by Channing Kennedy on July 30 2012, 9:08AM
Readers discuss Akiba Solomon’s explainer on the impact of the proposed cuts in 2012 food-assistance programs.
by Jorge Rivas on July 26 2012, 2:10PM
This would be the first increase in the minimum wage since 2009 and the first increase in the minimum wage for tipped-workers in 21 years.
by Akiba Solomon on July 26 2012, 9:58AM
Why we can’t afford to have moralistic debates about the choices desperate parents make as they try to feed their families.
by Jorge Rivas on July 23 2012, 11:58AM
According to a new report, young Latinos in the U.S. spent $17.6 billion on mobile devices and more than $500 million on mobile apps in 2012.
by Kai Wright on July 19 2012, 1:28PM
An AARP poll shows 16 percent of borrowers over 50 are underwater, and that black and Latino homeowners are the hardest hit.
by Kai Wright on July 19 2012, 12:05PM
Capitol One Bank has deceptively sold needless add-on products to credit card holders who are unemployed or have poor credit, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
by Yvonne Yen Liu on July 13 2012, 8:56AM
A former warehouse worker and a slow food advocate who’s father washed dishes for 19 years discuss how their twin movements for healthy food and fair jobs can restore humanity to the food system.
by Kai Wright on July 12 2012, 12:38PM
The bank has been a standout bad actor, both during the subprime lending boom and during the recession that it created.
by Rinku Sen on July 10 2012, 1:02PM
In a new report, Colorlines’ publisher asks: What could happen if the people who work to ensure good eating and those who fight for labor rights were to strategize together, and move projects that address both concerns?
Georgia followed Florida’s example in forcing safety-net recipients to get drug tests, despite the fact that neither law is likely to stand up in court. Why? Because actual policymaking was never the point.
by Imara Jones on July 9 2012, 9:38AM
Yes, the president must do much more, but his jobs proposals if fully implemented would have put millions back to work by now—including in hard-hit black communities. The problem is petty politics, not economic policy.
by Jorge Rivas on June 29 2012, 5:06PM
Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty Friday to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million earned over three years.
by Imara Jones on June 29 2012, 9:30AM
Hold the victory celebrations. Yes, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, but it set up a scary fight over Medicaid—which is the half of the law that takes on the deep racial inequity burdening our health care system.
by Jorge Rivas on June 27 2012, 4:08PM
One in six U.S. workers was born somewhere else.
by Kai Wright on June 25 2012, 11:49AM
The longer we go without creating sane immigration policy, the longer we rob the economy of $150 billion in economic activity a year, says Imara Jones.
by Jorge Rivas on June 22 2012, 12:48PM
Comedian W. Kamau Bell was a guest on Current TV’s “The War Room” to discuss when you can and can’t use the race card and a few other bits from the news cycle.
by Jorge Rivas on June 19 2012, 1:08PM
Amazon.com is already the world’s largest online retailer and if they continue growing at the current pace they’ll be bigger than Walmart by the end of the decade.
by Jorge Rivas on June 14 2012, 12:35PM
A guide to America’s worst restaurants for workers.
by Imara Jones on June 11 2012, 10:00AM
This weekend, President Obama took a beating for declaring the private sector “fine.” But he was correct. The real jobs crisis is in the public sector, and Obama’s the only one with a plan to fix it. Turns out, that’s also the only real plan to deal with black joblessness.