Jessica Hoffmann

Flipping the Script on Poverty

by Jessica Hoffmann on Oct 2, 2009 12:00PM

welfareQueens put real-life struggles on center stage.


Farm Subsidies Overwhelmingly Support White Farmers

by Jessica Hoffmann on Jan 29, 2009 12:00PM

The U.S. government spends billions each year subsidizing farm operations. Yet Black farmers receive only one-third to one-sixth of the benefits that other farmers receive.


The Last Plantation

by Jessica Hoffmann on Jan 6, 2009 12:00PM

Black farmers are organizing to counter the racist practices of the USDA.


Flash Point

by Jessica Hoffmann on Apr 18, 2008 12:00PM

A police officer’s killing in Phoenix leads to plans for expanding police involvement in immigration enforcement.


Why So High?

by Jessica Hoffmann on Nov 4, 2007 12:00PM

The Phoenix metropolitan area, with the highest rate of fatal police shootings among the 10 biggest U.S. cities, is also the most dangerous in the nation for Latinos.


Turning to Tasers

by Jessica Hoffmann on Nov 1, 2007 12:00PM

Phoenix police became the first in the country to use Tasers, but will that decrease shootings?


LAPD Gentrifies Skid Row

by Jessica Hoffmann on Oct 3, 2007 12:00PM

As the affluent take the city, poor Black residents are pushed out with force.