Jessica Hoffmann

Flipping the Script on Poverty

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

welfareQueens put real-life struggles on center stage.

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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.

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The Last Plantation

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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