LaTesha Harris is endlessly curious and impossible to pin down. She received her bachelor’s and master’s from the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications. Born and raised in Central Texas, she is interested in the intersections of culture and justice. Her work has taken her across the globe, having reported on entertainment in Los Angeles, immigration and cannabis racial justice in Chicago, gender-based violence in South Africa and the international student experience in China. When she’s not in the newsroom, she is rollerskating, studying abolition, making playlists, baking and updating her Letterboxd and Goodreads profiles. You can connect with her on Twitter: @latesha_eharris.

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Faithful America Says Anthony Tata’s Pentagon Nomination Is Proof Of Trump’s Toxic Christian Nationalism

by LaTesha Harris 07-30-2020

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President Donald Trump still supports Anthony Tata, his pick for undersecretary of defense for policy, despite the abrupt cancellation of Thursday’s Senate confirmation hearing for the divisive nominee.

Chicago Pastor Fires at Trump: ‘Don’t Get in the Ring With People From the Chi’

by LaTesha Harris 07-21-2020
Federal agents deployed in Portland

Federal law enforcement officers, deployed under the Trump administration's new executive order to protect federal monuments and buildings, face off with protesters against racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon, U.S., July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

“As a community, we will resist such unconstitutional action by any morally rooted means we deem necessary,” said Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III. “We are a city of grit, grind and resistance, unafraid to speak truth to power.”

‘It Breaks the Heart of God’ Say Faith Leaders on LGBTQ Youth Suicide Rates

by LaTesha Harris 07-15-2020
Rainbow flag outside of Stonewall Inn
A rainbow flag waves in the wind at the Stonewall National Monument outside the Stonewall Inn, site of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, considered the birth of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement in Greenwich Village in New York City, New York, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

“We know that the more places where a young trans person can show up in the world as their whole self, the better,” said Hartke. “So why not make church one of those places? Can we imagine a world where the church is the most supportive place in a trans person's life, rather than the place they fear the most?”