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Immigration

Inside the Immigration 'Icebox'

by Aura Bogado, July 11, 2014

An unaccompanied child migrant from Honduras speaks out about 'freezing' in a holding cell.

Immigration

Dispatch from Murrieta, Calif.: Protesting Migrant Children

by Julianne Hing, July 16, 2014

Murietta, Calif., has made national news because protesters have blocked busloads of undocumented, unaccompanied minors from entering its Border Patrol station. Inside a rapidly changing town on edge.

Gender & Sexuality

'Crack Baby' Hysteria Returns

by Miriam Zoila Pérez, July 18, 2014

Same myth, different drugs--and still used to criminalize mothers of color.

The Latest News & Analysis in Racial Justice

 New Children's Book Series Highlights Queer Families of Color

New Children’s Book Series Highlights Queer Families of Color

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 29 2014, 7:00AM

A new children’s book series seeks to offer an array of queer, trans and racially diverse stories in a field that is notably lacking.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

M.C. Raka Dun Talks Hip-Hop and Immigration

M.C. Raka Dun Talks Hip-Hop and Immigration

by Jamilah King on July 28 2014, 7:00AM

Raka Dun, one half of the Panamanian-American hip-hop duo Los Rakas, shares his story of being undocumented.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Summer Fun in the City [Photos]

Summer Fun in the City [Photos]

by Jamilah King on July 25 2014, 7:00AM

Join us as we revisit the ice cream cones, swimsuits and smiles of yesteryear.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Subprime Loans Are Back With a Vengeance

Subprime Loans Are Back With a Vengeance

by Imara Jones on July 24 2014, 7:00AM

Lenders haven’t learned from the subprime mortgage loan meltdown. Now they’re entering the auto loan business.

Topics: Economic Justice

Why I Skipped the White House's Ramadan Dinner

Why I Skipped the White House’s Ramadan Dinner

by Asraa Mustufa on July 23 2014, 7:00AM

Samer Khalaf, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, details why he called for a boycott of the high-profie iftar at the White House.

Topics: Global Affairs

The Dream 9, One Year Later

The Dream 9, One Year Later

by Aura Bogado on July 22 2014, 7:00AM

We check in with three of the nine people who made headlines when they reentered the U.S. to ask for asylum.

Topics: Immigration

Citibank Pays Up, Finally

Citibank Pays Up, Finally

by Imara Jones on July 18 2014, 7:00AM

The huge penalty for duping investors on subprime loans won’t do much for the homeowners the bank bilked. But at least there’s a measure of justice.

Topics: Economic Justice, Economy

Subprime Loans Strike Again

Subprime Loans Strike Again

by Imara Jones on July 17 2014, 7:00AM

Lenders haven’t learned from the subprime mortgage meltdown. Now they’re getting into the used car business.

Topics: Economic Justice

A New Way to Fight Health Disparities?

A New Way to Fight Health Disparities?

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 15 2014, 7:00AM

To fight health inequality, researchers say we need to look at social determinants of health—things like poverty, housing, employment and stress.

Topics: Health

No Place Like Home?

No Place Like Home?

by Imara Jones on July 10 2014, 7:00AM

As the rich dominate the housing market everyone else is left behind. Given that white people make up nine out of 10 of wealthy households, the disproportionate gains at the top of the market have racial implications as well.

Topics: Economic Justice

Lights, Camera, Music: A Midsummer Film Preview

Lights, Camera, Music: A Midsummer Film Preview

by Jamilah King on July 9 2014, 7:00AM

Black political consciousness of the 1960s takes center stage in some of this summer’s most highly anticipated films. Here’s what we’re watching.

Topics: Culture

What Happens to Students When a For-Profit College Giant Closes?

What Happens to Students When a For-Profit College Giant Closes?

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2014, 9:00AM

What’s next for the embattled industry?

Topics: Schools & Youth