Micah Kubic's first book tells the story of Freedom, Inc., the nation’s oldest still-surviving local black political organization. In the course of presenting an innovative new theory for explaining black political and policy successes at the local level, the book explains the crucial role that Freedom played in promoting—and achieving—black interests in Kansas City, Missouri.
Freedom, Inc. and Black Political Empowerment is the winner of the 2017 Eagleton-Waters Book Award from the State Historical Society of Missouri.
Community development corporations (CDC) are worldwide entities that create environments facilitating physical activity. At the same time, researchers face challenges conducting cost-effective, longitudinal studies on how environmental changes affect physical activity. These results suggest that activities of CDCs could potentially be systematically integrated into the scientific study of environmental influences on physical activity.
This is an important time to reform “Section 3,” the federal requirement that low-income individuals receive a portion of the economic benefits created through federal investments in affordable housing. Not only is rising unemployment creating added hardship, but federal recovery funds are being distributed to projects across the country that are subject to the Section 3 requirement, and the Obama Administration is contemplating funding increases for some housing programs for fiscal year 2010. Policymakers can leverage these additional federal investments to create more economic opportunity for vulnerable populations.