"Among the giants on Saginaw Street in downtown Flint [Michigan] stands my Uncle Melton. Chances are you won’t see him. But I can assure you, he’s there."
City Bureau brings Chicago residents into the reporting process—and gives them the tools to hold institutions accountable.
The president of Kenyon College on life as a black man in a majority white county.
Images of the movement to end the practice, which disproportionately punishes poor people and people of color.
For the first time, there is more poverty in American suburbs than in cities.
"Detroit be a Twilight Zone//...be the last thing standing between us and dirt"
The activist is leading the fight to transition away from a fossil fuel economy. Enbridge Line 3 stands in her way.
Black families in Chicago are far more likely than their white counterparts to have zero wealth. What are area organizations doing about it?
The U.S. poet laureate on her new edited collection and how literature can mend a fractured civic culture.
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An Oral History of Youngstown’s
Forty years ago today, Youngstown Sheet & Tube announced it was shuttering Campbell Works. It was a devastating blow to a city that had become synonymous with the steel industry and has since become synonymous with deindustrialization and its accompanying urban decline. Read More.