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Exclusive: New Report Shows Gentrifiers Use Police to Terrorize Communities of Color—Without Even Calling 911

Exclusive: New Report Shows Gentrifiers Use Police to Terrorize Communities of Color—Without Even Calling 911

Articles | January 9 2019

By Anne Branigin It was a story so ridiculous it seemed destined to go viral: A new Harlem resident, a white woman going only by the name Mackenzie, launched a veritable war against a neighborhood ice cream truck, complaining loudly and...

Why Is It Legal for Landlords to Refuse Section 8 Renters?

Why Is It Legal for Landlords to Refuse Section 8 Renters?

Articles | December 14 2018

By Kriston Capps Families who receive housing aid in Baltimore and San Jose may soon have a better shot at finding an affordable place to live. That’s good, because right now, their odds are slim-to-none. This week, the San Jose City Council...

Analysis: African-Americans Pay More for Rent, Especially in White Neighborhoods

Analysis: African-Americans Pay More for Rent, Especially in White Neighborhoods

Articles | November 20 2018

By Dirk Early, Edgar Olsen and Paul E. Carrillo For many years, housing discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities was legal, open, and common throughout the U.S. Racial covenants, openly advertising for white tenants,...

New Website Maps Out History of Housing Segregation in DC

New Website Maps Out History of Housing Segregation in DC

Articles | November 15 2018

By Lilah Burke A new website, Mapping Segregation, seeks to illuminate DC’s history of racially restrictive housing covenants from the last century that continue to define the city’s segregation patterns today. The site is the brainchild...

The Neighborhood Is the Unit of Change

The Neighborhood Is the Unit of Change

Articles | October 19 2018

By David Brooks You’ve probably heard the starfish story. There’s a boy on the beach who finds thousands of starfish washed ashore, dying. He picks one up and throws it back into the ocean. A passer-by asks him what’s the point of that. All...

We Welcome Our New Culture of Health Leaders Cohort!

We Welcome Our New Culture of Health Leaders Cohort!

Announcements, Articles | October 3 2018

We are proud to welcome our newest Culture of Health Leaders cohort! Leaders in this and other @Robert Wood Johnson Foundation programs are working across sectors to collaborate on creative solutions that advance a #CultureofHealth. Please also...

Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

Articles | October 1 2018

SEATTLE — The part of this city east of Northgate Mall looks like many of the neighborhoods that surround it, with its modest midcentury homes beneath dogwood and Douglas fir trees. Whatever distinguishes this place is invisible from the...

Birmingham’s ‘Food Deserts’ Have Been Shaped by its Redlined Past

Birmingham’s ‘Food Deserts’ Have Been Shaped by its Redlined Past

Articles | September 28 2018

By Randi Pink Birmingham, Alabama’s food scene is having a moment in the spotlight. In June, TV food personality and chef Andrew Zimmern named the city the “hottest small food city in America right now.” And in May, Birmingham’s Highlands...

The Aftermath of Botham Jean’s Killing Shows Why We Need to Cope With the Community Trauma of Police Brutality

The Aftermath of Botham Jean’s Killing Shows Why We Need to Cope With the Community Trauma of Police Brutality

Articles | September 20 2018

By Shaun King 2018 has been an absolute bloodbath, not just for black folk in America, but for people of color around the world. Yet President Donald Trump dominates the headlines and the overwhelming barrage of news about him makes it easy for...

Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.

Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.

Articles | September 17 2018

By Matthew Desmond Vanessa Solivan and her three children fled their last place in June 2015, after a young man was shot and killed around the corner. They found a floor to sleep on in Vanessa’s parents’ home on North Clinton Avenue in East...