A Highway That Doesn’t Exist Is Strangling a Black Neighborhood
Co-published with Bloomberg City Lab. In the Louisiana city of Shreveport, residents of Allendale have spent decades fighting a highway expansion. Even if they succeed, the neighborhood is …
Louisiana’s $2-Billion Gamble: Flood the Land to Save the Coast
Co-published with Scientific American. A new engineering project would bring much-needed land to eroding marshes but at a huge cost to the fishing industry.
On the Louisiana Coast, an Indigenous Community Loses Homes to Erosion
Co-published with Scientific American. For the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, climate change has forced a permanent retreat inland.
‘I Thought It Was Going To Break Me’: COVID’s Brutal Toll on Working Mothers
Co-published with The Guardian. As we near the first anniversary of the Covid shutdowns, we share the stories of five mothers who have been laid off, pushed …
‘It’s Not Fair, Not Right’: How America Treats its Black Farmers
Co-published with The Guardian. Sugarcane farmers can’t survive without large crop loans. For the Provosts, who say they suffered decades of discrimination, this could be the …
The Criminalization of Black Homelessness
Co-published with Alternet. White supremacy systematically creates poverty with one hand while violently punishing it with the other.