A U.S. federal court has struck down a state congressional map for being too partisan. A cutting-edge method for measuring gerrymandering’s effects helps explain why.
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A new report documents major gains in the drive to reduce the number of youths in adult jails and prisons. How philanthropy can help with the challenges ahead.
Amid the island’s worst financial crisis ever, a fiscal control board has proposed deep cuts to Puerto Rico’s university system. Here’s how students on campus are battling back.
The Black Male Achievement Social Innovators are working to attain educational equity, expand work opportunities, strengthen family structures, and promote positive messages for black men and boys.
Voters from racial and ethnic minority communities continue to flex their political muscles.
Weekly news digest produced by the Information Program. This week’s top story is about the Indian government’s decision to block hundreds of websites for fear they are inciting racial hatred.
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Calling for an "AIDS-free generation," Secretary Clinton delivered a strong and welcome speech on global HIV/AIDS. At a time of stagnating budgets and threats to foreign aid, her strong support for ramping up the fight was good news. But why no mention of vulnerable groups, like people who inject drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men?
As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, the New Orleans Index takes a wide-angle look at the recovery of the city. Not surprisingly, the findings are mixed.
Baltimore stakeholders should lead the way in reforming troubled schools, argues this editorial from the Baltimore Sun.