Jan Lee

Jan Lee is a former news editor and award-winning editorial writer whose non-fiction and fiction have been published in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K. and Australia. Her articles and posts can be found on TriplePundit, JustMeans, and her blog, The Multicultural Jew, as well as other publications. She currently splits her residence between the city of Vancouver, British Columbia and the rural farmlands of Idaho.

New DOJ Database to Track Police Shooting Deaths, Address Implicit Bias

The Department of Justice committed $750,000 to establish a national database of police-involved deaths. It will be a huge task and the first of its kind, the DOJ says. This move represents a huge step toward solving implicit bias in police-community interactions — up til now, it’s been easier to track flu outbreaks than police shootings nation-wide.

Water and Human Rights: Canadians Call for a Boycott of Nestlé Products

The Council of Canadians, one Canada’s most respected social advocacy organizations, is doing the unthinkable: It’s calling for a boycott of Nestlé Water. The company stands accused of taking advantage of its access to Canada’s aquifers while local residents struggle to find safe water supplies.

Theranos, 23andMe and Zenefits: Why Medical Startups are Still Struggling

Innovative medical companies with the potential to transform the country’s healthcare system are itching to take advantage of Silicon Valley’s startup incubators. But are the healthcare system and government regulators ready for them? We examine three “unicorns” that shook up the healthcare market — and almost lost everything in the process.

Trump Picks Climate Change Denier for EPA Head

According to both the Washington Post and the New York Times, presidential candidate Donald Trump made his pick on who will oversee the Environmental Protection Agency if he is elected. While environmentalists would likely sum up Myron Ebell as a poor choice, he fits right in with Trump’s position on climate change.

SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond

Why is Corporate America So Silent on Race?

“News of police shootings or hate-inspired events like the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando weigh heavily not only on employees whose communities are most directly affected, but on the hearts and minds of colleagues of all identities who stand in solidarity as allies,” diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown told TriplePundit. So, what can companies do to break the silence and create a supportive environment for employees?

Arrest Warrant For Democracy Now! Host Sparks Questions About Press Rights

Last week, a North Dakota county issued an arrest warrant for Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman. The charge stems from her coverage of bloody standoffs over the Dakota Access Pipeline days before. The move raised plenty of eyebrows, but Goodman is far from the only reporter to face the threat of arrest for doing her job.