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Detroit, Known for White Flight, Sees a Return of Residents

Detroit, Known for White Flight, Sees a Return of Residents

DETROIT (AP) — Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize White flight, even as Blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city’s overall population shrinks. Detroit is the latest major city to see an influx of Whites who may not find the suburbs as alluring as their parents [...]
How Data Can Stop Police ViolenceNot long after the August 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Samuel Sinyangwe was watching the television coverage. Talking heads filled the screen, some saying police target Black people, while others said this was untrue. Sinyangwe, a data scientist who works at PolicyLink, noticed that no one seemed to have any hard numbers [...]
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Where Did Chicago Families From Cabrini-Green Go?CHICAGO -- Annie Lloyd, 60, thinks living in Cabrini-Green ruined her life. She first stepped into Chicago’s Near North Side public housing project on July 7, 1977, with 4-, 3- and 2-year-old children. She thought she would be able to take advantage of the cheap rent and save money to take her kids to their own home. She left about
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The Search for Affordable Housing in ChicagoCHICAGO -- One wonders how it was even possible. Kids used to play ball in “Dead Man’s Field,” right in the middle of one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago, and look out at some of the most expensive real estate in the country. These kids could see extravagant condo buildings, but they were shut out of the world inside
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Special Series: A Mom Makes ‘Space’ for Positive Change“The power of Santrecheel’s facilitation … is her ability to light other people’s fire, especially young people and parents, to be leaders, to be active and to be accountable to a larger movement for freedom.” That description is from her colleagues, who work with 23-year-old Santrecheel Graham on social justice issues at Project South in [...]
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‘How Could Anyone Evil Paint Something so Beautiful?’WAYNESBURG, Pa. — The boy loved to walk in the woods. He savored the gurgle of the creek as the water tumbled over the rocks, the sweet melody of birdsong, the wind rustling the leaves in the trees that soared high overhead. It seems a faraway place to him now — now that he has grown into a man, a
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Cameron Park, Texas, a 380-acre colonia just north of Brownsville in the Rio Grande Valley, is one of the poorest communities of its size in the United States. In this community of about 5,000 residents, challenges abound. For Karina Mendieta, this is home. As a child, she watched as conditions for her relatives across the [...]
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Free the Buses: Riders Say Transit is a Human RightMariluz Rangel takes the bus everywhere in Tucson, Arizona: to work, dentist’s appointments, grocery shopping. She’s been a bus rider for 25 years. Rangel works at Wendy’s, where she makes $8.05 an hour, the state minimum wage. Her income qualifies her to buy a discounted bus pass that gives her unlimited rides for $15 a [...]
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When De’Marcous Moton was 5 years old, he and his school principal engaged in a conversation that has stayed with him ever since. “My principal said, ‘You have something on the inside that only you control. You know whether you want to use it or abuse it,’” he recalls. “‘I think you should use it [...]
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Aurora Paredes is the first person in her family to attend college. She hasn’t taken that role lightly. The passionate spirit that motivated her to become a college student also led her to pursue social justice work. It is work that has become dear to this undocumented student. Aside from serving as a mentor and tutor [...]
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