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Illustration: Darrell T. Watson Jr.

Black communities have for centuries harbored a spirit of support and mutual aid. It’s time the rest of the country followed their lead.

Taking care of others is the best way to take care of ourselves right now

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Those of us who stayed in New York are faced with the task of keeping the city alive. We aren’t going anywhere.

Illustration: Michelle Kondrich

Social isolation often feels like the opposite of heroism. But now is the time to swallow our pride.

Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images

Altruism, like the coronavirus, spreads exponentially

Photo: Still Life Photographer Wolfgang Ludwig/Getty Images

A quick guide to understanding what’s at stake in the down-ballot races

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Churches, mosques, and synagogues across the country are trying to develop low-cost housing

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Harvest Homes with Pastor Michael Eaddy, Mayor Emanuel, NHP Foundation CEO Dick Burns, and various community members. Courtesy of NHP Foundation. Photo: Roosevelt Holloman, Essential Photography.

Trust Issues

Law enforcement keeps placing the blame for their violence on the communities they’re supposed to be serving

Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty

Power Trip

How to fight back when you have very little fight in you

Illustration: Susan Lee

Rahm Emanuel wants to build the project in the city’s poorest neighborhood — where Laquan McDonald was raised

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a police graduation at Navy Pier on November 19, 2018. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty

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