Full story - February 17, 2016
Chicago youth
In Chicago, low-income kids don’t usually have the opportunity to travel outside of their own neighborhoods. My Block, My Hood, My City is changing that.
Full story - February 12, 2016
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Along the Kenya-Somalia border, people have been displaced for decades. A new book profiles nine Somali refugees to explain the political forces that keep them — and hundreds of thousands more — from getting out.
Full story - February 12, 2016
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Thanks to Polaroid and a basement arts center, the kids of Newtowne Court in Cambridge, Mass., have been building a photographic monument to their neighborhood since the 1960s.
Full story - February 09, 2016
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As cities search for solutions to homelessness, Portland’s Dignity Village offers 60 men and women community and safety.
Full story - February 09, 2016
tulane cooking
At Tulane University's Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, students are learning to pair nutrition with allopathic care — and other schools are catching on.
Full story - February 08, 2016
Programs across the country are trying to make it easier for new farmers to get started and put down roots. Here's why: There's only one farmer under 35 for every six over 65. By 2030, one-quarter of America's current farmers will retire.
Full story - February 03, 2016
A Seattle music writer, quoted in Macklemore’s controversial new song, appreciates how it speaks to young white people — but wishes it had gone further.
Full story - January 27, 2016
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In 2015, New York City began turning schools in poor neighborhoods into community schools — combining rigorous instruction and extracurricular enrichment with a broad social support system.
Full story - January 15, 2016
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Like many African Americans, LaKisha David wanted to trace the roots of her family, who for years were documented only as property. Here’s how she did it.
Full story - January 15, 2016
gaza art
From Gaza’s colorful neighborhood to its underground theater, resistance is an art.