by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 1:14PM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the sole reform to come out of the financial crisis that aims to deal with that fact.
by Kai Wright on December 21 2011, 10:00AM
We have organized society around a misguided belief in unfettered growth and unrestrained capitalism. The question of 2012 must be how we begin building a society based on something different.
by Jamilah King on December 19 2011, 12:00PM
Worried about last minute holiday shopping? Supporters of Marcus Books have developed a new tool to help folks get off their computers and shop in person.
by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 10:35AM
President Obama and Secretary of Labor Solis announced nearly 2 million homecare workers will soon have federal overtime and minimum wage protections. These workers, among others, were left out of 1930s laws at behest of Southern white lawmakers.
by Kai Wright on December 16 2011, 10:20AM
The poverty in which millions of people of color live is not accidental. It’s the result of decades of political choices that first created ghettos and then left them prey to a growing industry that profits from their existence. The Bronx offers a uniquely clear example.
by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 10:25AM
The grandaughter of the partners that opened the nation’s oldest independent African-American owned bookstore says a recent Amazon.com promotion took competition a little too far.
by Shani O. Hilton on December 9 2011, 10:01AM
Several lawmakes literally hid from thousands who swarmed the Capitol this week to demand action on jobs. Here’s some of the actions they could have long ago taken.
As the economic downturn continues, poor families of color are often forced to make tough choices. And it’s because they have little recourse.
by Jorge Rivas on December 7 2011, 3:33PM
Several banks came to the negotiating table with home occupiers in West Oakland, Seattle and San Jose, according to protesters.
by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2011, 12:28PM
The action comes as Congress votes on extending unemployment benefits to 2.2 million unemployed workers.
by Rinku Sen on December 1 2011, 9:59AM
Noticing that all the bussers in your favorite restaurant are Latino and all the waiters white? And that black people are nowhere to be found—unless you’re grabbing fast food? It’s not a coincidence. And now there’s a guide for
by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2011, 11:43AM
Former district employees say that Arlene Ackerman doesn’t deserve another dime from the city.
by Yvonne Yen Liu on November 4 2011, 9:54AM
Neither the public nor private sector is doing much to create jobs, and those that are popping up aren’t very good ones. So a lot of folks are taking matters into their own hands.
by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2011, 12:50PM
Sixty people gathered in San Francsico’s Bayview district to help Carolyn Gage moved back into her family’s home.
by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2011, 11:50AM
Employees for the New York-based law firm Steven J. Baum think it’s funny when families lose their homes.
by Jorge Rivas on October 25 2011, 2:41PM
On Tuesday, 300 members of the Colorado Progressive Coalition divested from the state’s largest bank.
by Jorge Rivas on October 13 2011, 5:00PM
Protesters vow to “foreclose the banks.”