Past-due medical debt a problem, especially for black Americans

Nearly one in three nonelderly black Americans have past-due medical bills—a concerning number given the consequences for physical and financial health.

Structural racism places the burden of proposed budget cuts on people of color

Due to the circumstances in which many people of color find themselves because of structural racism, budgetary shifts will disproportionately affect communities of color.

Baltimore after the unrest: A conversation with Kathryn Edin

The unrest that shook Baltimore following the 2015 death of Freddie Gray was closely linked to the city's legacy of racial inequality.

What community developers can learn from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests

The controversy is part of a long narrative of land policies explicitly connected to tribal identity and socioeconomic opportunity.

Extreme racism may distract from an important source of America’s divisions

Modest forms of prejudice and privilege can cause systemic damage, as evidenced by the work of late Nobel laureate Thomas Schelling.

Minority homeownership surged in these eight cities, but will success last?

Many minority borrowers hit the housing market at the worst time, and while some have recovered, too many are still paying for bad timing.

Many older Hispanics face steep financial hurdles

With employment histories often marked by low-earning jobs and few retirement benefits, older Hispanics are struggling to retire.

Building a better future in rural America

Raising Bertie, a documentary about rural poverty, follows three African American boys as they navigate school, poverty, relationships, violence, and a world that seemingly expects them to fail.

Increasing access to mortgages for minorities

Over the past 10 years, the mortgage lending environment has seen a large swing in credit availability. The effects have been most dramatic for minority populations

Six ways to enable women’s economic empowerment

Could including more women in the labor force stimulate economic growth, enhance business competitiveness, and improve well-being?