By Jacob Passy
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This Chicago neighborhood was combating air pollution when the coronavirus pandemic hit it hard — then the demolition happened
Little Village, a heavily Mexican-American neighborhood, has been a gateway to the Midwest for generations of immigrants.
‘No matter how well you speak, or how educated you are, my blackness will always define me.’ Black graduates on racism in America
‘This is a stressful situation for a lot of people that look like me.’
Why some health insurers may not cover treatment for injuries sustained at protests
‘If you went to a peaceful protest and someone shot a rubber bullet and it hit you, you didn’t intend to go to a riot.’
Millions of people of color have NO access to affordable health care or quality education — and 2 million Americans lack running water
The causes of social unrest go much deeper than the most recent police brutality.
Black Americans are twice as likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19
75% of frontline workers in New York are people of color.
George Floyds and Christian Coopers are all around you — just the latest in America’s long history of demonizing black men
‘There are people who see the black man as angry or threatening.’
Mortgage rates are at historic lows — but the coronavirus pandemic is making homes less affordable for buyers
Young home-buyers are at an especial disadvantage in today’s housing market.
Lea Michele apologizes after ‘Glee’ co-star accused her of making work ‘a living hell’: How to respond to microaggressions
Samantha Ware alleged Michele had subjected her to ‘traumatic microaggressions’ after the ‘Glee’ star tweeted about George Floyd.
‘We are saving every penny we can’: What life could look like for this 66-year-old man when he loses all his unemployment benefits next month
The extra $600 week provided under the CARES Act has been ‘a godsend’ to Ray Maslyk, who has been out of work for almost two months.
Nearly 25% of Americans have no emergency savings
There’s growing concern among many people that the economy won’t restart in time to save them from paying the rent, their mortgage or going hungry.
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No, 2020 is not 1968 all over again, but the similarities are frightening
Could the United States be facing a reprise of the summer of 1968, when scenes of popular rage helped to put a conservative Republican in the White House?
Millions of additional job losses in May could push U.S. unemployment rate up to 20%
Another 7.25 million U.S. jobs may have disappeared in May, after the loss of more than 20 million in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the partial reopening of businesses in the past few weeks suggests the damage to the economy may be mostly done for now.
Congressional Democrats putting finishing touches on police-reform legislation
House Democrats are close to unveiling legislation to reform policing standards, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.