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Co-published with The New York Times. In 1975, 10 women filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that a Los Angeles medical center was systematically sterilizing Spanish-speaking mothers.
Co-published with Fast Company Co.EXIST. Portsmouth, Ohio, is a small Rust Belt city ravaged by job loss and economic stagnation. Over time, prescription painkillers replaced the American Dream. When even the pills became too expensive, heroin replaced everything.
Co-published with The Intercept. If we want to fight surveillance, we need a new way to understand
privacy and pleasure.
Co-published with The New York Times. Puerto Rico's growing debt is causing the population to migrate en masse in search of better opportunities. But what about those who can't leave?
Co-published with The New Yorker. The breathtaking visual legacy of the Great Migration, which saw millions of African-Americans leave the South for the North.
Co-published with The Nation. Emeryville, California, recently passed the highest city-wide minimum wage in the country. Here’s how workers’ lives changed—and how they didn’t.
Co-published with ESPN. A transgender woman uses sports to help the homeless create community and gain independence.
Co-published with The New York Times. The poor don't need to feel more "gratitude"—they need decent pay and better working conditions.
Co-published with Discovery's Seeker Network. At the height of its popularity in the fifties, tourists flocked to Niagara, New York, to visit one of the world's natural wonders. Today, the city has become the poster child for urban decay.
Co-published with National Geographic. Matt Eich has been photographing the Sellers, a low-income family with two deaf children, for ten years. As they've grown closer, Matt has been given intimate access to the Sellers' lives.
Co-published with The New Yorker. A project in Oakland hopes to do something remarkable: build a co-op agricultural network owned and run by the formerly incarcerated.
Co-published with The Atlantic. Urban school systems are now so confusing—and so unequal—that parents are hiring private experts to help them figure out where to send their kids.
Co-published with Feature Shoot. This apocalyptic photo series explores the bleak, desperate circumstances that many American children face.
Co-published with The Atlantic. Fast-casual restaurants may appeal to yuppies, but for workers they're hardly different from McDonald's.
Co-published with Vox. She's been in and out of shelters and rehabs. I can’t fix her. But she also can’t fix herself.
Co-published with BuzzFeed Books. The most successful contemporary novels about poverty and The American Dream are coming from Italy.
Co-published with Fusion. Hit shows are finally paying attention to one of the country's most pressing issues: student debt.
Co-published with MSNBC (excerpt). In huge swaths of conservative America, abortion services have become less and less available. Here are the faces of the people still doing this dangerous work—and the faces of their opponents.
Co-published with Vice. Companies are building hideouts designed to survive the end of the world—but only for the superrich.
Co-published with The Verge. No, Native Americans are not biologically more likely to become alcoholics. What's really to blame? Poverty, trauma, and colonialism itself.
Co-published with Vogue. From Mr. Robot to Silicon Valley to Show Me a Hero, class disparity is the hottest thing on TV.
Co-published with MSNBC with support from Magnum Foundation and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Matt Black traveled around the United States documenting impoverished communities in more than 70 cities.
Co-published with Harper's Magazine. Twenty years later, Bill Clinton's welfare reform is still making it harder for poor Americans to access a fundamental right: the right to assistance.