Here’s Where People Of Color Can’t Access Opportunity Without A Car

Even the most transit-rich cities in America are failing to connect people without cars — who tend to be disproportionately low-income or people of color — to job opportunities, a new analysis [...]

Activists Push To Invest In Community, Not Police

By George Ygarza, Truthout. -

Just past midnight on December 14, 2020, Osamah Alsaidi walked near a police cruiser on a dark city street of Paterson, New Jersey’s third-largest city just outside New York City. Shortly [...]

Powerful Government Policy Segregated Us

By Richard Rothstein, Economic Policy Institute. -

I am the author of a book, The Color of Law, that disproves the myth of de facto segregation. In truth, we are residentially segregated, not naturally or from private bigotry, but primarily by [...]

For Social And Environmental Justice, Words Don’t Cut It

By C. J. Clouse, GreenBiz. -

Not so long ago, business was business. The vast majority of corporations happily functioned according to the doctrine of economist Milton Freidman, who believed a company’s sole [...]

Lessons Learned From The Chauvin Trial That Relate To Palestine

By Benay Blend, Palestine Chronicle. -

Over thirty years ago, James Baldwin was the subject of a PBS documentary The Price of the Ticket (1989) in which he reflected on what he considered a lack of progress in combatting racism in [...]

Systemic Racism Continues To Plague Pandemic Response

By Derrick Z. Jackson, Union of Concerned Scientists. -

On March 29, Eric, the most prominent lay leader at my church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, perished from COVID-19. He was one of 685 people across the United States and one of 15 in Massachusetts [...]

Murder Of Daunte Wright Ruined Derek Chauvin Show Trial

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

The fix was in. The U.S. state was determined to demonstrate to the world that its system was able to render “justice” to its captive African/Black population. So, unlike in the handful of [...]

A Crisis Of ‘Forced Mass Displacement’ Of Black Pittsburghers

By Tom Davidson, TribLive.com. -

Pennsylvania - Why did 7,000 Black Pittsburgh residents leave the city between 2014 and 2018? The answer depends on who’s talking. Community activist Randall Taylor, a former Pittsburgh [...]

Parisians March Against Systemic Racism And Police Brutality

Watch a live broadcast from central Paris where people are gathering on Saturday 20 March to march against "systemic racism and police brutality." Organised by several activist groups to mark [...]

The Housing Crisis: One Year After Lockdown

By David Rovics, Counterpunch. -

All the folks moving to Portland from California or New York and talking about how great the real estate prices are here may not know it (note: I was once one of them), but this city is the most [...]

NYPD’s Enforcement Of Marijuana Laws Plagued By Extreme Racial Disparities

By Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist. -

New York City - On March 4th of last year, Fitzroy Gayle was stopped by a plainclothes police officer in his neighborhood of Canarsie, Brooklyn. Video shows the 20-year-old, who is Black, begging [...]

How The Pandemic Economy Could Wipe Out A Generation Of Black-Owned Businesses

By Lydia DePillis, ProPublica. -

Of all the products made at Danette Wilder’s small manufacturing plant near the University of Kentucky in Lexington, the products she depended on most for sales were the O-rings cranked out by [...]

Jackson Water Crisis: Collective Effort Is Critical To Community Sustainability

By Anoa Changa, News One. -

While the Mississippi city of Jackson works to fully restore water, various community organizations have been filling in the gaps with relief. Mutual aid is a new term for some, but providing it [...]

How The First US City To Fund Reparations For Black Residents Is Making Amends

By Ashley Brown, Emilie de Sainte Maresville, and Allie Yang, ABC News. -

Evanston, Illinois, is like a lot of American cities. The city just north of Chicago appears picturesque, updated and grand on one side -- but not far away, one can see the signs of economic and [...]

Unemployment Skyrocketing? An Evolved Society Would Celebrate

By Lee Camp, ScheerPost.com. -

Leaf blowers are everything wrong with capitalism. . . . I’ll explain that in a minute. We all know times are irredeemably grim, and they’re only getting worse. The unemployment level in [...]