In September, I traveled to Tulsa, Okla., to write about that city’s long struggle with race relations. In 1921, a white mob descended upon a prosperous, all-black part of town nicknamed Black Wall Street. It was burned to the ground. For me, reporting this was a little complicated in a couple ways.
In March, I traveled to St. Louis to write about that city’s on-again, off-again relationship with its sports teams. It’s unfortunately saddled the metro with so much debt, they’re still paying off a football stadium with no team to show for it. Have leaders learned their lesson?