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January 18, 2021, 8am PST
The Economic Innovation Group has released its 2020 Distressed Communities Index.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
June 26, 2020, 8am PDT
Some landlords in the Los Angles area aren't adhering to eviction moratoriums. In the midst of enormous financial strain, they are employing illegal tactics to forcibly remove tenants.
Los Angeles Times
June 11, 2020, 8am PDT
According to a new report detailing discriminatory lending in Chicago, people in majority-white neighborhoods continue to receive more loans, and in greater amounts, than people in majority-Black and majority-Latino areas.
WBEZ 91.5
March 4, 2020, 8am PST
The city of Chicago continues to see a decline in population, including tens of thousands of African-Americans who have left in recent years.
The New York Times
October 19, 2019, 9am PDT
Development interest is flocking to Avondale, a mostly Black neighborhood with relatively high poverty rates in Cincinnati.
WCPO
December 13, 2017, 8am PST
In an update to his 1986 movie "She's Gotta Have It," Spike Lee confronts the ways Brooklyn has changed since then, gentrification and racial tension included.
CityLab
November 29, 2017, 1pm PST
Los Angeles Times op-ed writer Erin Aubry Kaplan shares her feelings upon seeing whites return to Inglewood, California half a century after they fled. One consistent theme emerges: "Whatever black people have can be taken away."
Los Angeles Times
August 22, 2017, 5am PDT
A key committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Shreveport, Louisiana approved a new highway through the neighborhood of Allendale, a historic but struggling neighborhood adjacent to downtown.
Shreveport Times
March 2, 2017, 10am PST
Natalie Moore details her experience in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood as the child of black home owners in a segregated city.
WBEZ FM Chicago