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Another Budget Deadline Approaches, Poor People Still Screwed

Another Budget Deadline Approaches, Poor People Still Screwed

by Shani O. Hilton on April 4 2011, 1:33PM

Congress has until Friday to decide whether to scapegoat struggling families by a lot, or just a little.

Topics: Economy, Politics

We're Nowhere Near the Mountaintop King Described Before His Death

We’re Nowhere Near the Mountaintop King Described Before His Death

by Kai Wright on April 4 2011, 11:29AM

King lent his celebrity to the black men who labored in Memphis’ refuge because they symbolized a global economy built upon exploiting black and brown people.

Topics: Economy, History, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's Financial Martial Law on Poor Cities

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Financial Martial Law on Poor Cities

by Rinku Sen on March 25 2011, 10:11AM

The state’s GOP shows Wisconsin how to truly steal from workers and give to corporate power.

Topics: Detroit Schools, Economy, Movement

Only the Employed Need Apply? CBC Rep Says That Oughta Be Illegal

Only the Employed Need Apply? CBC Rep Says That Oughta Be Illegal

by Shani O. Hilton on March 21 2011, 10:53AM

Reps. Hank Johnson and Jesse Jackson, Jr., drop bill to ban hiring bias against people already out of work.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

What Now? The Next Stage in the Public Sector Unions Fight

What Now? The Next Stage in the Public Sector Unions Fight

by Lindsay Beyerstein on March 11 2011, 1:50PM

Wisconsin has killed collective bargaining, but there and in other states, the battle is still building.

Topics: Economy, Wisconsin

Black Workers Central to National Union Battle

Black Workers Central to National Union Battle

by Jamilah King on March 1 2011, 4:35PM

Public service workers are still standing up to union push backs.

Topics: Economy, Wisconsin

King's Fight for Unions Is Still Essential

King’s Fight for Unions Is Still Essential

by Michael Honey on February 23 2011, 9:22AM

MLK died fighting for the very rights that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and a growing number of his GOP counterparts want to take away.

Topics: Economy, History, Jobs Crisis, Wisconsin

Jesse Jackson to Wisconsin Protesters:

Jesse Jackson to Wisconsin Protesters: “When We Fight, We Win”

by Kai Wright on February 19 2011, 1:00PM

Madison is looking more and more like the left’s moment of truth.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, Wisconsin

Showdown in Wisconsin: Round Up of Reporting on Union Fight

Showdown in Wisconsin: Round Up of Reporting on Union Fight

by Raquel Brown on February 18 2011, 5:55PM

Thousands swarm the Capitol to fight back as new GOP Gov. Scott Walker tries to end collective bargaining for public workers.

Topics: Economy, Politics, Wisconsin

Who Are All These Evil Public Workers? Black People

Who Are All These Evil Public Workers? Black People

by Kai Wright on February 18 2011, 11:53AM

National data suggests black folks’ jobs hang in the balance of the increasingly ugly fight over public workers unions.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, Wisconsin

America's Food Sweatshops Infographic

America’s Food Sweatshops

by Yvonne Yen Liu on February 17 2011, 9:46AM

A new study from Colorlines’ publisher, the Applied Research Center, reveals deep inequity in the food system.

Topics: Economy, How We Eat

How To Create Crisis: Build An Economy on the Greed of the Rich

How To Create Crisis: Build An Economy on the Greed of the Rich

by Imara Jones on February 11 2011, 10:18AM

Instability always follows inequality. The technocrats know it, but our leaders still don’t care.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Wealth Gap

Backward Mobility and America's Broken Promises

Backward Mobility and America’s Broken Promises

by Kai Wright on February 10 2011, 9:28AM

The recession is wiping out the jobs, homes, and dreams of the black middle class. There’s a lesson for our whole economy in that fact.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright, Wealth Gap

Have Behavioral Economists Ever Met a Poor Person?

Have Behavioral Economists Ever Met a Poor Person?

by Channing Kennedy on February 3 2011, 3:49PM

It’s no secret that America’s safety net is quickly evaporating.

Topics: Economy

Youth, Joblessness and Revolution in Egypt--and America?

Youth, Joblessness and Revolution in Egypt—and America?

by Kai Wright on February 2 2011, 12:51PM

We’ve got a generation of marginalized and increasingly frustrated youth here, too.

Topics: Economy, Egypt, Kai Wright

Happy Days Are Here Again--As Long As You Ignore the Jobs Crisis

Happy Days Are Here Again—As Long As You Ignore the Jobs Crisis

by Imara Jones on January 31 2011, 11:00AM

The economy’s growing, Wall Street’s rallying, and the administration says no new recession. None of that is real, says Imara Jones.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Stuff the President DIDN'T Say in the State of the Union

Stuff the President DIDN’T Say in the State of the Union

by Kai Wright on January 26 2011, 4:09PM

There are many tough choices coming up, and consumer protection may be the biggest.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, State of the Union

The State of Our Union Is Weak, But the 2012 Campaign Begins Now

The State of Our Union Is Weak, But the 2012 Campaign Begins Now

by Kai Wright on January 24 2011, 10:36AM

But do we have two years to wait for real jobs investments while elections unfold?

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, State of the Union

Ohio Man With Golden Voice Tells His Tale of Jobless Crisis

Ohio Man With Golden Voice Tells His Tale of Jobless Crisis

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2011, 3:04PM

Homeless man in Columbus, OH with a golden voice reminds us unemployment numbers are real for people of color.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

New Orleans Dumps FEMA Trailers--and Maybe the People in Them

New Orleans Dumps FEMA Trailers—and Maybe the People in Them

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2011, 3:37PM

The new tough-on-blight policy doesn’t mean the city will help people work out stable housing.

Topics: Economy