Derrick Z. Jackson

Derrick Z. Jackson is a fellow in climate and energy at the Union of Concerned Scientists and a periodic essayist for The American Prospect and ESPN’s The Undefeated. He is a 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist, a 2018 winner from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and a 2017 winner from the National Association of Black Journalists.


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Will the Trump administration trash the nation’s dietary guidelines next year? Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Professional sports teams have made little progress in elevating African Americans to the top slots on the field. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

A look inside the agency’s Midwest office Read more

Money, Politics and Power

These small ocean birds are the proverbial canary in the coal mine as the ecology of their habitat worsens. Read more

Energy and the Environment

America's belated push to develop offshore wind energy Read more

Housing and Transportation


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Why do so many white people believe that the president has their best interests at heart? Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Conservatives who indignantly hounded African Americans from government jobs during the Clinton and Obama administrations haven’t batted an eye at the overt racism of Donald Trump’s appointees. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Will the eight years of America's first black president lead to more political voice for black citizens—or less? Read more

Civil Rights in America