2016 was Chicago’s most violent year in nearly two decades, with more murders than New York and Los Angeles combined. But the city has made impressive strides toward becoming a safer place – and Englewood is leading the way.
In response to the increasing decline in black populations in major cities, architects and urban planners are reimagining city architecture and drawing inspiration from African-American culture and traditions in efforts to preserve community history despite changing demographics.
Idaho and Utah recently created laws to protect mothers who are nursing in public against fines for public indecency, contributing to the movement to make breastfeeding more widely accepted as cultural norms shift away from infant formula toward breast milk in the US.
Many cities have nurtured book clubs and literacy initiatives to build and bind communities. Cleveland stands out for its ambition and scope in using literature to empower marginalized groups, foster economic dynamism, and bridge social divides.
Former gang members and men who have served jail time are helping to avert street violence in some of the city's most hardened neighborhoods by advocating against gun violence and stepping in to de-escalate tensions among groups.
Two baseball fans retweeted old Tweets by Major League Baseball players Josh Hader and Sean Newcomb as a way to expose and begin a dialogue around baseball's toxic culture.
How protesting has changed in the half-century since one of the most tumultuous summers in US history.
Counter-demonstrators shout during a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Washington, Aug. 12.
As much as 'patriotism' blooms in the national debate, there is little agreement on what it is. Or who owns it. Or who is a patriot.
Three residents and members of an African-American community-development program filed a lawsuit last month that charges Washington's urban development planning with overlooking the impacts these policies, aimed at turning the capital into a "world-class city," have had on poorer communities in the area.
Unmarked slave cemeteries are thought to be widespread across the southern United States. As they're being discovered, historians and archeologists are working with landowners, like Shell Oil, to honor the gravesites and bring closure to slave descendants.