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Two new books uncover the colonial origins and musical roots of New Orleans.

Hurricane Gustav should have been political rat poison for the GOP; instead, it became an argument for drilling.

It took Gustav to make Hurricane Katrina a campaign issue.

After Katrina, white parishes are zoning minorities right out of the reconstruction.

Richmond Mayor Douglas Wilder discusses the need to focus on rebuilding American cities from the inside out.

Loan-sharking has resurged with global force, cutting across class, race and regions: we're all in the ghetto now.

Manhattan's El Barrio is facing an uphill battle against a private equity firm attempting to displace low-income residents in a struggle which reflects a growing crisis.

Carl Pope and Van Jones discuss the issues and movements that have informed and inspired their lives and work.

Jim Newberry, Mayor of Lexington, Kentucky says, "The presidential candidates absolutely must have an urban agenda."

The blowback of housing deflation on our overleveraged financial markets has seriously constricted the flow of credit--the lifeblood of the world's largest debtor economy.

Blogs

Before Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed two police officers, he shot Shaneka Thompson. That matters more than law enforcement’s blame game.

December 23, 2014

We all should mourn the deaths of Liu and Ramos—but that mourning doesn't mean we become less critical of the police as a violent and racist tool of oppression.

December 22, 2014

280 workers organized to win a landmark settlement against one of San Francisco's most revered dim sum restaurants.

December 15, 2014

Congress’s spending bill overrides Washington’s vote to legalize marijuana and thwarts the will of the people.

December 11, 2014

Water privatization could soon be the next front in the austerity wars.

December 8, 2014

The city now has a Retail Workers Bill of Rights.

December 5, 2014

Let’s get serious about addressing erratic, constantly changing schedules that are a Holiday-season nightmare for workers.

December 1, 2014

Taxi and livery drivers suffer homicide rates twenty to thirty times higher than other occupations.

October 24, 2014

Human Resources Administration announces changes to a system long critiqued by advocates.

October 8, 2014

The courts want to offer sex workers “compassion”—but maybe agency would be more useful.

October 6, 2014