Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter covering civil rights at ProPublica in New York City.
Nikole's most recent project documented the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act. Her three-part series showed how the willful neglect of the last of the great civil rights legislation has had devastating consequences -- the continued segregation of millions of African Americans and Latinos in cities across the land. She also has written analyses of the racial implications of the controversial Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action as well as on other civil right cases before the Supreme Court.
Her reporting has been featured on NPR, The Atlantic Wire, Huffington Post, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Brian Lehrer Show and radio stations across the country.
Nikole continues to investigate the policies and politics that maintain segregation. She is always looking for stories and is particularly interested in talking with sources about school segregation and tracking.
11.18.13 "This American Life" will feature Nikole's fair housing work on its show Friday, Nov. 22. Called "House Rules," the show will demonstrate how zip code determines opportunity and detail Nikole's investigation into the federal government's pitiful history of enforcing the Fair Housing Act. Once it airs, a podcast of the show can also be downloaded.
10.3.13 The Fair Housing Justice Center premiers its fair housing documentary, "A Matter of Place," which features Nikole discussing her reporting.
9.21.13 Nikole serves as panelist during the fair housing session at the Congressional Black Caucus annual legislative conference in Washington, D.C.
5.17.13 Columbia University names Nikole the 2013 Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award winner, which recognizes outstanding achievements in reporting on racial or religious hatred, intolerance or discrimination in the United States.
5.16.13 The National Association of Black Journalists names "Living Apart: Fair Housing in America" a finalist in the online news project category of the 2013 Salute to Excellence awards.
5.3.13 The Deadline Club names "Living Apart: Fair Housing in America" a finalist for minority focus coverage.
Writing truly is purgatory, this agonizing realm between heaven and hell.