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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

How Some Tax Preparers Feed on the Working Poor

How Some Tax Preparers Feed on the Working Poor

by Imara Jones on April 10 2014, 7:00AM

By siphoning off hundreds of dollars in fees from some of the nation’s neediest taxpayers, the $100 billion tax preparation industry can diminish the economic lifeline that tax refunds have come to be for millions of America’s struggling families.

Topics: Economy, Tax Day

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

Good Health Is Good for the Economy

Good Health Is Good for the Economy

by Imara Jones on April 2 2014, 7:00AM

With its potential to increase wellness and decrease illness among Americans on the economic margins, the long-term effects of the Affordable Care Act could be a big deal for the economic well-being of America’s working poor.

Topics: Economy, Health, Obamacare

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

The Economic Truth About the 'Model Minority'

The Economic Truth About the ‘Model Minority’

by Imara Jones on March 25 2014, 7:00AM

Recent history underscores the fact that we can’t make smart economic decisions based on wrongheaded stereotypes.

Topics: Economy

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

Paul Ryan's Fatally Flawed Economics

Paul Ryan’s Fatally Flawed Economics

by Imara Jones on March 19 2014, 7:00AM

Last week Paul Ryan said that “inner city” men don’t understand work. Here’s a look at the ideas that undergird his statement.

Topics: Economy

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

Keeping it Real About Our Growing Economy

Keeping it Real About Our Growing Economy

by Imara Jones on March 13 2014, 7:00AM

Five reasons why the sunny projections probably don’t mirror your reality

Topics: Economy

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

Four Ways to Go Beyond

Four Ways to Go Beyond “My Brother’s Keeper”

by Imara Jones on March 5 2014, 7:00AM

The truth is that given the limited goals of My Brothers Keeper it may be too unambitious for the task required. Here are four ways to supercharge it.

Topics: Economy

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