The NAACP would like to see more African Americans participating in the Airbnb rental market—is that a good thing?
Jeff Sessions has ordered prosecutors to continue seizing property from suspects, even if they haven’t been charged with a crime, to help finance law enforcement practices. Philadelphia is moving in the opposite direction.
There is a significant gap in the earnings of white employees and people of color. A new racial equity strategy for the city plans to correct that.
We now have a foundation to work from on how to remedy racial discrimination in the sharing economy.
A new report fleshes out the controversial demand to cut police department budgets and reallocate those funds into healthcare, housing, jobs, and schools. Will that make communities of color safer?
Why didn’t the fall of former Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams on fraud and corruption charges doom his reform-minded agenda?
The death of the rapper Prodigy raises a few questions: Is “the hood” over—and why did we ever need it to begin with?
There’s a right way and a wrong way to be a neighbor during a time of rapid community change.
New York City has pledged to divest its pension holdings from companies involved in the private prison industry. But the ultimate goal is to help build a mass movement against the White House.
Hollywood’s new wunderkind cinematographer took time out of his schedule filming Arrival and Star Wars to visit and interpret the photography of Pittsburgh’s legendary Charles “Teenie” Harris.
New research shows how keeping people with criminal records out of the workforce costs us.
Louisiana just passed a suite of prison reform bills, but incarceration will remain a problem so long as district attorneys keep wrongfully locking people up.
Pittsburgh has declared itself an “inclusive innovation city,” meaning it is committed to making sure that white people aren’t the only beneficiaries of the tech-based economy it’s trying to cultivate. Here’s how that’s working out.
A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative shows that the populations of local jails are swelling for reasons that have little to do with crime.
Before New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu made his celebrated speech, a grassroots movement forced the city to take down its monuments to white supremacy.
In 1986, the city of Baltimore battled the Reagan administration over its local anti-apartheid ordinances—and won. How they prevailed may have important lessons for cities trying to resist Trump today.
In the early 1970s, Sharon Sutton got an Ivy League education at Columbia University—spurred by insurgency—that helped her become a leading African-American architect today.
Four criminal justice experts weigh in on what the attorney general is saying in his memo on federal drug sentencing.
The life and death and rebirth of fried chicken in American cities.
The leaders of Oakland’s new Office of Race and Equity talk about why leveling the playing field in the cannabis industry is so important.
New Orleans journalist and reformer Deb Cotton, who died on May 2, refused to testify against the person who shot her four years ago. In a New York Times op-ed published today, she explained why.