Chasing Progress

Examining socio-economic and health equity among Black and Latino Coloradans over the last decade

About the Project

Chasing Progress is an ongoing COLab-led multi-newsroom project examining socio-economic and health equity among Black and Latino Coloradans over the last decade. The project traces back to I-News/RMPBS’ Losing Ground, which in 2013 tracked equity gaps in poverty levels, homeownership rates, educational attainment and median family income among Black, Latino and white Coloradans from 1960-2010. The name, “Losing Ground,” announced its findings. 

Chasing Progress examines the decade from 2010-2020, a period that saw a historically long economic expansion sandwiched by the upheavals of the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing series looks not only at what happened, but why and how and what comes next. 

The Original Series

The Collaboration

We are grateful to our partner newsrooms, including The Colorado Sun, Chalkbeat, Kaiser Health News, The Denver Post, Boulder Reporting Lab, The Denver VOICE, KGNU, and The Sentinel

We are also grateful to the community members of the Black and Latinx Voices initiatives. They have helped guide Chasing Progress with their feedback, brainstorming and own story ideas.

Reflections

This project was made possible through unprecedented collaboration between dozens of newsrooms and journalists across the state, who are active partners in the Colorado News Collaborative, or COLab.

To support the statewide effort, donate to the Colorado News Collaborative.