The opposition to Black voters in Mississippi has changed since the 1960s, but it hasn’t ended. On the eve of the most divisive presidential election in decades, voters face obstacles such as state-mandated ID laws that mostly affect poor and minority communities and the disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of formerly incarcerated people.
After floods and multiple hurricanes, homes in Sellers, South Carolina, are plagued with mold. This mold is causing health problems for Sellers residents.
There are no states that mandate cooling in farmworker housing. And there’s no relief from the summer night sky in North Carolina. “We struggle to fall asleep at night because of, well, that damn heat,” said one worker.
New clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia have erupted over the control of Nagorno-Karabakh. The conflict, which has been going on for over three weeks, has devastated the region, killing hundreds of soldiers and dozens of civilians.
Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to battle over Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory and enclave of ethnic Armenians. This week, Russian officials pushed the two countries for a cessation of hostilities—but so far the effort to broker peace has been unsuccessful.
In Vienna, Illinois, no one talks openly about the violence that drove out Black residents 66 years ago, or about how it became a "sundown town." The town is still grappling with racial tensions today.
The coronavirus pandemic was accelerating. More tests were needed. More personal protective equipment was needed. Food supplies were depleting. Prices for essential products skyrocketed. Hysteria was setting in.
When COVID-19 cases spiked in March, officials encouraged extreme vigilance with social distancing. At the same time, residents were beginning to see the failures and strengths of their government's crisis response.
A report released in April found that Black and Hispanic New Yorkers were dying from COVID-19 at almost twice the rate of white New Yorkers.
Out of the pandemic came many valuable lessons and, at the same time, many hard truths. Would these lessons become opportunities for a new way forward?
In late April, the City was in the eye of the storm. Residents understood the physical impact of the virus, but up until that moment, few would have guessed the profound toll it would take on mental health.
As Brooklyn started reopening, residents began to reflect on lessons learned, society, and health. So much had changed in such a short time. Who had they become?
Stroke is the world's second-leading killer. An innovative program to train neurologists in Zambia hopes to turn the tide of the disease.
In June 2019, a mysterious illness spread like wildfire claiming 16 lives within two weeks in a community of 186 Batek, Malaysia’s last hunter-gatherers. In the end, only 20 were left unaffected.
Natasha S. Alford tells the story of her reporting project on Afro-LatinX identity and social issues in Puerto Rico.
Tigers, elephants, and other large, charismatic animals are much beloved in the west but, as Pulitzer Center grantee Rachel Nuwer explains, they pose a dire threat to the livelihoods and lives of people who must live with them on a daily basis.
Journalists Megan O'Toole and Jillian Kestler-D'Amours traveled the length of Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline to understand its consequences.
Aerial photographer Alex MacLean addresses the impact of sea-level rise, and current strategies to mitigate it, by capturing images of shoreline vulnerability, catastrophic damage, and strategies for resilience along the coast from Maine to Texas.
Esther Ruth Mbabazi discusses her reporting project on "Nodding Syndrome," a neurological condition affecting over 2100 children in Northern Uganda.
Photographer Sim Chi Yin speaks on the thinking and impulse behind making the latest chapter of her ongoing project "Shifting Sands," a visual investigation of the global depletion of construction sand.
A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham reports on a hidden health crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo: snakebites.
In Feb. 2019, journalist Zahra Ahmad returned to Iraq to reunite with her family for the first time since immigrating to the U.S in 1998. Here she explains what sparked her trip and what she learned.
In Juarez, a cobbled-together community of migrants is trapped by U.S. policies in an immigration purgatory. Associated Press reporters Tim Sullivan and Cedar Attanasio spent a week in their world.
The Pulitzer Center's partnership with Free Spirit Media, now in its 11th year, connects teen filmmakers with grantee journalists.
Pulitzer Center grantee Sarah Shourd joined actor Dameion Brown and activist Liz Ogbu to discuss Shourd's play The BOX and solitary confinement.
What do musicians and journalists have in common? They are both storytellers, said grantee Ian Urbina, who invited artists to make music inspired by his field recordings and reporting.
Grantees David Abel and Andy Laub were honored for their film documenting the fight to save the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.
What is the status of the detention center nearly 20 years after its creation? Grantee Carol Rosenberg and CNN analyst John Kirby spoke at a webinar.
Photographer Sean Gallagher discusses his work and the impact of COVID with Alison Stieven-Taylor of Photojournalism Now.
Journalist Brittany Gibson, attorney Tori Wenger, and Dr. Brenda C. Williams discuss the impacts of systemic voter suppression.
Journalists Maria Hinojosa, Anna-Catherine Brigida, and Maria Zamudio share individuals' stories and efforts to hold governments accountable through their reporting.
The Focus on Justice series continues as Frank Carlson, Alec Karakatsanis and Ricky Kidd discuss the criminalization of poverty including the challenges of receiving legal aid from a public defender.
Journalist grantees Claire Napier Galofaro, Aisha Sultan, and Eric Adelson discuss their reporting projects about the pandemic's effect on marginalized communities.
Conversation comes within the context of a national “reckoning and opening,” a moment where art is facilitating the reimagination of policing, criminalization, and mass incarceration.
Playwright Sarah Shourd and Rhodessa Jones, director of The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, tackle trauma, racism, mass incarceration and the role of art to celebrate - and heal - the individual.