Why Can't We Get an Accurate Count of the Homeless Population?
HUD requires communities to send out volunteers to tally homeless individuals one by one, often undercounting the number of people experiencing homelessness.
A Dinner Party on the Streets of Oakland for 500 People
How the People's Kitchen Collective is preserving cultural memory through free meals.
Searching for the True Price of Public Paintings in Oakland
Sorell Raino-Tsui helps connect Oakland's muralists with customers who can pay them fairly for their work. But what if he's helping hasten gentrification?
Activists in Oakland Are Pushing for Better Research Around Police Violence and Community Trauma
Community trauma remains a major issue in marginalized communities. But there's still little research to show how police cause mental-health issues—or what can be done to lessen the communal anguish.
How Some States Are Planning to Compensate the Communities Most Devastated by the War on Drugs
Across the country, there's a growing movement for economic empowerment through legalization.
How Sanctuary Cities Are Protecting Their Schoolchildren
New protocols in schools across the country are reassuring their students in the face of a newly weaponized immigration policy.
What Happens When Austerity Measures Cut Out Your Emergency Services
An inside look at what it's like when austerity measures lead to direct cuts in your city's emergency services.