Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

by Carla Murphy, August 4, 2014

Young, black men in Chicago are far more likely to be touched by violent crime than any other group. But they're not innocent enough to get the help they need to recover.

Extorted, Detained and Deported

by Aura Bogado, February 3, 2014

After being extorted on the job, a deported waste management worker is fighting to return to the United States--and winning.

The Illegal Background-Check Boom

by Kai Wright, November 7, 2013

Employers are increasingly skirting the law with hiring bans on people with criminal records--a trend that has been devastating for black and Latino workers.


Dispatch From Eloy: Detained, and Waiting for Reform

by Aura Bogado on Oct 3, 2013 07:10 am

Inside Eloy Detention Center in Arizona, the newly prolonged wait for immigration reform is drearily familiar.

Topics: Dispatches, Immigration Reform, Immigration, Deportation

How Fast Food Companies Steal Workers' Pay

by Seth Freed Wessler on Jun 19, 2013 07:06 am

Corporations like Burger King and Domino's pay close attention to every detail of their franchisees business--except how they keep labor costs down.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, How We Eat

The Missionary Movement to 'Save' Black Babies

by Akiba Solomon on May 2, 2013 07:05 am

Akiba Solomon looks inside the anti-abortion movement's evangelical drive to reach "urban" and "underserved" women and communities.

Topics: War on Women, Gender & Sexuality, Health

From Arizona to Montana, Native Voters Struggle for Democracy

by Aura Bogado on Jan 28, 2013 09:01 am

Natives have proven crucial to Democrats' success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.

Topics: Politics, Voting Rights, 2012 Election

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

by Seth Freed Wessler on Dec 17, 2012 09:12 am

New data obtained by shows the disturbing pace of parental deportation has not changed, despite ICE vow to use greater "discretion."

Topics: Immigration Reform, Felipe Montes, Immigration

In Virginia, 350K Would-Be Voters Wait for Democracy's Slow Return

by Brentin Mock on Oct 24, 2012 09:10 am

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is restoring the voting rights of more formerly incarcerated residents than any previous administration. And it's still a drop in the bucket.

Topics: Voting Rights, 2012 Election, Politics, Criminal Justice

How Native Voters Are Routinely Disenfranchised in Arizona

by Aura Bogado on Oct 18, 2012 10:10 am

From voter ID laws to inaccessible polling stations, Native voters in Arizona face a cascading series of hurdles to participating in the November election.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics, Voting Rights

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

by Akiba Solomon on Oct 11, 2012 09:10 am

Poor and uninsured women of color are starting to feel the results after two years of relentless attacks on family planning infrastructure. Akiba Solomon reports from Texas.

Topics: War on Women, 2012 Election, Health, Gender & Sexuality, Gender

How the Tea Party's Building a 'Poll Watcher' Network for November

by Brentin Mock on Aug 23, 2012 09:08 am

True the Vote began as a small outfit in Houston three years ago. Now, its agenda for intimidating voters reaches all across the country.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics, Voting Rights

How the 'Best Interest' Bias of Family Court Threatens Immigrant Parents

by Seth Freed Wessler on Aug 8, 2012 09:08 am

As recent news shows, determining what's in a kid's best interest is far from an objective standard. It's easily swayed by biases about poor people, about undocumented people, about people of color.

Topics: Felipe Montes, Immigration