Stories of U.S. Blog

Connecting communities through data-centered storytelling.

Solutions to Community Violence We Must Do Different

Solutions focused on reducing violence in communities are frequently influenced by implicit bias and focused on compliance and containment. With 2020 being the deadliest...

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Mentoring Young Men: How the USI Miami Team is Creating Pathways for Violence Prevention

In partnership with The Miami Foundation and Circle of Brotherhood, the USI Miami team works to build a healthy foundation for youth of color...

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A Path Towards Housing and Social Equity: The Need for Policy Transformation

There’s a need for policy transformation to be able to create thriving neighborhoods, which result from not only providing families with access to affordable...

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Race, Wealth, and Homeownership; The Time to Act is Long Overdue

Through two Black women’s stories of racial discrimination in Housing, USI makes a call of accountability to organizations to dismantle the historical racism that...

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How the Racial Wealth Gap Affects Black Owned Businesses, and the Intentional Steps USI is Taking to Close It

White business owners have over 9x more average annual sales than Black owned businesses in the nation. USI uses many intentional strategies to address...

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