Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including President Trump’s response to the conflict with Iran and controversy around former Vice President Joe Biden’s comments about working…
Fifty-one years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the ensuing D.C. riots, three black-owned businesses that have weathered decades-long hurdles offer a small glimpse into the tight-knit community and bustling neighborhood as it once stood.
By Deema Zein, Mahlia Posey
The Kress Department Store in the heart of downtown Montgomery, Alabama is one of many decaying buildings that New York-based entrepreneur Sarah Beatty Buller is trying to revitalize. Jeffrey Brown reports on a project to revive a neighborhood marked by…
By Jeffrey Brown
This weeks marks the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission, a bipartisan assessment of race in America that revealed the nation to be both separate and unequal. A half century later, a new report takes stock of what we’ve begun…
By PBS NewsHour
By Thomas A. Guglielmo, The Conversation
Until 1950 the Red Cross segregated blood. Starting during World War II, thousands of African-Americans forced the Red Cross to include them as donors and helped pave the way for activism of the 1960s.
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
Too often, low-income, black and Latino students end up in schools with crumbling walls, old textbooks and unqualified teachers, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
By Sarah Varney, Jason Kane
When low-income Americans are concentrated in substandard homes in struggling or violent neighborhoods, it has tangible consequences for well-being. Research confirms that moving families into less segregated neighborhoods improves overall health, and some communities are giving families vouchers to relocate.
By Joan A Casey, Peter James, Rachel Morello-Forsch, The Conversation
Nationwide, neighborhoods with higher poverty rates and proportions of black, Hispanic and Asian residents have higher noise levels than other neighborhoods.
In 30 states, geographic communities can legally break away from large public school districts and form their own. As a result, a growing number of white and wealthier neighborhoods are creating their own schools and siphoning property taxes away from…
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