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...

Square Feet: Factories or Runways? Municipal Airports Face Economic Pressure

July 18, 2017 Square Feet By STEVE FRIESS DETROIT — Coleman Young International Airport was once one of the nation’s busiest airports and a thriving piece of Detroit’s economy. But like so much else in the city, it festered for decades after the...

In Houston, an Original Juneteenth Celebration Site Reborn

By MICHAEL HARDY June 17, 2017 HOUSTON — In 1872, a group of African-American ministers and businessmen in Houston purchased 10 acres of land south of downtown, in the city’s predominantly black Third Ward neighborhood, and created Emancipation...

How a Golf Course Is Reshaping a New Orleans Neighborhood

The newly opened South Course at Bayou Oaks and Columbia Parc, a mixed-income development, rose from the ruins of Hurricane Katrina.