Bold Ideas for State Action

Americans are ready for states—the laboratories of democracy—to offer a new progressive vision for shared prosperity. This report presents a menu of state policy priorities to help people secure good jobs and good wages and to support strong and healthy communities in which all people are treated fairly and equitably.



The Environment That Racism Built

Racism in the United States is killing black mothers and babies—here’s why where they live, learn, work, and play matters.



The Tragic Association of Criminality and Blackness

This week, Igor discusses the damaging association of criminality and blackness with writer Clint Smith and Brian Ferguson, director of the Washington, D.C., Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen Affairs.


Second Chance Cities: Local Efforts to Promote Re-Entry Success

In honor of Second Chance Month, Prison Fellowship’s campaign to eliminate barriers to opportunity for justice-involved Americans, CAP is highlighting the range of approaches that cities have adopted to promote second chances for all of their residents.



How Cities Are Getting Smart on Second Chances

In an effort to break the cycle of incarceration, mayors across the country have been working to reform the criminal justice system.



Standing on the Edmund Pettus Bridge

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Igor speaks with veteran journalist and ThinkProgress columnist Sam Fulwood III about the racial progress made in the past 50 years—and what remains to be accomplished.


News You Can Use: Research Roundup for Re-Entry Advocates

This fact sheet summarizes key research findings on the far-reaching consequences that even a minor criminal record can have on individuals, families, communities, and the economy, as well as research on policies designed to mitigate these consequences.



Black Women Magic (Part 1 LIVE from Power Rising in Atlanta, GA)

In part one of this two-part episode, Michele and Daniella speak with a star lineup of black women live from the Power Rising Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, about the power of black women's votes and why the United States needs more black women in office today.



Not the Postracial Society We Thought It Would Be

Michele and Igor speak with Kenneth B. Morris Jr., the great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington, about lessons that today's resisters can learn from these historical figures.



Blackness Is Its Own Thing

Michele and Igor speak with Melissa Harris-Perry and DeRay Mckesson, two prolific leaders who are changing the world we live in, about topics ranging from black women's place in the #MeToo movement to America's treatment of Colin Kaepernick, and everything in between.