We at MLK50: Justice Through Journalism believe all of our stories should shine a light on injustices and spark real change in our communities. Our reporters work hard to bring to you stories that uphold our mission to report on the intersection of poverty, power and policy, and to bear witness to movement making and lived experiences.
The best way to understand us and our commitment to you, our readers, is through our work. Here are our top five stories from this year and another five stories we told that denounce racial injustice and socioeconomic inequality.
Our hope is that after you read these stories you will embrace our vision we share with Dr. Martin Luther King: A nation where all residents – especially workers – have enough resources to thrive, and where public and private policy supports their success.
We believe in examining the systems that make it difficult for workers to thrive and interrogate those who profit from the status quo. We believe in truth, justice, and holding people and systems of power to account. And, we hope that our work spurs real, meaningful and lasting change.
Top 5 stories of 2020
5 more works you should know
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