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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
These smaller homes are an easier, faster way to build more housing, but zoning restrictions have kept them illegal in many cities.
Houses for large moderate-income families are scarce. A few innovative developers are looking to change that.
Kevon Paynter | Jun 18, 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
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
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
This isn’t the first time the world of professional sports has entered the fight for civil rights and racial justice.
Kevon Paynter | Oct 2, 2017
“The original sin is the doctrine, ideology, myth, lie, and social construct of racial difference and superiority.”
Kevon Paynter | Sep 25, 2017
Community groups throughout the city say land trusts could keep families living affordably in a fast-gentrifying city.
Kevon Paynter | Aug 23, 2017
Mixed reactions reveal the change is not fully embraced by everyone. But LGBTQ groups are working to make the city more inclusive to people of color.
Kevon Paynter | Jun 27, 2017