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A range of neighbor-to-neighbor efforts address basic needs, from health care to food access, that are going unmet by local government agencies.
Kevon Paynter | Jul 19, 2018
Rehabilitating derelict properties into sites for workforce training, manufacturing, and sustainable employment aligns with the priorities of the city.
Kevon Paynter | May 18, 2018
As lawmakers argue over how best to address school shootings, student clubs are focused on reducing youth violence at schools and in their communities.
Kevon Paynter | Mar 21, 2018
Teachers hope programs like this will create “a paradigm shift to how hip-hop is viewed culturally and its place in education.”
Kevon Paynter | Mar 12, 2018
From raising the minimum wage to enacting police reforms, here are ballot initiatives progressives should watch in 2018.
Kevon Paynter | Feb 23, 2018
Portland, Ore., climate activists celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.
Kevon Paynter | Feb 5, 2018
The city creates a “social equity” tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.
Kevon Paynter | Jan 18, 2018
While many state and local governments have moved to stifle civil disobedience in recent years, San Francisco is building a public space to support civic activism.
Kevon Paynter | Dec 27, 2017
The campaign is working to end the criminalization of people who can’t afford subway fares—because no one should go to jail for $2.75.
Kevon Paynter | Oct 18, 2017
Houses for large moderate-income families are scarce. A few innovative developers are looking to change that.
Kevon Paynter | Jun 18 2018
Community farmers in D.C. say crops and methods of their African ancestors hold an essential key to restoring Black health.
Kevon Paynter | Mar 2 2018
These smaller homes are an easier, faster way to build more housing, but zoning restrictions have kept them illegal in many cities.