Changing the Story of Inequality
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On The Ground
Co-published with The Guardian. The national media failed to cover large swathes of the US pre-election, while rural voices have been quieted by the decimation of local news. Our On The Ground project aims to remedy these issues.
Co-published with The Guardian. You won’t get very far as a poor woman without believing you are equal to men – and if someone embodies this thought, it is Dolly Parton.
Co-published with Oxford American. The third installment in a series of four posts, featuring films produced in collaboration between the youth filmmakers of the 2016 Summer Documentary Institute at Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute and filmmaker Jordan Freeman.
Co-published with The Guardian. Elliott D. Woods spent time in Phillips County in northern Montana, where public land is a source of life to which ranchers are intimately connected. If the plan to transfer lands to the states succeeds, it will mean a radical restructuring of the economy and the culture of the West.
Co-published with The Guardian. Ranchers in the west have been struggling for decades. Now a new threat looms: public land might be taken away from them
Co-published with Oxford American. The films and filmmakers of the Summer Documentary Institute at Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute.
Co-published with The Guardian. Wealth and class are difficult topics to discuss – but as children grapple with inequality, it’s our job to address it.
Co-published with The Nation. When governments provide benefits and services that allow its citizens to thrive, everyone wins.
Co-published with Bright. The political divide between these conservative kids and their immigrant friends disappears through frank conversation and a shared love of literature.
Co-published with Bill Moyers. Home to some 20 million people — 6 percent of Americans — they are the nation’s largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing, offering a shot at the American dream to people who can’t afford a traditional home.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. How New York landlords use "predatory equity" to push out rent stabilized tenants.
Co-published with The Guardian. If an unexpected medical emergency bankrupts you, you view yourself as a victim of bad fortune – while seeing other bankruptcy court clients as spendthrifts. Why?
Co-published with The Atlantic. A photo essay Scenes from the daily lives of farmworkers in central Washington
Co-published with The Guardian. The big city ‘elites’ drink almond milk, eat organic food – and they’re emblematic of a deep cultural divide experienced by the voters who feel left behind.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. It's a neighborhood that's developing fast — and how affordable it will be for residents and businesses is at stake. Here are four ways Sunset Park is changing.
Co-published with The Nation. The number of women serving life sentences is growing more quickly than that of men. Read the stories of women who were sentenced to life in prison without parole when they were teenagers.
Co-published with Oxford American. With Rahaman and Cherlise’s collaboration, the story of Blodgett Homes becomes one of family ties and resistance against the erasure of a community.