In Charlottesville, Some Say Statue Debate Obscures a Deep Racial Split

By JOHN ELIGON August 18, 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — One of the joys of growing up, for Deborah Bell-Burks, was sitting on the counter of the general store that her family owned on Main Street, helping her mother bag items and count change. A bicycle...

Program to Spur Low-Income Housing Is Keeping Cities Segregated

By JOHN ELIGON, YAMICHE ALCINDOR and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ July 2, 2017 HOUSTON — A mural on the wall of an elementary school here proclaimed, “All the world is all of us,” but the hundreds of people packing the auditorium one...

Their Public Housing at the End of Its Life, Residents Ask: What Now?

By MONICA DAVEY May 17, 2017 CAIRO, Ill. — Residents hear mice rustling in the walls at night. Some occupants leave ovens on in the winter, their doors perched open, because furnaces fail. Ceilings droop from water damage, mold creeps across walls, and...

Patients Prescribed Shelter and Medication Are Wary of Trump Cuts

Patients Prescribed Shelter and Medication Are Wary of Trump Cuts By YAMICHE ALCINDOR April 10, 2017 Jamal Brown fixed his front door screen at his home in Somerdale, N.J., last week. By YAMICHE ALCINDOR April 10, 2017 For eight months, Jamal...