Policy experts discuss the far-reaching - and counterproductive - implications of ordinances targeting homeless individuals and take a look at upcoming legislation that could help cities and states combat homelessness without resorting to criminal or civil penalties.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
The National Low Income Housing Coalition anticipates major reductions in federal housing spending during Trump's presidency - but they also see potential funding opportunities arising from his infrastructure investment proposals.
|A LOOMING LOW-INCOME HOUSING CRISIS? Representatives of the National Low Income Housing Coalition fear major cuts to HUD and USDA housing and rental assistance programs under Trump's presidency, but they remain optimistic that programs can stay afloat through nontraditional funding streams - including mortgage interest deduction reform. (Photograph courtesy the United States Department of Agriculture.)|
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Since 2012, F.B.I. sextortion cases have increased almost 500 percent. Experts say children are at a heightened risk of becoming victims - and offenders' targets are getting even younger.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Scenes from a sports bar viewing party as Trump supporters in suburban Atlanta gathered for the last hurrah of the 2016 presidential election.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Savannah State University Professor Robert Smith instructed a course earlier this year examining the political ascension of Donald Trump. He speaks with Uncommon Journalism about the insights he and his students gleamed from the class - and how those takeaways may factor into Tuesday's election.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Uncommon Journalism speaks with Prohibition Party presidential candidate Jim Hedges about the unexpectedly progressive platform shifts of America's longest running third party.
|MAKE AMERICA DRY AGAIN? Pennsylvanian presidential candidate Jim Hedges seeks to instill some newfound progressive politics into the 2016 Prohibition Party platform. (Photograph courtesy Hedges for President 2016)|
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Work is underway on national legislation that would safeguard journalists from having to reveal their sources. But exactly who would the proposed shield law cover - and to what extent would it protect them from incarceration and other legal repercussions?
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Despite being thousands of miles away from California, dozens upon dozens of Oakland Raiders fan clubs dot the East Coast. Uncommon Journalism speaks with the leaders of three booster clubs in Atlanta, New York and Southern Pennsylvania to find out what makes the 'Raider Nation' a fan base unlike any other in professional football.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Uncommon Journalism speaks with one of the world's foremost pro-consanguinamory activists about the efforts underway to destigmatize what is often considered the ultimate sexual taboo - inter-family sexual attraction.
|A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME? The Friends of Lily symbol, designed by LilysGardner.com founder Cristina Shy, has been adopted as the official emblem of the pro-consanguinamory movement - a fledgling effort to normalize inter-family sexual relationships.|
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the projected $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium is going to rejuvenate and drive the economy of downtown Atlanta for decades to come. But in the redevelopment process, what will become of the blighted communities surrounding the new NFL digs?
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Since 2013, Daniel Spolar’s nonprofit Project Pinball has donated almost two dozen machines to children’s hospitals across the United States. He speaks with Uncommon Journalism about his organization's efforts to bring comfort to severely ill children, their families and their care providers one ramp shot at a time.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
According to the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Zika virus poses a "most urgent situation" – but is the United States adequately prepared to respond to the public health crisis?
Saturday, June 4, 2016
For five years, Californian Richard Axton tirelessly campaigned for Taco Bell to bring back the Fritos-loaded Beefy Crunch Burrito. Now that the cult favorite item is once again on the fast food chain’s national menu, Axton reflects on his half-decade long crusade – and how his journey demonstrates the impact of social media in changing the nature of consumer/brand relations.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
With counter-protester violence emerging at a ‘pro-white' rally in the foothills of Atlanta, questions abound regarding the state of race relations – and in many ways, civility itself – in 21st century America.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
The inaugural Avondale May Ham Fest – chock-full of rock and roll acts, 35mm films and yes, plenty of pork - looks to bring Drive-Invasion-inspired delights to the suburbs of DeKalb County.
|TALK ABOUT 'SQUEALING TIRES': Spokes-hog Van Hamlen invites attendees to the first ever Avondale May Ham Fest, a celebration of classic cars, cult cinema and all things rockabilly, on May 7, 2016.|
Saturday, March 26, 2016
A new study suggests youths are being spoon-fed a slanted take on social inequality through popular kids’ movies. Uncommon Journalism speaks with Duke University sociology professor Dr. Jessi Streib about the classist content of children’s cinema, and its potential influence on the youngest of filmgoers.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Following a dominant showing in South Carolina, the leading Republican presidential candidate made a pit stop in Atlanta before a crowd of 10,000 fans. Uncommon Journalism spoke with some of the undeniably polarizing - and undeniably popular - candidate's staunchest supporters to find out why the billionaire businessman has struck such a resounding chord with America's oft-ignored working class.
|DOWN WITH 'THE DONALD': Emmanuel Martey, Jr., left, and Peggy Martey show their support for Republican presidential candidate front-runner Donald Trump at a rally in Atlanta Feb. 21. (Photo Credit James Swift)|
Saturday, February 6, 2016
In his latest book A Season in the Abyss, author Brian Tuohy chronicles the NFL’s battle against sports betting legalization – and how the impact of illegal wagering on football resounds far beyond the gridiron.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Uncommon Journalism speaks with CUNY professor emerita Diana R. Gordon, whose latest book Village of Immigrants examines the socioeconomic impact of Latino workers and students on a small, coastal community in northern Suffolk County.