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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

Retailers Turn Thanksgiving Into Black Thursday [Infographic] Infographic

Retailers Turn Thanksgiving Into Black Thursday [Infographic]

by Von Diaz, Erin Zipper on November 27 2013, 7:00AM

A growing number of big-box stores are open on Thanksgiving. Find who’s open—and who’s doing the work.

Topics: Black Friday, Economy

Walmart Strikes Spread to Miami Ahead of Black Friday Protests

Walmart Strikes Spread to Miami Ahead of Black Friday Protests

by Julianne Hing on November 25 2013, 3:56PM

The countdown to Black Friday is on.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Walmart

Congressman's Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

Congressman’s Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

by Brentin Mock on November 20 2013, 12:00PM

Rep. Radel gets slapped on writs for coke possession. Black and Latino men and women don’t get off so easy.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Drug War, Economy, /NOW, Politics

National Labor Relations Board: Walmart 'Unlawfully Threatened' Workers

National Labor Relations Board: Walmart ‘Unlawfully Threatened’ Workers

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2013, 3:48PM

The federal agency will pursue charges against the retail giant.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

How Obamacare Is Failing Poor Folks

How Obamacare Is Failing Poor Folks

by Imara Jones on November 19 2013, 7:00AM

While media focus on what the White House is losing, we have to remember that gaffes in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act make it that much harder for poor people of color to get adequate healthcare.

Topics: Economic Justice, Economy, Health

Walmart and Forever21 Truckers Strike in Los Angeles

Walmart and Forever21 Truckers Strike in Los Angeles

by Julianne Hing on November 18 2013, 1:01PM

Port of Los Angeles-based truck drivers who deliver goods to Walmart, Forever21 and Costco are going on strike today.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Walmart

Walmart Worker Arrested in Protest Explains Why She Took the Risk

Walmart Worker Arrested in Protest Explains Why She Took the Risk

by Julianne Hing on November 15 2013, 12:00PM

Evelin Cruz is one of 54 Los Angeles-area workers who blocked an intersection and got arrested protesting Walmart’s poor wages and labor practices. Here’s why she took a chance with her livelihood.

Topics: Economy, Walmart

Over 106,000 People Enrolled in Obamacare in First Month

Over 106,000 People Enrolled in Obamacare in First Month

by Brentin Mock on November 13 2013, 3:45PM

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services announces how many people have enrolled in the troubled program.

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

54 Arrested in Los Angeles During Walmart Protest

54 Arrested in Los Angeles During Walmart Protest

by Julianne Hing on November 8 2013, 1:33PM

Organizers are calling it the largest act of civil disobedience in Walmart history.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Walmart