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Laziness isn’t why people are poor. And iPhones aren’t why they lack health care.

Laziness isn’t why people are poor. And iPhones aren’t why they lack health care.

Articles | March 9 2017

By Stephen Pimpare In response to a question about his party’s plan to increase the cost of health insurance, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) suggested that people should “invest in their own health care” instead of “getting that new...

Black Urban Farmer Talks Planting in DC Food Desert

Black Urban Farmer Talks Planting in DC Food Desert

Articles | March 8 2017

by Christen Hill If you want to try your hand at growing your own food, there are multiple organizations in D.C. that encourage it. Xavier Brown is a native Washingtonian and DC Urban Farmer who runs Soilful City, a community gardening...

Minorities, Latino immigrants face the greatest risk of workplace injuries

Minorities, Latino immigrants face the greatest risk of workplace injuries

Articles | March 2 2017

By Emily Gersema Latino immigrants and African-American men work in jobs with the highest risk of injury, according to a new study of workplace injuries and disability. “We found that their risk was higher even when we accounted for...

The Green Movement Is Talking About Racism? It’s About Time

The Green Movement Is Talking About Racism? It’s About Time

Articles | March 1 2017

By: Brentin Mock The same people and organizations we admire for protecting our wild places also have a history of being apathetic—or plain antagonistic—toward issues of race and social justice Facing a new White House administration led...

Study Finds Connection Between Living Near Oil and Gas Development and Childhood Leukemia

Study Finds Connection Between Living Near Oil and Gas Development and Childhood Leukemia

Articles | February 28 2017

By Mike Gaworecki, With the rise of new technologies like fracking and horizontal drilling, oil and gas development in the United States has exploded over the past 15 years. As development expands, it's also pushing ever closer into areas where...

Livestream: A Conversation with Cedric Richmond

Livestream: A Conversation with Cedric Richmond

Articles | February 28 2017

Live stream today: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 10:30 am ET - 12:00 pm ET Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a conversation with Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, or CBC, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) as he...

How Voter ID Laws Discriminate

How Voter ID Laws Discriminate

Articles | February 23 2017

by Vann R. Newkirk II A new comprehensive study finds evidence that strict voting laws do suppress the ballot along racial lines. For all the fervor of the current debate over voter ID laws, there’s a startling lack of good data on their...

Losing a Grocery Store Changes a Neighborhood

Losing a Grocery Store Changes a Neighborhood

Articles | February 22 2017

By Emily Payne, Alexina Cather, Charles Platkin, and Emma Cosgrove Victor Papa was born in 1945 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. “Never left and never will,” said the 71-year-old president of the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, a...

Racial gaps in wages, wealth, and more: a quick recap

Racial gaps in wages, wealth, and more: a quick recap

Articles | February 21 2017

by Elise Gould Recently, I had the opportunity to present some key facts on 1A, a new NPR news program, about the state of black America. Drawing heavily upon research by my colleague Valerie Wilson and her co-author William Rodgers III, I...

Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half The Wealth Of White Single Parents

Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half The Wealth Of White Single Parents

Articles | February 20 2017

By Adrian Florido The racial wealth gap has been measured and studied for decades. One fact has remained the same: White families build and accumulate more wealth more quickly than black and brown families do. The reasons for this are multiple...