White families quickly recuperated financial losses after the Civil War, and then created a Jim Crow credit system to bring more white families into money.
Now partnering with the NFL, Jay-Z centers wealth-building in his activism, as many African Americans have before him—but without much success.
New studies find cities most vulnerable to climate change disasters—heat waves, flooding, rising seas, drought—are the least prepared.
The changes to the “public charge” rule fit into a long history of attempting to restrict immigration based on race and ethnicity.
A new report shows that state legislatures have been expanding their reach in preempting cities from localized regulation on issues like gun control.
Two new studies have revived the long-running debate over how police respond to white criminal suspects versus African Americans.
The president’s Twitter attack on Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings reflect a law-and-order manifesto with a long history.
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.