Race and income disparities in healthcare, education, housing, and the workforce, unmasked by coronavirus.
By News Desk
A Senate committee will examine the nation’s COVID-19 response through the lens of health disparities on Thursday.
By Laura Santhanam
For many people, especially those who are older, technological obstacles and access shut them out of the process and prolong their wait and risk of exposure to the virus.
By Zachary Green
Many cities across the country are beginning to experiment with the idea of a guaranteed income: an amount of money meant to address the basic needs of a person living in the U.S., distributed on top of regular income. In…
By PBS NewsHour
What would happen if you gave people $500 a month, no strings attached? Stockton, California set out to answer that question two years ago as one of the first U.S. towns to pilot a Universal Basic Income program. Former Stockton…
At the end of 2020, more than 50 million people were facing hunger, up 15 million from the year before, according to data from Feeding America, an anti-hunger organization. The pandemic, and the associated stimulus payments and rescue plan are…
By Amna Nawaz, Leah Nagy, Rachel Wellford, Vika Aronson, Emily Carpeaux, Erica R. Hendry
Generations of inadequate medical care, deeply entrenched economic disparities and a biased system of justice all came to a head, a reminder that for many Americans the hazards of structural racism are a daily reality. We hear the story of…
By Lisa Desjardins
While John Boyd said he is optimistic about the American Rescue Plan, which sets aside $5 billion to help farmers of color pay off debt, he expressed deep concerns about high-profile leaders from both major political parties.
The COVID relief and economic package is a massive bill that has a far-reaching impact in ways that many Americans don't know about yet. One provision calls for debt relief for Black farmers, who have long been denied access to…
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
A year into this pandemic, we have the opportunity to reflect on the crucial breakthroughs that have shaped our response to the coronavirus, as well as how we've in some ways failed our most vulnerable.
By Alexandra Jaffe, Josh Boak, Associated Press
The massive coronavirus relief plan making its way to President Joe Biden’s desk includes a plan to temporarily raise the child tax credit that could end up permanently changing the way the country deals with child poverty.
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