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Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

by Brentin Mock on March 4 2014, 2:32PM

The budget includes targeted funds for programs to reduce racial disparities in courts and prisons.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Economy, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

Google To Fund City Kids' Bus Rides

Google To Fund City Kids’ Bus Rides

by Carla Murphy on March 4 2014, 1:45PM

Move seen as first in efforts to placate San Francisco’s working class residents

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Mich. Muslim Awarded $1.2 Million in Discrimination Suit

Mich. Muslim Awarded $1.2 Million in Discrimination Suit

by Carla Murphy on March 3 2014, 1:12PM

One Michigan county has to pay up

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Why Women Should Be First in Line for Salary Boosts

Why Women Should Be First in Line for Salary Boosts

by Imara Jones on February 26 2014, 7:00AM

Historic gender and racial forces have clustered all women into low-wage work and have pushed women of color into the bottom of low-wage positions.

Topics: Economy

Kentucky Debates Easing Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

Kentucky Debates Easing Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

by Carla Murphy on February 21 2014, 10:33AM

Advocates anticipate victory.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Congressional Budget Office Misses the Mark on Minimum Wage

Congressional Budget Office Misses the Mark on Minimum Wage

by Imara Jones on February 20 2014, 7:00AM

Raising the minimum wage is essential to decreasing income inequality and raising the living standards of economically marginalized Americans who are disproportionately women and people of color.

Topics: Economy

Can Big Labor Organize the South?

Can Big Labor Organize the South?

by Carla Murphy on February 19 2014, 6:02PM

Not without majorly including black workers, immigrants and women of color.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

NYC's Gentrification, Seen Through Google Street View GIFs

NYC’s Gentrification, Seen Through Google Street View GIFs

by Jamilah King on February 19 2014, 12:42PM

Incredible images that show a devastating reality.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Workers Say No to Union in the South

Workers Say No to Union in the South

by Carla Murphy on February 17 2014, 11:31AM

Auto workers’ vote likely lowers the chances of successfully organizing southern workers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The 1 Percent State of Mind

The 1 Percent State of Mind

by Imara Jones on February 12 2014, 7:00AM

Reinforced by political access, national economic policy, and their own echo chamber of social networks and media outlets, the super-rich have an outsized influence on and negative consequences for the reality lived by everyone else.

Topics: Economy

Farm Bill Passes Congress with More Food Stamp Cuts

Farm Bill Passes Congress with More Food Stamp Cuts

by Carla Murphy on February 4 2014, 4:11PM

Pres. Obama is expected to sign the bill.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Today at 2p.m., Pres. Obama Takes Questions About SOTU Speech

Today at 2p.m., Pres. Obama Takes Questions About SOTU Speech

by Carla Murphy on January 31 2014, 12:49PM

Use the opportunity to raise the issues that concern you.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

3 Forgotten Economies of This Year's Super Bowl

3 Forgotten Economies of This Year’s Super Bowl

by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 10:00AM

Here’s a look at a few groups of workers whose livelihoods depend on the success of America’s biggest game.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Economy

For First Time Ever, College Football Players Organize to Unionize

For First Time Ever, College Football Players Organize to Unionize

by Carla Murphy on January 29 2014, 10:36AM

The effort, if successful, could re-make college sports.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

A Colorblind State of the Union

A Colorblind State of the Union

by Imara Jones on January 29 2014, 8:45AM

There was a fundamental element missing from the president’s diagnosis of inequality and his prescription for it: race.

Topics: Economy

Pres. Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Low-Wage Federal Workers

Pres. Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Low-Wage Federal Workers

by Carla Murphy on January 28 2014, 11:16AM

Obama announces plans to sign executive order mandating minimum wage increase during tonight’s State of the Union address.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Wash. Study Finds White Women No Longer Face Discrimination

Wash. Study Finds White Women No Longer Face Discrimination

by Carla Murphy on January 23 2014, 1:37PM

“This is a war on white women, and we’re not going to take it sitting down,” one business owner reportedly said.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Low-Wage Federal Workers Walk Off Job Today

Low-Wage Federal Workers Walk Off Job Today

by Carla Murphy on January 22 2014, 11:04AM

Food servers and janitorial workers at landmark federal buildings demand a living wage.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Proposed $15 Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Would Be Boon to City's Latinas

Proposed $15 Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Would Be Boon to City’s Latinas

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2014, 5:09PM

Los Angeles is getting ready to take on a minimum wage hike fight for hotel workers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Fast Food Worker Naquasia LeGrand Wows on Colbert

Fast Food Worker Naquasia LeGrand Wows on Colbert

by Carla Murphy on January 17 2014, 1:21PM

The 22-year-old fast-food worker and organizer makes it plain: I just want a living wage.

Topics: Economy, /NOW