Reading Time: 17 minutes A DOJ investigation into the Ferguson, MO, police department revealed how municipal fines and fees trap low-income people in a cycle of poverty and punishment. It’s happening across the US — but now San Francisco is leading major reforms.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A review article in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’ calls for drastic action to stop climate change-related deaths and an increase in global inequality.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Although the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawed segregation in 1954, schools across the country are resegregating at an alarming rate, severely impacting students and their communities.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Bobby Kennedy had seen Harlem, the South Bronx, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. But what he witnessed in the Mississippi Delta in 1967 would impact the last 14 months of his life.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Congress rolled back Obama era protections against suspicionless drug testing. The targets of these programs are always those less fortunate and not the people making millions off the government.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A look back at Selma, then and now.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Scrutinize one day’s helping of headlines and story summaries, read between the lines, and you begin to see why our problems never get solved.