Articles by

Lester Spence

Lester Spence is an associate professor of political science and Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University.

The Bezos Horizon

Fifty years ago, black mayors ascended to power with transformative change in mind. Today, the most radical thought many have is how to court Amazon.

Policing Class

In Baltimore and elsewhere, repressive policing isn't just about racism — it's also about class.

The Other Game Seven

Beyond the drama on the basketball court is the story of sports owners and how they reshape the cities they do business in.