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You Probably Won't Like The Gap's 'MLK Event'

You Probably Won’t Like The Gap’s ‘MLK Event’

by Aura Bogado on January 16 2014, 3:55PM

One retailer is making a day about a civil rights leader a troublesome sales event.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Crisis in Black and Brown Youth Unemployment

The Crisis in Black and Brown Youth Unemployment

by Imara Jones on January 15 2014, 7:00AM

With one out four blacks and one out of six Latinos under the age of 25 without work, a generation of youth of color risks falling behind.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Schools & Youth

Where the New Jobs Are in 2014

Where the New Jobs Are in 2014

by Carla Murphy on January 14 2014, 9:36AM

States in the south and the west expected to show biggest gains.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

New Obamacare Enrollee Gender and Age Numbers Released

New Obamacare Enrollee Gender and Age Numbers Released

by Brentin Mock on January 13 2014, 4:58PM

We now have the age and gender demographics on Obamacare. Still, nothing on race.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Health, /NOW

Where is the Racial Data on Obamacare Enrollees?

Where is the Racial Data on Obamacare Enrollees?

by Brentin Mock on January 13 2014, 11:05AM

Is anyone tracking how many people of color signed up for Obamacare?

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

Why Today's Unemployment Number Isn't So Great After All

Why Today’s Unemployment Number Isn’t So Great After All

by Imara Jones on January 10 2014, 1:19PM

The reason why the unemployment rate seems to be the best since 2008 is that so many Americans have given up looking for work.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The War on Poverty vs. Racism

The War on Poverty vs. Racism

by Imara Jones on January 8 2014, 7:00AM

The key barrier to embracing the War on Poverty and to building public support for a renewed poverty effort is the fact that right from the start Johnson’s program has been maligned and stereotyped beyond recognition.

Topics: Economy

Evictions Are Still Hurting Communities of Color

Evictions Are Still Hurting Communities of Color

by Carla Murphy on January 6 2014, 10:15AM

Research points to an under-reported trend of evictions in urban areas

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Grinches Who Stole Jobless Benefits

The Grinches Who Stole Jobless Benefits

by Imara Jones on December 17 2013, 7:00AM

And may further wreck the whole economy in the process.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Congressional Black Caucus: 'Dear Pope, Love Your Work'

Congressional Black Caucus: ‘Dear Pope, Love Your Work’

by Brentin Mock on December 13 2013, 2:22PM

Congressional Black Caucus sends shout out to the Pope.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW

For Ex-Offenders, NJ Judge Opens Door to Good Jobs

For Ex-Offenders, NJ Judge Opens Door to Good Jobs

by Carla Murphy on December 13 2013, 10:09AM

Ruling puts 16-year-old state law under fresh scrutiny

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Where Do San Francisco's Evicted Go?

Where Do San Francisco’s Evicted Go?

by Julianne Hing on December 13 2013, 7:00AM

In San Francisco a loophole in California law is allowing speculators to push residents out of their apartments. The question is, where do they go?

Topics: Economy

What Tech Startup CEO Greg Gopman Doesn't Know About SF's 'Degenerates' He Insulted

What Tech Startup CEO Greg Gopman Doesn’t Know About SF’s ‘Degenerates’ He Insulted

by Julianne Hing on December 11 2013, 5:57PM

How’s about that “open discussion” you wanted, Greg Gopman?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

New U.S. Budget Proposal is Promising (Seriously!)

New U.S. Budget Proposal is Promising (Seriously!)

by Imara Jones on December 11 2013, 11:45AM

The two-year fiscal deal announced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) erases sequestration until 2016, restores funding to badly needed social programs, and allows for new investments in critical areas necessary to grow the economy.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Photos: Fast-Food Strikes Hit 100 Cities

Photos: Fast-Food Strikes Hit 100 Cities

by Julianne Hing on December 6 2013, 1:53PM

December 5, 2013 marked the largest fast-food strikes in history, organizers say.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Black Unemployment Almost Double the National Average

Black Unemployment Almost Double the National Average

by Imara Jones on December 6 2013, 1:41PM

The jobs report indicates that the economy is still figuring out how to recover.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Obama: We Need 'Targeted Initiatives' to Address Racial Economic Inequality

Obama: We Need ‘Targeted Initiatives’ to Address Racial Economic Inequality

by Brentin Mock on December 4 2013, 3:11PM

President Obama says we’ll need initiatives that target communities that have suffered from historical racial discrimination to combat economic inequality.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, History, /NOW, Politics

Report: Half of U.S. Families Live on the Edge of 'Economic Chaos'

Report: Half of U.S. Families Live on the Edge of ‘Economic Chaos’

by Imara Jones on December 4 2013, 12:08PM

Economic insecurity has become the norm.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Fast-Food Worker Strikes Set for 100 Cities

Fast-Food Worker Strikes Set for 100 Cities

by Julianne Hing on December 3 2013, 3:47PM

The movement to organize low-wage workers is spreading to new parts of the country.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Walmart Workers Take Back Shopping Holiday with Black Friday Actions

Walmart Workers Take Back Shopping Holiday with Black Friday Actions

by Julianne Hing on November 29 2013, 7:00AM

Black Friday isn’t just about shopping anymore.

Topics: Black Friday, Economy, Walmart