Lizzie Presser covers health and healthcare policy at ProPublica. She previously worked as a contributing writer for The California Sunday Magazine, where she wrote about labor, immigration, and how social policy is experienced. Her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, and This American Life, among others. She has twice been a finalist for the National Magazine Award and the Livingston Award.
A ProPublica-New Yorker story about black land loss was cited by the legislation’s sponsor before the near-unanimous vote.
Welcome to Coffeyville, Kansas, where the judge has no law degree, debt collectors get a cut of the bail and Americans are watching their lives — and liberty — disappear in the pursuit of medical debt collection.
The Democratic presidential candidate cited a ProPublica investigation into black land loss in her proposal.
Ten days after a story about black families losing their land, the USDA scheduled listening sessions to hear from people who have had trouble qualifying for federal programs because their land was passed down without a will.
Their Family Bought Land One Generation After Slavery. The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It.
Why are so many black families losing their land?
What to consider to avoid losing land that has been passed down through generations without a will and is shared among heirs.