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Why the GOP's New Plan Won't Create More Jobs

Why the GOP’s New Plan Won’t Create More Jobs

by Shani O. Hilton on May 6 2011, 12:34PM

Republican are repackaging the same old damaging ideas.

Topics: Jobs Crisis

We're Nowhere Near the Mountaintop King Described Before His Death

We’re Nowhere Near the Mountaintop King Described Before His Death

by Kai Wright on April 4 2011, 11:29AM

King lent his celebrity to the black men who labored in Memphis’ refuge because they symbolized a global economy built upon exploiting black and brown people.

Topics: Economy, History, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright

Former Top Obama Advisor Calls Jobless Recovery 'Shameful'

Former Top Obama Advisor Calls Jobless Recovery ‘Shameful’

by Shani O. Hilton on March 24 2011, 3:13PM

Christina Romer says the administration has all but given up on fixing unemployment.

Topics: Jobs Crisis

GOP Candidate Jack Davis: Ship Jobless Black Youth to Rural Farms

GOP Candidate Jack Davis: Ship Jobless Black Youth to Rural Farms

by Thoai Lu on March 22 2011, 10:23AM

Taking a cue from GOP leadership, Jack Davis wants to exploit black-brown tensions.

Topics: Jobs Crisis

Only the Employed Need Apply? CBC Rep Says That Oughta Be Illegal

Only the Employed Need Apply? CBC Rep Says That Oughta Be Illegal

by Shani O. Hilton on March 21 2011, 10:53AM

Reps. Hank Johnson and Jesse Jackson, Jr., drop bill to ban hiring bias against people already out of work.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Despite Gains, Job Drought Continues for Workers of Color

Despite Gains, Job Drought Continues for Workers of Color

by Shani O. Hilton on March 4 2011, 1:21PM

While official stats say that unemployment is at a two-year low, that number doesn’t take into account people who’ve simply given up.

Topics: Jobs Crisis

King's Fight for Unions Is Still Essential

King’s Fight for Unions Is Still Essential

by Michael Honey on February 23 2011, 9:22AM

MLK died fighting for the very rights that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and a growing number of his GOP counterparts want to take away.

Topics: Economy, History, Jobs Crisis, Wisconsin

How To Create Crisis: Build An Economy on the Greed of the Rich

How To Create Crisis: Build An Economy on the Greed of the Rich

by Imara Jones on February 11 2011, 10:18AM

Instability always follows inequality. The technocrats know it, but our leaders still don’t care.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Wealth Gap

Backward Mobility and America's Broken Promises

Backward Mobility and America’s Broken Promises

by Kai Wright on February 10 2011, 9:28AM

The recession is wiping out the jobs, homes, and dreams of the black middle class. There’s a lesson for our whole economy in that fact.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright, Wealth Gap

Happy Days Are Here Again--As Long As You Ignore the Jobs Crisis

Happy Days Are Here Again—As Long As You Ignore the Jobs Crisis

by Imara Jones on January 31 2011, 11:00AM

The economy’s growing, Wall Street’s rallying, and the administration says no new recession. None of that is real, says Imara Jones.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Homeless Ohio Man with Golden Radio Voice Gets a Job and Housing

Homeless Ohio Man with Golden Radio Voice Gets a Job and Housing

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2011, 2:50PM

Ted Williams, homeless Ohio man with the “golden radio voice,” hired by NBA Team.

Topics: Jobs Crisis, Video

Ohio Man With Golden Voice Tells His Tale of Jobless Crisis

Ohio Man With Golden Voice Tells His Tale of Jobless Crisis

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2011, 3:04PM

Homeless man in Columbus, OH with a golden voice reminds us unemployment numbers are real for people of color.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

A Generation of Black Youth Is Losing Its Future in the Jobs Crisis Play

A Generation of Black Youth Is Losing Its Future in the Jobs Crisis

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on November 18 2010, 10:14AM

Even among college grads, the racial disparity in joblessness is stunning. The consequences are longterm.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

by Yvonne Yen Liu on November 17 2010, 3:43PM

Studies show this crisis isn’t just about money any more.

Topics: Economy, Health, Jobs Crisis

We're Still Waiting On Those Green Jobs

We’re Still Waiting On Those Green Jobs

by Yvonne Yen Liu on November 11 2010, 11:57AM

We can’t train people for green jobs that don’t exist. Let’s instead look at solutions.

Topics: Jobs Crisis

Adding Up the Jobs Data: Washington Is Making Things Worse!

Adding Up the Jobs Data: Washington Is Making Things Worse!

by Kai Wright on October 8 2010, 1:03PM

The latest indignity: Tens of thousands of government jobs cut as inequality continues to grow.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright

Race-Baiting the Gulf to Exploit Black and Brown Workers

Race-Baiting the Gulf to Exploit Black and Brown Workers

by Brentin Mock on September 30 2010, 11:54AM

Keilen Williams doesn’t know where to direct his economic frustrations. Scapegoating pols and profiteering capitalists tell him and other workers to blame each other.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Katrina Recovery

The Poverty Nation Washington Built

The Poverty Nation Washington Built

by Kai Wright on September 17 2010, 2:20PM

Record-setting 2009 poverty numbers are the fruits of decades worth of anti-government, pro-corporate politics.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright

Race and Recession: No Recovery for Communities of Color

Race and Recession: No Recovery for Communities of Color

by Seth Freed Wessler, Channing Kennedy, Hatty Lee on July 8 2010, 2:00PM

Our original report examined the racial inequity that helped create the recession—and that the crisis has in turn intensified. More than a year later, little has changed.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis