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’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 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.