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White homeowners in Chicago formed block clubs in the late 1960s, designed to keep the neighborhood white. (AP Photo/JLP)
May 23, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The Atlantic senior editor talks about black vs. white neighborhoods, the messages we send African-American kids and the elementary school experience that changed him. Continue reading

Chicago in the 1960s (film still from The Atlantic video: http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparations/361631/)
May 22, 2014 | Blog

Watch two short docs from The Atlantic about African-Americans who fought back against housing discrimination in Chicago in the 1960s. Continue reading

Ta-Nahisi Coates headshot
May 21, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week Bill speaks with Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor for The Atlantic about his cover story on why America needs to reconcile with its racist past. Continue reading

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio smiles during a rally in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 4, 2014 | Perspectives

In one major city after another, newly elected officials are planning to raise the minimum wage or enact ordinances boosting wages in developments that have received city assistance. They are drafting legislation to require inner-city hiring on major projects and foster unionization in hotels, stores and trucking. Continue reading

Sergio Salinas
January 14, 2014 | Blog

The recent progressive turn in many American cities was far from inevitable, but shows no sign of slowing. Continue reading

October 24, 2013

Historian Peter Dreier explains why Goehl is a part of a new wave of grassroots activists changing America. Continue reading

Chicago Aerial After_crop
October 10, 2013 | Blog

An artist and blogger re-envisions the skylines of major cities to reveal the gap between the wealthy and the poor. Continue reading

new temp economy_crop
October 4, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The Chicago Workers Collaborative works to fight racial discrimination and to improve wages and working conditions for temp laborers in the city. Continue reading

temp workers fence
September 2, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Low-wage, temporary employment is becoming the new normal in America, particularly for immigrant and minority workers. Producer Karla Murthy visits a temp agency in Chicago. Continue reading

Rev. Jesse Jackson was among the crowd protesting in Chicago yesterday at the American Legislative Exchange Council conference. (Twitter / @RevJJackson)
August 9, 2013 | Blog

The Nation’s John Nichols writes that the American Legislative Exchange Council celebrates its 40th anniversary this week with more attention than it may have wanted. Continue reading

August 2, 2013 | Blog

The foreclosure crisis hit African Americans particularly hard with disastrous consequences for many communities, writes Laura Gottesdiener. Continue reading

Harper High School; Courtesy of Harper High School website
March 29, 2013 | Blog
Last year, 29 current and recent students of Chicago's Harper High School were shot. Eight of them died. What's it like to live amidst persistent gun violence?
Sudhir Venkatesh
January 30, 2013 | Group Think
Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh says the self-policing citizens carry out unconsciously in lively, well-trafficked public spaces is one of the cheapest and best ways to fight violent crime.
January 30, 2013 | Group Think

the mapping of conflicts and gangs can help police target their resources, as opposed to engaging in a blunderbuss strategy such as stop and frisk, which tends to alienate the mostly minority residents of neighborhoods that most need positive relationships with their law enforcement agents. MORE

Alex Kotlowitz
January 30, 2013 | Group Think
Author Alex Kotlowitz says we need to widen the window of opportunity for the urban poor.
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