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Fast Food Worker Protests Going Global?

Fast Food Worker Protests Going Global?

by Carla Murphy on May 7 2014, 10:02AM

More than 150 U.S. cities and 30 countries reported to take part

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Boston Rally Calls for Jobs Not Jails

Boston Rally Calls for Jobs Not Jails

by Carla Murphy on April 28 2014, 11:01AM

Has “ban the box” legislation helped you?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Why's This Tex. Man Running Errands in Jailhouse Orange?

Why’s This Tex. Man Running Errands in Jailhouse Orange?

by Carla Murphy on April 21 2014, 1:42PM

To show solidarity and compassion for the formerly incarcerated

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Who's Giving Second Chances to War on Drugs Survivors?

Who’s Giving Second Chances to War on Drugs Survivors?

by Carla Murphy on April 11 2014, 12:57PM

Joe Jones on helping young men of color achieve economic success

Topics: Economy, /NOW

For Missouri Moms, A Past Drug Conviction Means No Food Aid, Ever

For Missouri Moms, A Past Drug Conviction Means No Food Aid, Ever

by Carla Murphy on April 10 2014, 11:33AM

New state-level effort looks at changing that

Topics: Economy, /NOW

ICYMI: Women (Still) on Losing Side of Equal Pay Gap

ICYMI: Women (Still) on Losing Side of Equal Pay Gap

by Carla Murphy on April 9 2014, 1:44PM

What’s it going to take for a woman to get the paycheck she deserves?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Gentrification Report: Black and Latino Displacement Is Remaking the Bay Area

Gentrification Report: Black and Latino Displacement Is Remaking the Bay Area

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2014, 10:47AM

Black and Latino populations in San Francisco and Oakland’s gentrifying neighborhoods have fallen amidst an influx of white residents.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Ariz. Mom's Arrest Triggers Outpouring of Support

Ariz. Mom’s Arrest Triggers Outpouring of Support

by Carla Murphy on March 31 2014, 10:45AM

But, what about the other Shanesha Taylors?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

A Brief Tale of Two Working Moms of Color and the Social Safety Net

A Brief Tale of Two Working Moms of Color and the Social Safety Net

by Carla Murphy on March 28 2014, 10:30AM

One makes it; another does not.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Where to Live (And, Not) on the Minimum Wage

Where to Live (And, Not) on the Minimum Wage

by Carla Murphy on March 27 2014, 12:07PM

States are increasingly taking over the minimum wage fight from Congress

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

by Brentin Mock on March 26 2014, 2:40PM

If you started purchasing Obamacare through the website, but didn’t complete by March 31, no worries … ‘til April.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Health, Obamacare, Politics, Politics

What We've Learned From Obamacare

What We’ve Learned From Obamacare

by Kai Wright on March 26 2014, 7:00AM

The grand experiment of making a market-driven system accessible to the working poor is off to a bad start.

Topics: Economy, Health, Obamacare

Criminal Record Bars Young Women of Color from Work

Criminal Record Bars Young Women of Color from Work

by Carla Murphy on March 20 2014, 4:40PM

It’s not just a problem for men

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Common Performs for Black Workers in the South

Common Performs for Black Workers in the South

by Carla Murphy on March 17 2014, 3:24PM

Friday’s concert also features veteran activist Danny Glover

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Federal Guide Warns: Don't Discriminate Against Job Applicants With Background Checks

Federal Guide Warns: Don’t Discriminate Against Job Applicants With Background Checks

by Julianne Hing on March 11 2014, 12:22PM

Criminal background checks are a widespread tool of discrimination aimed squarely at men of color.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Housing Crisis Continues, and Many Are Tired of Waiting

The Housing Crisis Continues, and Many Are Tired of Waiting

by Von Diaz on March 5 2014, 8:30AM

The new ‘I Can’t Wait’ nationwide campaign collects and shares stories from those most affected by the ongoing U.S. housing crisis.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

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

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