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In D.C., White Men Come Out on Top

White guys are crushing it in our nation's capital, leaving other groups out. But there are ways to help to narrow the city's racial and gender wage gaps.

Walking the Streets of Baltimore With the Other Barksdale

Convicted criminals make the best "violence interrupters" in tough inner city neighborhoods.

Is This the End of the Line for Louisiana's Vietnamese Shrimpers?

When Vietnamese came to Louisiana, shrimping was a natural job for those with limited English and few other options. But after Hurrican Katrina and the Gulf oil spill, Vietname...

Eliminating Racial Income Gaps Would Boost GDP By $2.1 Trillion

A new study shows that the U.S. economy—and that of every large metro area—would soar if minorities had equal access and opportunities in the job market. 

Should Obamacare Help Pay for Housing?

The Medicaid expansion has given thousands access to health care. But for some, it may be a waste of money unless they can get a place to live, too.

Forget Dating Apps. These Millennials Want to Use Start-Ups to Save the World.

A profound generational shift is shaping new approaches to addressing civic problems.

The Case for Trailer Parks

Pre-fab houses are a cheap and energy-efficient way for low-income Americans to become homeowners—plus, the units can be pretty spiffy these days.

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In D.C., White Men Come Out on Top

White guys are crushing it in our nation's capital, leaving other groups out. But there are ways to help to narrow the city's racial and gender wage gaps.

Walking the Streets of Baltimore With the Other Barksdale

Convicted criminals make the best "violence interrupters" in tough inner city neighborhoods.

Is This the End of the Line for Louisiana's Vietnamese Shrimpers?

When Vietnamese came to Louisiana, shrimping was a natural job for those with limited English and few other options. But after Hurrican Katrina and the Gulf oil spill, Vietname...

Eliminating Racial Income Gaps Would Boost GDP By $2.1 Trillion

A new study shows that the U.S. economy—and that of every large metro area—would soar if minorities had equal access and opportunities in the job market. 

Should Obamacare Help Pay for Housing?

The Medicaid expansion has given thousands access to health care. But for some, it may be a waste of money unless they can get a place to live, too.

Forget Dating Apps. These Millennials Want to Use Start-Ups to Save the World.

A profound generational shift is shaping new approaches to addressing civic problems.

The Case for Trailer Parks

Pre-fab houses are a cheap and energy-efficient way for low-income Americans to become homeowners—plus, the units can be pretty spiffy these days.

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