Over the last few years, I have started to focus my domestic reporting and producing on stories about minority communities and the ongoing challenges they face. I am particularly interested in how these communities are using 21st century tools (e.g., social networks and crowd-sourced video footage) to bring attention to the inequities of their experiences as American citizens in everyday life. Below are a few of the most salient pieces I've done on these issues.
A new warden at Cook County Jail in Chicago is looking for ways to treat an influx of mentally ill inmates. Her hiring comes at a time when many public mental health facilities have closed.
The 2016 race could be the most expensive in history, in part because of spending by “super PACs.” Legally, the groups cannot coordinate with candidates, but there is plenty of wiggle room.
Chicago’s City Council approved $5.5 million in reparations for a group of black men tortured by the police in the 1970s and ’80s under the watch of a notorious police commander, Jon Burge.