by Kai Wright on September 2 2011, 12:53PM
Another dismal monthly jobs report and another round of all the wrong questions and concerns. Meanwhile, millions of people continue fighting for survival.
by Sophia Cheng on September 1 2011, 9:30AM
The world’s largest consumer manufacturer has drawn global outrage for a string of worker suicides in its factories. But the problem is rooted in Western consumer markets, not Chinese sweatshops.
by Shani O. Hilton on August 31 2011, 9:17AM
House GOP leaders will roll out more so-called jobs ideas this week, in anticipation of the president’s expected proposals next week. None of it is expected to meet the scale of the problem.
by Julianne Hing on August 26 2011, 10:43AM
The prestigious University of California system is the latest public school in which students are now paying more than the state. As a result, say researchers, black students in particular will graduate with massive debt.
by Jorge Rivas on August 25 2011, 1:55PM
The state must now spend $180M a year to debunk the tea party-backed governor’s stereotypes of poor people. So much for smart, efficient use of public funds.
by Julianne Hing on August 24 2011, 6:56PM
In 1996 seven in ten families living in poverty received cash assistance. Today, that number’s down to only three in ten.
by Bryan Gerhart on August 23 2011, 10:51AM
Antelope Valley deputies are accused of profiling and harassing public housing residents in an effort to chase away a growing black and Latino population.
by Channing Kennedy on August 22 2011, 9:04AM
Readers chime in on Philly mayor Michael Nutter’s call for personal responsibility from young black men — and his omission of his administration’s record unemployment and nearly-nonexistent spending.
by Jorge Rivas on August 17 2011, 2:47PM
A new documentary takes an important look at a force that’s transforming the country’s cities.
by Dom Apollon on August 15 2011, 10:03AM
In a national survey, we asked people why the American Dream turns nightmarish for many people of color. Big majorities blame class. But whites are more likely to point to individual initiative, while blacks in particular see race as a problem.
by Imara Jones on August 12 2011, 9:37AM
After months of debate over the nation’s debt, the central bank’s unprecedented interest rates announcement this week was entirely about the jobs crisis. The subtext was clear: politics, not economics stand in the way of recovery.
by Shani O. Hilton on August 10 2011, 10:15AM
At least someone’s trying to be proactive about job creation.
by Jorge Rivas on August 5 2011, 11:16AM
The man who shook up the New York gubernatorial campaign with his catch slogan is getting the boot because his “rent is too damn low.” Still, he was right about everybody else’s rent.
by Shani O. Hilton on August 4 2011, 9:22AM
Widespread reports suggest would-be employers and placement agencies are weeding out applicants who are unemployed—leaving the long-term jobless with even fewer options.
by Imara Jones on August 3 2011, 10:15AM
The debt deal is an extension of the grand bargain Washington’s leaders made with Wall Street nearly four years ago: to save the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. The U.S. doesn’t have a debt problem; it has a values problem.
by Kai Wright on July 26 2011, 10:58AM
The wealth gap is now larger than it’s been since the Census Bureau began counting it. The foreclosure crisis is part of the reason, but its more symptom than cause for the building catastrophe in the U.S. economy.
by Kai Wright on July 21 2011, 9:30AM
Banks have spent tens of millions trying to protect a predatory financial industry from accountability. There could be no more essential fight than making sure they don’t get their money’s worth.
by Kai Wright on July 19 2011, 11:47AM
Warren’s had the two most important qualifications for the consumer protection job: power and influence. But the president likes to give away both, and so banks got their way, again.