Equity

Seeking Peace and Justice, Montgomery Plans a Lynching Memorial

This memorial, unlike any other in the U.S., will challenge each locality where a lynching took place to directly confront its past.

The Far Right's Day in Boston

Participants in a “free speech” rally say they aren’t white nationalists, but claim there is a “war against whites” in America.

Workers in downtown London head to their jobs.

How Cities Can Rebuild the Social Safety Net

In an age of employment uncertainty and a growing income gap, urban America needs to find new ways to support its citizens.

A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is lowered to a truck for removal Friday, May 19, 2017, from Lee Circle in New Orleans.

Building New Monuments of Truth in New Orleans

They took down the statue. Now activists are asking themselves: What kind of replacement can actually honor the spirit of that fight?

L.A. County’s Latest Solution to Homelessness Is a Test of Compassion

Residents can get up to $75,000 to build a “granny flat”—if they open it up to a homeless family.

Members of Charlottesville's Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church pray on Sunday after the "Unite the Right" rally.

Black Charlottesville Has Seen This All Before

The return of violent white-supremacist rallies to the city is a special threat to its African American community, but not a new one.

The Complex Relationship Between Innovation and Economic Segregation

It’s not just the tech industry that’s responsible for America’s stratifying cities.

How Police Are Using Stop-and-Frisk Four Years After A Seminal Court Ruling

The judge who ruled NYC’s use of the practice unconstitutional reflects on progress in policing.

Onlookers in Barcelona in the aftermath of a fatal van attack.

The Barcelona Terror Attack: What We Know

The driver targeted the city’s pedestrian heart in the incident, which killed 14 people and injured many more.

The Kushner Rent Gouging Lawsuit Highlights A Bigger Problem

“[It] speaks to the dire lack of enforcement in New York City, which is exacerbating our affordable housing crisis.”

Times Square, 1970.

The New York That Belonged to the City

Hyper-gentrification turned renegade Manhattan into plasticine playground. Can the city find its soul again?

A statue of General J.E.B. Stuart in Richmond, Virginia.

Which Ones Will Fall Next?

The national movement to remove Confederate monuments may only be starting.

Grenfell Was No Ordinary Accident

The catastrophic fire that killed at least 80 in London was the inevitable byproduct of an ideology that vilified the poor.

"Gift Horse"—a skeletal sculpture of a horse by artist Hans Haacke—debuted on the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square in 2015.

What To Do With Baltimore's Empty Confederate Statue Plinths?

Put them to work, Trafalgar Square style.

Homeowners facing foreclosure over tax debts wait in a conference room for their cases to be heard in Detroit in January 2015.

Severe Housing Needs May Return to Foreclosure-Crisis Levels

Despite the buoyant economy, the number of hardest-hit households is close to record levels of the foreclosure crisis in 2011.

High school teacher James Ford jokes with students in his class.

The Repercussions of the Black Teacher Shortage

A recent study found that black students who have at least one black teacher do better in school. Making policy around this research is complicated.

How Baltimore Removed Its Confederate Monuments Overnight

For a city dogged by violence and unrest, this was a big deal.

California Highway Patrol officer stop the flow of traffic on the 110 freeway as protesters unsuccessfully attempted to rush the freeway in a November 11, 2016, rally to oppose the election of President Donald Trump.

The States Trying to Pass Laws Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protesters

After the Charlottesville attack, Republican lawmakers are seeking to distance their efforts to pass driver immunity legislation.

Meet the 26-Year-Old Mayor Taking On Jeff Sessions

Michael Tubbs on being singled out by the DOJ, and his plan turn his city around.

Why Are Teen Pregnancy Programs Getting Cut?

An Obama-era program to lower the teen birthrate, widely considered a success, is losing its funding, and public health officials demand to know why.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in 2016.

Can a City Be Compassionate?

Mayor Greg Fischer is serious about making Louisville a kinder place in an increasingly angry nation.