Race and income disparities in healthcare, education, housing, and the workforce, unmasked by coronavirus.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
With confirmed COVID cases surging across the country, there is the risk that the economy could weaken again as more people choose to hunker down at home — and that even more stimulus might be needed next year than negotiators…
By Anita Snow, John L. Mone, Associated Press
Distributions by the Houston Food Bank now average about 800,000 pounds (363,000 kilograms) daily after reaching the unprecedented 1 million pound mark for the first time in the spring.
By Erin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media
North of the Arctic Circle, in the tiny Alaskan village of Anaktuvuk, one woman is trying to expand agriculture in a climate largely hostile to it. Nasaġraq Rainey Hopson has successfully grown fresh produce for her community for several years,…
The last jobs report before Election Day showed the smallest monthly gain since May, raising concerns about a slowing and deeply uneven economic recovery. About half the initial 22 million jobs lost to the pandemic have been added back, but…
By Megan Jula, Knowable Magazine
A “scarlet E” can be the catalyst for a chain reaction of calamities, and COVID-19 piles on.
By Laura Santhanam
Data is starting to catch up to the real-life fallout of dueling health and economic crises, and shows that households of color and those with less income are disproportionately affected so far.
By Yamiche Alcindor, Frank Carlson
Black and Latino Americans are suffering disproportionately from the novel coronavirus pandemic -- both in terms of health and economic harm. These groups are three times as likely to contract the virus as white Americans and nearly twice as likely…
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