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18 Mar ODB in the New York Times

At the end of 2020, Our Data Bodies was featured in The New York Times for their annual Good Tech Awards.   The Good Tech Awards profile technology efforts that make an important impact in their respective fields from racial justice to food and wellness to COVID-19...

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01 Sep Gunshot detection technology and the reproduction of targeting Black, immigrant, and working class communities

[Original illustration and credit for Coda Story: Aigerim Ismagulova] Police stations across the United States increasingly rely on gunshot detection technology, extolling its virtues under the guise of increased safety and quicker, more predictive responses to “crime.” However, in-depth investigation reveals this technology functions as an...

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26 Apr Watched and Still Dying

By Tawana Petty In 1985 my father died of AIDS. I was nine years old and it was nine days after my ninth birthday. Although a devastating loss for me, it would be years before I would learn the truth about why my dad died, what...

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