Race and income disparities in healthcare, education, housing, and the workforce, unmasked by coronavirus.
By Catherine Lafferty, Global Reporting Center
We’ve been bringing you a series of short stories from the Indigenous community in Yellowknife, Canada exploring alcohol use, addiction, resilience and healing. The “Turning Points'' project, from the Global Reporting Center, is a series produced, directed and authored by…
By Courtney Vinopal
Black and Hispanic business owners said they feel disparities in PPP distribution highlight longstanding systemic inequities in the U.S. that have kept entrepreneurs who are not white from accessing capital.
By Paul Solman, Diane Lincoln Estes
As Washington debates how to provide economic aid during the pandemic, many say one critical component should be part of future deals: forgiving student debt. But determining how much could or should be forgiven is a complicated question. Paul Solman…
By Yamiche Alcindor, Jaywon Choe
The U.S. Senate is trying to pass a $1.9 trillion package for COVID and economic-related relief, with one key section providing assistance to families with children by expanding tax credits. Many families could receive a $3,000 credit per child. We…
By Brian Palmer, Retro Report
The federal ban on evictions, extended by President Biden through March, is a much-needed, yet only temporary pause on a looming crisis impacting hundreds of thousands of American families. Retro Report, a non-profit news organization, reports from Richmond, VA, which…
By John Yang, Frank Carlson
During the pandemic, the federal government has tried to boost access to broadband internet. The Cares Act provided $150 billion to state and local governments, which many used to help extend connectivity, and the most recent stimulus package gave $7…
By Nick Schifrin, Rebecca Oh
The West African country of Ghana on Wednesday became the first nation to receive a delivery of COVID-19 vaccines through a global initiative called COVAX, which aims to give more equitable access to the vaccine. Nick Schifrin reports and speaks…
By Yamiche Alcindor, Rachel Wellford, Bria Lloyd, Lizz Bolaji
Black Americans have historically faced discrimination and even abuse by medical professionals, issues that have again come to the forefront during the pandemic. We here from Americans who have directly experienced discrimination, and Yamiche Alcindor speaks with Dr. Vanessa Northington…
By Laura Santhanam
The coronavirus pandemic repeats a truth that communities of color in the United States have been saying for generations: They suffer worse health outcomes compared to white communities, and systemic racism drives those disparities.
By Stephanie Sy, Diane Lincoln Estes
More and more older adults are raising kids for the second time around because of illness, incarceration, addiction, or any number of reasons. And since the start of the pandemic, almost 40 percent of "grandfamilies" say they struggle to pay…
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