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Nikole Hannah-Jones joined ProPublica in late 2011 and covered civil rights with a focus on segregation and discrimination in housing and schools. Her 2012 coverage of federal failures to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act won several awards, including Columbia University’s Tobenkin Award for distinguished coverage of racial or religious discrimination.
Prior to coming to ProPublica, Hannah-Jones worked at The Oregonian and The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. She has won the Society of Professional Journalists Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award three times and the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism. She has also gone on reporting fellowships to Cuba and Barbados where she wrote about race and education.
June 25, 12:26 p.m.The authors of the 1968 Fair Housing Act wanted to reverse decades of government-fostered segregation. But presidents from both parties declined to enforce a law that stirred vehement opposition.
March 4, 8:14 p.m.Shots were fired in Long Island, but there was no rush to call 911. It made perfect sense to ProPublica’s Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Feb. 9, 11:06 a.m.The unusual lawsuit draws on secret videotapes and recordings to argue that the bank's loan officers discriminated against blacks, Latinos and Asians who applied for mortgages.
Jan. 21, 11:18 a.m.Many fear Texas case could gut the landmark Fair Housing Act.
Dec. 19, 2014, 10 a.m.We're working with The New York Times to expose the injustice of segregation and explore what segregation looks and feels like in America today. Share your experience with #SegregationIs.
Dec. 19, 2014, 10 a.m.Michael Brown beat the odds by graduating from high school before his death — odds that remain stacked against black students in St. Louis and the rest of the country.
Oct. 2, 2014, 3:47 p.m.The Obama administration is preparing to issue a rule that defines when business or government actions with a disproportionate effect on minorities, the disabled and people with children violate the Fair Housing Act.
Aug. 19, 2014, 1:52 p.m.Listen to Nikole Hannah-Jones interview barrier-breaking Freedom Rider and longtime congressman John Lewis.
Aug. 19, 2014, 11 a.m.Georgia Congressman John Lewis talks about what changed — and didn’t — because of the movement he helped to lead 50 years ago.
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July 15, 2014, 9:10 a.m.A federal judge in Alabama says local school board has failed to meet legal mandate to integrate.
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July 8, 2014, 3:55 p.m.A reporter goes to Mississippi and encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for civil rights.
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June 6, 2014, 10:11 a.m.Sixty years after Brown v. Board, partnering with the Bronx Documentary Center on a photo exhibit and panel.
May 1, 2014, 12:11 p.m.The federal government’s vigilance in enforcing the court-backed desegregation of the country’s schools is a shadow of what it once was.
May 1, 2014, 12:11 p.m.Hundreds of school districts were placed under court order to desegregate following the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. Many communities do not know the status of these orders. Use this tool to find out whether your district is or ever was under a desegregation order, and al
May 1, 2014, 12:11 p.m.Search here for desegregation documents we collected during our reporting.
April 16, 2014, 10 p.m.In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.
April 16, 2014, 10 p.m.Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared an end to “separate but equal” education, many schools have moved back in time, isolating poor black and Latino students in segregated schools. ProPublica investigates Tuscaloosa schools, among most rapidly resegregating in the country.
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