Puerto Rico just adopted legislation that commits it to generating all its power from renewable sources. Here’s what separates that from what’s going on in D.C.
Gentrification is geographically limited in cities, but a new study shows where it has become a crisis, particularly for low-income black households.
The racially discriminatory IRS audits revealed in a new report are yet another way of depleting and plundering the wealth of southern black families.
Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld was acquitted for killing black teen Antwon Rose. This has ramifications for the greater Pittsburgh area.
A new study says that income inequality, not historic factors, feeds the present-day gulf in wealth between white and black households.
African Americans worry that Pittsburgh’s new gun control proposals could leave them more vulnerable to racist and state-sponsored violence.
The reasons for granting the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club of New Orleans an annual waiver on blackface during Mardi Gras are growing paler by the moment.
Despite the fact that Chicago has been losing African-American residents at record rates, the city will elect a new black mayor for the first time since 1983.
A new Brookings Institution report shows how black migration patterns have been reshaping the urban landscape, particularly in the South.
Pittsburgh could be the bellwether city in Pennsylvania, defying state law to pass gun control ordinances, but first it has to get past its own district attorney.
After the Tree of Life synagogue shooting, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto stands committed to gun control legislation despite a direct confrontation with Pennsylvania state law.
The solutions to Baltimore’s inequitable financing problems must be as radical as the policies that segregated the city in the first place, says Lawrence Brown.
There’s a reason why climate-change legislation failed in the past. Environmental-justice advocates don’t want the Green New Deal to repeat those mistakes.
Cities’ pursuit of NBA New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is eerily reminiscent of how they vied for Amazon HQ2. We probably have to get used to it.
As Atlanta prepares for Super Bowl LIII, a new urban park in the stadium’s shadow is trying to revitalize the struggling neighborhood English Avenue.
Baltimore’s Marilyn Mosby is the latest top prosecutor to decide to no longer try weed-related drug cases, but should it be up to them to decide?
The legal decision was monumental both for its dismantling of a pro-Confederate law and the implications for cities’ rights in the face of states’ rights.
Detroiters were refusing city-sponsored “free trees.” A researcher found out the problem: She was the first person to ask them if they wanted them.
The revocation of the Shuttlesworth award for Angela Davis by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute highlights who is deciding the city’s civil rights narrative.
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King was assassinated. But the racist housing and policing policies he was fighting are still with us.
“No,” says a former chief demographer; they would resign before allowing the Trump administration to violate the confidentiality prized by Census Bureau culture.