Mitt Romney again used the 47 million Americans on food stamps a line of attack in last night’s debate. But his plan for fixing that is to simply let those families starve.
by Imara Jones on October 12 2012, 9:41AM
After the vice presidential debate, the divide between the candidates on jobs, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security could not be more stark.
by Julianne Hing on October 4 2012, 1:13PM
Workers say the retail giant is retaliating against workers who are trying to organize.
by Imara Jones on October 4 2012, 9:48AM
Pundits are applauding Romney’s performance in a deeply technical debate. But he revealed a troubling misunderstanding—or misrepresentation—of tax and health policies that keep the country afloat.
by Jamilah King on October 3 2012, 10:05AM
A technology project in Detroit is making in-roads based on an old school philosophy that the Internet can’t solve every problem by itself.
by Jorge Rivas on October 1 2012, 10:28AM
Since California issued regulations in 2005 to keep farm workers from dying of extreme heat, preventable farm worker deaths have continued.
by Jorge Rivas on October 1 2012, 9:59AM
Domestic workers in California will continue to be excluded from or discriminated against by most labor and employment laws.
by Imara Jones on September 18 2012, 2:06PM
Mitt Romney didn’t use the word “black” in his ‘47 Percent’ remarks. He didn’t have to. The nature of his economic smear did it for him.
by Jorge Rivas on September 13 2012, 12:42PM
Footage from news helicopters showed the suspects driving a black Volvo SUV and throwing dollar bills out the window as neighborhood residents ran out to pick up the cash.
by Imara Jones on September 13 2012, 9:47AM
At their core, Romney’s priorities assert that the few should have more, and that the rest of us should pay for it.
by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 12:27PM
Brooklyn rents grew at an average rate of nearly 6.58 percent last year, compared with 0.37 percent in 2010.
by Imara Jones on September 6 2012, 9:50AM
The president has a plan to end the Depression-level unemployment in black and brown communities, thereby reversing the overall jobs picture. He refuses to say that, and it matters.
by Jorge Rivas on August 31 2012, 1:22PM
The video featured the Romney family inside their home several times but in one of the scenes a women who appears to be working for the family in the background was simply ignored.
by Imara Jones on August 30 2012, 9:57AM
Romney doesn’t have enough white support to win. But he knows how to get it.
by Jorge Rivas on August 24 2012, 12:21PM
Actress Amy Poehler (SNL, Parks and Recreation) has taken the bill’s message and filmed a PSA in support of the passage of the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.
by Imara Jones on August 13 2012, 8:31AM
Though abhorrent, Ryan’s ideas are not new. Touted as an attempt to rescue America’s future, they’re ripped right out of America’s past.
by Imara Jones on August 6 2012, 3:06PM
The division between the 99 percent and the 1 percent extends to the U.S. Olympic team. The United States sent 529 athletes to compete in 25 sports. The gaping income inequality seen in the wider society is stark even amongst…
by Imara Jones on August 3 2012, 12:00PM
The company president’s LGBT politics are in line with the region where it makes all its money now, but not with where it wants to grow. He should stick to selling chicken.