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CSUN's Robert Krol: Trains in Vain: The Uncertain Outlook for Public Transit after COVID-19

President Biden’s infrastructure plan proposes doubling federal support for public transit to $85 billion. The White House hopes “to modernize existing transit and help agencies expand their systems to meet rider demand.” But what if rider demand does not grow — or what if it even declines, as it has in many places? Cities with little public-transit demand will be left with onerous infrastructure that gobbles up funding from other important municipal services. -- National Review

Yes, lots of comics were racist. A new generation of Black artists is reinventing them

Studio interest was in no small part due to the success of director Ryan Coogler's take on "Black Panther," along with the animated film "Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse." They debunked the idea that movies starring Black-led superhero characters aren't profitable, says Frances Gateward, professor of media theory and criticism at Cal State Northridge and co-editor of "The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art." -- Greater Milwaukee Today

Here’s how to get your teenager the COVID-19 vaccine

County-run sites that are offering the Pfizer vaccine include Balboa Sports Complex in Encino, the Fairplex in Pomona, the Forum in Inglewood, Cal State Northridge, the L.A. County Office of Education in Downey and Eugene A. Obregon Park in East L.A.-- Los Angeles Times

The impact of K-pop music in the US

South Korean Pop music -- or ‘K-pop’ -- has gone mainstream around the world over the last decade. And in the U.S., you probably feel the impact of K-pop … even if you’ve never listened to a single song. That’s according to experts and fans who discussed K-pop’s impact at a recent virtual conference hosted by Cal State Northridge. A story by Jahaira Quazi and Cynthia Puga from CSUN On Point. -- SoundCloud