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Illinois' African Women Entrepreneurs Fight For Their Right to Braid [Video]

Illinois’ African Women Entrepreneurs Fight For Their Right to Braid [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on April 25 2012, 3:01PM

A new video shows how Illinois’ professional hair braiders worked with legislators to defeat a racially skewed licensing law.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Economy, /NOW

Unemployment Rate Improved for Everyone in 2011, Except for Blacks

Unemployment Rate Improved for Everyone in 2011, Except for Blacks

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 8:03AM

Black men captured about 237,000 job gains in 2011, whereas black women actually ended the year with fewer jobs than they had a year ago.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Study: 77 Percent of Latina Retail Workers Earn Less Than $10/hr

by Jamilah King on December 21 2011, 1:00PM

53 percent of black women and 77 percent of Latina women earn less than $10 per hour.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Thousands of Unemployed Workers Expected to Protest in D.C.

Thousands of Unemployed Workers Expected to Protest in D.C.

by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2011, 12:28PM

The action comes as Congress votes on extending unemployment benefits to 2.2 million unemployed workers.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy

GOP Candidate Jack Davis: Ship Jobless Black Youth to Rural Farms

GOP Candidate Jack Davis: Ship Jobless Black Youth to Rural Farms

by Thoai Lu on March 22 2011, 10:23AM

Taking a cue from GOP leadership, Jack Davis wants to exploit black-brown tensions.

Topics: Jobs Crisis

Howard Industries Lawsuit Helps Fuel Myth of Black and Latino Beef

Howard Industries Lawsuit Helps Fuel Myth of Black and Latino Beef

by Julianne Hing on March 4 2011, 5:13PM

Four black women have filed suit alleging the company preferred to hire undocumented workers. But a union battle is what’s really at stake.

Topics: Immigration

Rep. Cleaver: GOP Manufactures Black-Brown Tensions

Rep. Cleaver: GOP Manufactures Black-Brown Tensions

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2011, 4:00PM

Members call the GOP’s tactics to divide communities of color on immigration as “abhorrent and repulsive.”

Topics: Immigration, Politics

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