.

Acclaimed Author Junot Diaz Confronts Assault Allegations

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring during the Premier League match.
Getty ImagesSports

Can Soccer Star Mo Salah Kick Anti-Muslim Sentiment?

Voter Registration Booth at March for Our Lives event
Getty IMagesPolitics

Booming Asian-American Migration May Impact Midterm Elections

Inside the National Memorial For Peace And Justice
Getty ImagesU.S.

Lynching Memorial Aims To Highlight Ongoing Racial Inequality

Constance Wu in Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc And SK Global EntertainmentEntertainment

'Crazy Rich Asians' Works To Undo Hollywood's Racist History

Wong Kim Ark, father of U.S. birthright citizenship
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration / Andrew LawlerU.S.

The Father Of US Birthright Citizenship Is Nearly Forgotten

Men pray on the street during American Muslim Day Parade in New York City
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Can Have A Normalizing Effect On The US