Investigation

Investigation

Thousands of Kids Lost From Parents In U.S. Deportation System Topics: Immigration, Deportation, Felipe Montes
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 08:00

A yearlong investigation by Colorlines.com’s publisher, the Applied Research Center, found more than 5,000 children stuck in foster care because their parents were detained by ICE. One in four deportees have U.S.-born kids and face total loss of parental rights.

Deadly Secrets: What Calif. Residents Can't Know About Police Misconduct Topics: Criminal Justice
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 09:55

A dramatic rollback in transparency laws left Californians with no way to monitor police misconduct complaints–and thus prevent future violence. Ali Winston investigates.

Deadly Secrets: How California Law Shields Oakland Police Violence Topics: Criminal Justice, Police Secrets
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 09:54

A dramatic rollback in transparency laws five years ago left California residents with no way to monitor police misconduct complaints–and thus prevent future violence. A Colorlines.com investigation finds Oakland is one of the cities left most vulnerable.

Why Fixing Schools in a Broken Economy Isn't Simple Math Topics: Schools & Youth
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:26

Julianne Hing spent the school year visiting families and educators in Los Angeles. She found them navigating a reality that bears little resemblance to today’s heated reform debate.

A Swamp of Predatory Lending Drowns Struggling Neighborhoods Topics: Economy, Wealth Gap
Monday, April 11, 2011 - 09:44

A growing number of states are trying to regulate high-cost, small-dollar loans. But the industry, with Wall Street’s backing, is moving fast to evade new rules.

Where Are the Obama Youth? Busy Building Their Own Futures Topics: 2010 Elections
Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:58

Jamilah King asks Milwaukee’s crucial young voters what brings them to the polls. The answer isn’t a charismatic candidate.

Deportation Horror: A Journey From Texas to Bangladesh Topics: Deportation, Immigration
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 16:59

Shahed Hossain describes his harrowing ordeal to ColorLines videographer Brian Palmer.

How Immigration Reform Got Caught in the Deportation Dragnet Topics: Deportation, Immigration
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 10:36

Shahed Hossain’s shocking story reveals why Obama will have to use his power to halt mass deportations for any reform to work.

Race-Baiting the Gulf to Exploit Black and Brown Workers Topics: Katrina Recovery, Economy, Jobs Crisis
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:54

Keilen Williams doesn’t know where to direct his economic frustrations. Scapegoating pols and profiteering capitalists tell him and other workers to blame each other.

Working Together: Images from Point a la Hache, Louisiana Topics: Katrina Recovery
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:00

The fishers of Brentin Mock’s investigation into race-baiting in the Gulf recovery effort.