Co-published with WNYC Studios. Businesses like Avocaderia are creating jobs in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. But at what cost?
Co-published with WNYC Studios. Someone who has been addicted to painkillers or heroin could be on the alternative medication, under a doctor's watch, for many years, similar to a diabetes patient or someone with a chronic condition like high blood pressure.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. Staten Island’s North shore is missing a big opportunity: two million tourists ride the Staten Island Ferry every year, for a free sightseeing tour of New York Harbor. But on arrival, most of the visitors hurry onto the next ferry back to Manhattan, without spending a dime.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. For many Staten Islanders getting to work means catching a bus to the ferry, and for residents who lives close to the ferry and should have the shortest commute, they often report that the bus is failing them.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. Shop owners claim a rise in crime after Garner’s death is hurting their businesses and the community.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. Extensive private developments and an upcoming city rezoning for the North Shore of Staten Island have residents worried about the future look and feel of their neighborhoods.
Co-published with CityLab. An open data project sought to battle tax foreclosures by arming residents with information. It may have empowered property speculators more than anyone.
Co-published with CityLab. Usually, the public benefits of gambling deteriorate over time. But many American cities still pin their economic hopes on casinos.
Co-published with Cosmopolitan. As Kayla Jones, 28, kisses her 2-year-old daughter, Lola, good-bye this morning, she doesn’t know if she’ll spend the day working with women who are joyfully welcoming or somberly ending their pregnancies.
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.
Co-published with CNN's Great Big Story. Nineteen-year-old Briana Shields has lived much of her life in her sister Claressa’s shadow. Given the fact that her sister is boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, an Olympic gold medalist, that makes sense.
Co-published with BuzzFeed. A group of volunteers has been working to reclaim two neglected Virginia cemeteries from nature’s grasp.
Co-published with The American Prospect. Why the police should be held accountable for misusing surveillance.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. In many counties, pre-trial juvenile offenders are still put in solitary. In this episode, WNYC teams up with The Marshall Project to investigate how widespread the practice remains.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. Desperate parents with means can turn to a whole network of private programs before their kids even get caught. For a young person named James, this type of intervention in his teenage years was life-changing.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. Stephen is one of thousands of so-called "juvenile lifers" who have an unexpected shot at freedom today. Up until 2005, most juveniles could be sentenced just as harshly as adults: that meant life without parole, even the death penalty.
Co-published with PBS NewsHour. Having a criminal record haunts the resumes of millions of Americans, but a four-year-old program in Baltimore is changing the odds for ex-offenders.
Co-published with The Guardian. The Philadelphia-area women interviewed by Lisa Riordan Seville and Zara Katz were asked to choose one object they hold on to to remind themselves of their loved ones currently serving time.
Co-published with The Guardian. They all use the van service provided by Bridging the Gap, based in Philadelphia, for personal reasons but are united by one thing: commitment to and love for the men in their lives.
Co-published with The Guardian. When Kristal Bush’s mother nearly went broke from the expense of visiting her son in prison, Kristal saw an opportunity to connect Philadelphia families to loved ones locked up hours away – and Bridging the Gap was born
Co-published with The Guardian. Municipal coffers are being filled by fining those who can least afford it. If fees were tied to wealth, that calculus would shift.
Co-published with Vox. Popular music has always delivered social critique. But it’s struggled to grapple with the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
Co-published with The Guardian. We want the world to be fair: the good will be rewarded, the evil punished. As a result, we blame the victims of misfortune.
Co-published with The Guardian. Americans reflexively link hard work with reward, but what happens as the two become ever more disconnected?
Co-published with The Guardian. The greater the imbalance of income and power, the more opportunity there is to take advantage. As a result, many women feel trapped by their abusers.
Co-published with The Guardian. Shows like Ozark, Billions and Empire are a new kind of aspirational television, about a 1% that lives with impunity.
Co-published with The Guardian. Researchers are exploring how community, connection and trust could help protect society’s most vulnerable.
Co-published with The Nation. For a few weeks in Portland, I got a glimpse of what real solidarity looks like.
Co-published with The Guardian. Paid Off, a gameshow that pays off increments of contestants’ student loans for each correct answer, joins a growing ecology of films and TV shows about debt.
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 The Cut. Why are universities so unfriendly to single moms?
Co-published with The Atlantic. Leila Yusuf is an immigrant who fled to the United States 19 years ago, during the civil war in Somalia. She’s 37 years old, has three children, and works as a shuttle bus driver in Washington, 20 miles south of Seattle. She longs for a “better job, better life” where she can make more than the minimum wage.
Co-published with Everyday Health. Some families have taken to unorthodox methods to finance hope.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. A new program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is trying to make it easier for moms who don't speak English to improve their language skills.
Co-published with Pacific Standard. The Trump administration has quietly removed CCAMPIS, a childcare subsidy for student parents attending college, from its 2018 budget.
Co-published with TIME. Opponents of the current Medicaid program may look at the dollars only and not the human beings behind them.
Co-published with CNN. Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" venture is being rightly attacked for all the wrong reasons. What's been missed is a real opportunity that Sandberg's proposal unintentionally spotlights: the opportunity to talk honestly about feminism and class.
Co-published with The Guardian. Since 2010, 83 rural US hospitals have closed – many in counties with poverty rates higher than average – leaving residents in need stranded.
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
Co-published with Alternet. Now that we’re living under a political regime hostile to women's health, there's more risk than ever for those using this essential commodity.
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.
Co-published with PBS NewsHour with additional support from the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. In Florida, one of the nation’s largest waterways is in danger as septic tanks are disrupting the fragile ecosystem of the state’s Indian River Lagoon.
Co-published with The Huffington Post. Homelessness can’t be solved with fines and arrests.
Co-published with VICE. People across America are pitched what seems like a win-win: make your house more climate-friendly for little or no money down. Advocates say it's a nightmare.
Co-published with CityLimits.org, produced by the Bronx Photo League, a project of the Bronx Documentary Center. The city and residents of Bronx public housing developments in Claremont Village are ramping-up efforts to eliminate a years-long rat infestation.
Co-published with TalkPoverty.org. Hurricanes Irma and Harvey reveal the brutal treatment of previously homeless victims.
Co-published with WNYC Studios. Housing advocates are trying to take multi-pronged approach to manage what they see as the slow encroachment of gentrification.
Co-published with The Guardian. Don’t scoff: psychological and social science research supports that living amid the wealthy even when you are upper middle class is bad for your mental health.
Co-published with Bill Moyers & Company. For hundreds of families, home is a car in a quiet parking lot.
Co-published with Refinery29. An intimate look at life in this "hidden gem" within New York City, through the eyes of the young women who live there.
Co-published with The Nation. For hundreds of families, home is a car in a quiet parking lot.
Co-published with The Intercept. These are the people Donald Trump wants to have running our economy.
Co-published with The Establishment. After being heavily governed your whole life—told when to eat, when to sleep, when to come home—you’re suddenly set free to make your own choices. There is no other stop after foster care if you screw up—except for the emergency homeless shelter.
Co-published with The Advocate. The LGBT men and women who helped establish the modern identities of cities like San Francisco and Philadelphia are getting pushed out.
Co-published with AlterNet. For the creative class, living in the cities that advance their aspirations means accepting a Faustian bargain.
Co-published with The Intercept. In Texas, state troopers have become frontline enforcers of federal immigration laws.
Co-published with KQED. What would our local arts communities look like without DACA?
Co-published with The Intercept. After 17 years in Houston, Escobar became one of more than 40,000 people arrested for deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement between January and May under President Trump’s “bad hombres” pledge.
Co-published with The Intercept. With such a vast displaced population, Tijuana is a place where people who did not intend to live there learn to become a community.
Co-published with The Nation with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Photography by Alice Proujansky supported by EHRP. When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.
Co-published with The Guardian. Today’s economic uncertainty can motivate people to change their allegiances and sensibilities.
Co-published with The Guardian. The middle class faces a uniquely American predicament: being ‘squeezed’ economically and psychologically.
Co-published with The Guardian. Local activists rely on crowdfunding sites to pay for basics – including school lunches.
Co-published with Esquire. The final cause for which King fought—income inequality—has devolved to crisis levels in the 50 years since his death.
Co-published with The Guardian. Inequality is everywhere – and yet in some quarters the word itself is rebuked as the culprit. Would new language help us tackle the problem?
Co-published with The Guardian. Inequality predicts homicide rates ‘better than any other variable’, says an expert – and it is linked to a highly developed concern for one’s own status.
Co-published with Alternet. Tax reform for the 99% will truly make America great.
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 InsideClimate News and The Huffington Post. The losing fight over the Dakota Access oil pipeline has brought into high relief the dire living conditions of the Standing Rock Sioux and other Native Americans.
Co-published with The Nation. For hundreds of families, home is a car in a quiet parking lot.
Co-published with Smithsonian Magazine. To mark the 75th anniversary of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, photographer Matt Black and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dale Maharidge, traveled to California's Central Valley, Cleveland and northern Maine to chronicle America's working poor.
Co-published with The Nation. Americans can’t afford to retire in the United States, so many are moving south of the border, trading one form of inequity for another.
Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. Of all the efficiencies created in trying to end poverty for good, the Padua Project may have made its biggest dent simply by getting organizations with the same mission to work together.
Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. If a nonprofit is going to end poverty, it has to take a deep personal interest in its clients. Caseworkers for the Padua Project do it by having client loads that are a fraction of similar social service agencies, but does it work?
Co-published with The Guardian. To satisfy an elitist, narrative fetish about ‘Trump Country’, photographers from outside have long ignored my region’s diversity
Published by The Cut. Maisie Crow's Jackson tells the story of the lack of abortion access in Mississippi, revisiting the only remaining clinic in the state which was the focus of her Emmy-nominated film The Last Clinic. Produced by Alissa Quart and Barbara Ehrenreich of EHRP.
Co-published with The New York Times Magazine. 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 The New York Times. Photography by Alice Proujansky supported by EHRP. In an effort to reframe reproductive care as a continuum that spans both birth and abortion, Buffalo Womenservices offers “full-spectrum reproductive health” services.
Co-published with Reuters. In Mississippi, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, pro-life groups such as 40 Days for Life are working to bring about “the first abortion-free state where abortion is legal but it’s simply not available.”
Co-published with The Guardian. Instead of working to give robots personhood status, we should concentrate on protecting human workers – and decelerate the push to automate jobs.
Co-published with Fortune. As New York City limits Airbnb rentals, the cottage industries that serviced them has been hit particularly hard.
Co-published with The Nation. Trump’s tax break was not enough. Truly addressing the plight of the American working class means confronting the problems of global capitalism.
Co-published with Reuters. Appalachia needs a new chance to do what it does best: make it work.
Co-published with The Nation. For the ride-share company, teacher/drivers are both a marketing coup and an exploitable labor force.
Co-published with Fast Company. The Coopify app lets you order things like house cleaning or babysitting right from your phone. But the people providing the services come from worker-owned co-ops—not big tech companies. Photography by Alice Proujansky.
Co-published with The Atlantic. After veteran reporter Joseph Williams lost his job, he found employment in a sporting-goods store. In a personal essay, he recalls his struggles with challenges millions of Americans return to day after day.
Co-published with Next City. For 10 years a massive income gap has been widening across Silicon Valley. Last November, however, the residents of San Jose voted in favor of a small but significant change: Raising the city’s minimum wage from $8 to $10 per hour.