All posts by Kia Gregory

Kia Gregory is a journalist drawn to people living on the margins. In her work, Gregory often shows how people and their neighborhoods are affected by public policy. She has covered local politics, education and criminal justice, and won numerous awards for her reporting and writing. Gregory has written for magazines such as The Atlantic and The New Yorker, and has been on staff at the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Philadelphia Weekly. Gregory, a Philadelphia native, lives in New York, and can be contacted at

Banking Black. Can divesting from America’s big financial institutions help fix racial inequality?

Musa Sega, a street vendor in Harlem, is one of many black people in the country who, frustrated by a string of police shootings and the tenor of politics nationally, pulled his money from a global bank chain and opened an account at a black-operated bank, one of just 22 such institutions in the country. “I gotta go black,” Sega said. “We gotta support our community. We gotta support our people.” (The New Republic)