by Jorge Rivas on October 13 2011, 5:00PM
Protesters vow to “foreclose the banks.”
by Jorge Rivas on October 12 2011, 10:47AM
The View’s Sherri Shepherd says Herman Cain needs to show some compassion.
by Shani O. Hilton on October 12 2011, 9:25AM
The president’s jobs bill failed in the Senate yesterday, and then Republicans debated the economy—or, really, Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” plan and his love for Alan Greenspan.
by Jorge Rivas on October 11 2011, 11:28AM
It was a given that conservative pundits would fear-monger around the Occupy Wall Street Movement. But we’ve rounded up their most outlandish insults.
by John Sullivan on October 10 2011, 9:40AM
The 2010 Census revealed a decade of southern and suburban migration inside the black community. There are many reasons for the shift. But whatever the cause, it’s time we understand—and deal with—the consequences.
by Kai Wright on October 7 2011, 10:48AM
Black unemployment is at levels comparable to the Great Depression in six cities. But then again, black populations in dozens of cities were in acute recessions before the national crisis ever began. The actual numbers are striking.
by Kai Wright on October 6 2011, 3:20PM
There’s a quite specific way our representatives can show if they’re listening to the growing movement: get the consumer watchdog fully up and running. And there will be many, many fights to follow.
by Jorge Rivas on October 4 2011, 9:45AM
Twenty-four people were arrested Friday for a sit-in demonstrations at a Boston Bank of America building.
by Kai Wright on October 3 2011, 10:05AM
The Occupy Wall Street movement is building steam as protestors battle with NYPD over the right to peaceful assembly. That’s great, but the crisis at hand—crippling economic inequity—is once again lost in the din.
Amid all the deficit and campaign talk, it’s easy to forget the foreclosure crisis continues to destroy neighborhoods. Community organizers in East Oakland got fed up and delivered the dirty problem to its source.
by Kai Wright on September 28 2011, 11:51AM
Obama ruffled feathers with a speech telling black leaders to take off their “bedroom slippers” and join the battle for his jobs bill. Funny thing is, that’s just what they were trying to tell him.
by Kai Wright on September 20 2011, 10:43AM
The president vowed to make the rich “pay their fair share.” Let’s hope he’s serious. But either way, a new campaign launches today to make sure both parties must care as much about homeowners and workers as they do bankers in 2012.
Meaningful political discourse has all but vanished. Here’s a look at the new reality for millions of struggling families in America.
by Shani O. Hilton on September 9 2011, 3:24PM
While some have a lukewarm reaction to the president’s proposal, others say that elements of the plan could pay off for those who’ve been hardest hit by the bad economy.
by Shani O. Hilton on September 7 2011, 10:35AM
Tomorrow’s big jobs speech will feature more tax cuts than stimulus spending, and the GOP is still not into it. Sound familiar? That’s because it is.
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.