Affordable housing is proving difficult to come by in the nation's fast-developing capital. But some residents are finding a solution through housing cooperatives where tenants can collectively purchase their building, enabling low-income earners to remain within city limits.
2016 was Chicago’s most violent year in nearly two decades, with more murders than New York and Los Angeles combined. But the city has made impressive strides toward becoming a safer place – and Englewood is leading the way.
The release of Nike's "Just Do It" 30th anniversary campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, a former NFL player known for protesting police brutality during the national anthem, has divided fans. Some called for boycotting Nike and destroying its products, while other commended the company's controversial decision.
Oliver Kelly cries as he is carried off the sheriff's airboat during his rescue from rising flood waters in the aftermath of hurricane Florence in Leland, N.C., Sept. 16.
Former gang members and men who have served jail time are helping to avert street violence in some of the city's most hardened neighborhoods by advocating against gun violence and stepping in to de-escalate tensions among groups.
Two baseball fans retweeted old Tweets by Major League Baseball players Josh Hader and Sean Newcomb as a way to expose and begin a dialogue around baseball's toxic culture.
How protesting has changed in the half-century since one of the most tumultuous summers in US history.
The Girl Scouts of America is trying to combat long-held stereotypes about the organization, making the case for all-girl scouting after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to girls.
In response to the increasing decline in black populations in major cities, architects and urban planners are reimagining city architecture and drawing inspiration from African-American culture and traditions in efforts to preserve community history despite changing demographics.
Idaho and Utah recently created laws to protect mothers who are nursing in public against fines for public indecency, contributing to the movement to make breastfeeding more widely accepted as cultural norms shift away from infant formula toward breast milk in the US.
Many cities have nurtured book clubs and literacy initiatives to build and bind communities. Cleveland stands out for its ambition and scope in using literature to empower marginalized groups, foster economic dynamism, and bridge social divides.