January saw a remarkable three-point drop in black joblessness. Economists are skeptical it’s real. But why? Put on your data nerd hat, because we’ve got the explanation.
by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2012, 9:27AM
Elder poverty rates are twice as high among Blacks and Latinos compared to the U.S. population as a whole.
by Kai Wright on February 16 2012, 9:18AM
The San Francisco County assessor released an audit suggesting that many more demonstrable crimes were committed during the foreclosure bust than we once thought. That’s not a quirk. It’s rampant lawlessness. And it’s by design.
That’s the picture Republicans want in voters’ minds, too, as Congress prepares for yet another brutal round of jousting over unemployment benefits.
by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 4:13PM
Trader Joe’s and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) announced Thursday that they have signed an agreement that formalizes the ways in which Trader Joe’s will work with the CIW and Florida tomato growers to support the CIW’s Fair Food Program.
by Jorge Rivas on February 9 2012, 12:00PM
Advocates say today’s settlement does not do justice for the millions of homeowners who lost their homes or hold the banks fully accountable for their crimes.
by Shani O. Hilton on February 9 2012, 9:40AM
Black unemployment dropped a whopping 3 percent in January, fueled by hiring of black men. Economists who’ve tracked black joblessness are waiting for the other shoe to drop—was it a statistical quirk, or is there a jobs renaissance afoot in black America?
by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2012, 11:11AM
The United States faces a real possibility of another major economic threat on a par with the devastating home mortgage crisis, according to the survey.
by Jorge Rivas on February 6 2012, 3:33PM
The LA Times is reporting that Latinos recovering more quickly from the recession than other demographic groups.
by Jorge Rivas on February 3 2012, 2:20PM
Latest jobs report sees biggest drops in black unemployment in years.
by Jamilah King on February 2 2012, 9:51AM
Indiana’s unionized workers have found an unexpectedly loud ally in the NFL’s players association.
by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 2:09PM
Business Insider has gathered data from both ICE and third party reports and estimates a mass deportation campaign over five years would cost $285 billion.
by David Zlutnick on January 27 2012, 9:04AM
Thanks to an innovative multiracial organizing campaign, San Francisco’s minimum wage is the first in the nation to pass the $10/hr mark. Colorlines.com’ video team speaks with the organizers about how they did it and what’s next.
by Kai Wright on January 25 2012, 10:21AM
President Obama said he’s eager to debate equal opportunity in last night’s State of the Union. But he also offered a huge policy change he’s avoided for four years: investigate the banks’ housing boom crimes.
by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 4:27PM
Discriminatory housing practices are one reason why our country needs a strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 10:32AM
The black worker unemployment remained in the 15 to 16 percent range, while unemployment for the rest of the workforce dropped below 9 percent.
by Jorge Rivas on January 12 2012, 10:58AM
Workers at a car wash in Los Angeles will receive unpaid wages since 2006.
by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 8:03AM
Black men captured about 237,000 job gains in 2011, whereas black women actually ended the year with fewer jobs than they had a year ago.
by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 1:04PM
Kim Kardashian made more than $12 million in 2010, but she only paid 1% more in taxes than a middle-class Californian.