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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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English team celebrates at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
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Britain Addresses Domestic Violence Spike During World Cup

Stan Lee with his business manager Keya Morgan
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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

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

Junot Díaz accepts an award
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Acclaimed Author Junot Diaz Confronts Assault Allegations

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring during the Premier League match.
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Can Soccer Star Mo Salah Kick Anti-Muslim Sentiment?

Voter Registration Booth at March for Our Lives event
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Booming Asian-American Migration May Impact Midterm Elections

Inside the National Memorial For Peace And Justice
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Lynching Memorial Aims To Highlight Ongoing Racial Inequality

Constance Wu in Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
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'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
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How Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Can Have A Normalizing Effect On The US

Police administer naloxone as they try to revive a man who overdosed on heroin in Philadelphia
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Naloxone Saves Lives, But Does It Also Enable Opioid Addiction?

Protestors Rally In Chicago Against Police Shootings Of African American Men
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50 Years After MLK's Assassination, Activists Take Action

Man watches TV with a dog
Story BlocksU.S.

What's Driving Unoriginal Content In Film And TV Shows?

Demonstrators gather in Washington D.C. during the March for Our Lives rally March 24, 2018

Student Activists Highlight Gun Violence In Communities Of Color

Denver, CO: Students walk out of schools to address school safety and gun violence
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Will The Student March Achieve What The Million Mom March Couldn't?

Student Poet Levi Miller performs at 2018 Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Competition
Cat SandovalU.S.

The Life-Changing Effect Of Poetry

People standing outside Catholic church at Manzanar Relocation Center, California 1943
Adams, AnselPolitics

Is The Preservation Of Japanese-American Internment Sites In Peril?

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Imaginary Friend SocietySci/Health

These Cartoon Characters Are Helping Kids Cope With Cancer

A patient receives dental treatment.
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How Dental Health Workers Are Filling Gaps In Tribal Dental Disparity

Natalie Portman in "Annihilation"
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Does 'Annihilation' Whitewash Its Lead Characters?

Wakanda's General Okoye stands among her all female special forces. Florence Kasumba and Danai Gurira in Black Panther (2018)
Walt Disney Pictures / "Black Panther"U.S.

'Black Panther' Cast Shows Progress, But Hollywood Diversity Doesn't

Students participate at Hip Hop Architecture Camp
Hip Hop ArchitectureU.S.

Youth Program Looks To Build Diversity In Architecture

Mirai Nagasu of the United States skates during the ladies single skating free skating section of the team event
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Tweet About Olympic Skater Leads To Outrage Online

Tribune Tower along Michigan Avenue at the Chicago River.
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What Happens When Newspapers Leave Their Iconic Buildings?