In Public Letter, 10 Boston City Councilors Decry 'Chilling Effect' Of Boston Calling Decision

In Public Letter, 10 Boston City Councilors Decry 'Chilling Effect' Of Boston Calling Decision

Jerome Campbell

NEWS

Co-published with WBUR. Boston city councilors say nonprofits and unions have been hesitant to work with their offices since two former mayoral aides were found guilty of federal extortion charges.

Artist Withdraws Proposed Faneuil Hall Slave Memorial After Boston NAACP Says It Will Oppose It

Artist Withdraws Proposed Faneuil Hall Slave Memorial After Boston NAACP Says It Will Oppose It

Jerome Campbell

NEWS

Co-published with WBUR. After nearly two years in the making, artist Steve Locke is withdrawing his proposal for a slave trade memorial in front of Faneuil Hall due to opposition from the Boston NAACP.

I Wrote About Farmers' Suicides – And the Reaction Has Been Overwhelming

I Wrote About Farmers' Suicides – And the Reaction Has Been Overwhelming

Debbie Weingarten

NEWS

Co-published with The GuardianAfter the Guardian and EHRP published a piece about the record number of farmers who are killing themselves, there were hundreds of responses.

Why Are America's Farmers Killing Themselves in Record Numbers?

Why Are America's Farmers Killing Themselves in Record Numbers?

Debbie Weingarten

NEWS

Co-published with The Guardian. The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help

Sexual Harassment Doesn't Just Happen to Actors or Journalists. Talk to a Waitress

Sexual Harassment Doesn't Just Happen to Actors or Journalists. Talk to a Waitress

Alissa Quart and Barbara Ehrenreich

WORKERS

Co-published with The GuardianThere are far too many think pieces about high-level actresses and far too few about the staff at your local diner.

The Department of Education is Pulling the Rug out from Under Student Parents

The Department of Education is Pulling the Rug out from Under Student Parents

Natalie Pattillo

NEWSANALYSIS

Co-published with Pacific StandardThe Trump administration has quietly removed CCAMPIS, a childcare subsidy for student parents attending college, from its 2018 budget.

Storm of Shame: How Hurricane Relief Sorts People into Deserving and Undeserving Poor

Storm of Shame: How Hurricane Relief Sorts People into Deserving and Undeserving Poor

Maria Foscarinis

NEWS

Co-published with TalkPoverty.orgHurricanes Irma and Harvey reveal the brutal treatment of previously homeless victims.

New York’s Housecleaners Become Collateral Damage in Airbnb Crackdown

New York’s Housecleaners Become Collateral Damage in Airbnb Crackdown

Abby Ellin

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Fortune. As New York City limits Airbnb rentals, the cottage industries that serviced them has been hit particularly hard.

Medicaid Was the Only Insurance That Tried to Save My Daughter

Medicaid Was the Only Insurance That Tried to Save My Daughter

Micaela Walker

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME. Opponents of the current Medicaid program may look at the dollars only and not the human beings behind them. 

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

Maia Szalavitz

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with VICE. Doctors are already getting spooked out of prescribing painkillers, and new rules could make life in some of America's struggling communities even worse.

 

 

America is a Home for the World's Most Talented, A Travel Ban Risks Losing Them

America is a Home for the World's Most Talented, A Travel Ban Risks Losing Them

Roya Hakakian

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The GuardianBy opening its doors to disillusioned Iranians such as artist Shahrzad Changalvaee, the US has welcomed some of its greatest minds. But what now?

Fighting Trumpism in GOP Country

Fighting Trumpism in GOP Country

Sarah Jaffe

NEWS

Co-Published with The Nation. The Workers’ Project in Indiana has been uniting undocumented immigrants with white union workers since long before Trump hit the campaign trail.

Ex-Occupier Is Bringing Revolution to Small-Town Oregon

Ex-Occupier Is Bringing Revolution to Small-Town Oregon

Donnell Alexander

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Fusion. This is revolutionary: Trying to take control of a city council in a small town and then give the power to people.

How One Wealthy School Fights Inequality

How One Wealthy School Fights Inequality

Bliss Broyard

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME. Public schools in wealthy Manhattan neighborhoods are pitching in so that low-income students can have the same level of resources as they do.

The Invisible Race and Class Barriers of Hamden

The Invisible Race and Class Barriers of Hamden

Carla Murphy

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Fusion. Two years ago, this town razed a fence that segregated a housing project from a suburb. Did it change anything?

A Better Alternative to For-Profit College

A Better Alternative to For-Profit College

Alissa Quart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME. The U.S. should focus on training programs for students, not profits.

What the American Working Class Really Looks Like

What the American Working Class Really Looks Like

Barbara Ehrenreich

NEWS | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Fusion. Photography by Alyssa Schukar. The Ft. Wayne Workers’ Project is uniting working class Americans of all beliefs, ethnicities and backgrounds.

The Hidden Poverty in Marijuana's Black Market

The Hidden Poverty in Marijuana's Black Market

Piper McDaniel and Talia Herman

NEWS | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Huffington Post with additional support from Capital & Main. Photography by Talia Herman. As the timber industry collapsed, one Northern California town turned to marijuana.

Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

Alissa Quart

NEWS | FEATURE

Co-published with The Nation. For the ride-share company, teacher/drivers are both a marketing coup and an exploitable labor force.