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One Tweet Explains the Racial Wealth Gap

One Tweet Explains the Racial Wealth Gap

by Carla Murphy on January 29 2015, 2:21PM

Pass it on.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Black Workers With Advanced Degrees, White Workers With B.A.'s Make Roughly the Same

Black Workers With Advanced Degrees, White Workers With B.A.’s Make Roughly the Same

by Julianne Hing on January 23 2015, 4:44PM

As of 2014.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Black McDonald's Workers Fired 'To Get the Ghetto Out,' Lawsuit Alleges

Black McDonald’s Workers Fired ‘To Get the Ghetto Out,’ Lawsuit Alleges

by Julianne Hing on January 22 2015, 2:26PM

The ten plaintiffs have worked a combined 50 years at McDonald’s.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

How Century-Old Segregation Hurts Austin, Texas Today

How Century-Old Segregation Hurts Austin, Texas Today

by Carla Murphy on January 20 2015, 4:37PM

The city’s economic boom prompts deeper questions about its past

Topics: Economy, /NOW

New York's Governor Wants to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.50

New York’s Governor Wants to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.50

by Carla Murphy on January 20 2015, 1:39PM

Is $10.50 enough?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Colorlines Needs You!

Colorlines Needs You!

by Akiba Solomon on December 30 2014, 11:30AM

As we approach the new year, we’d like to thank you for reading, tweeting, commenting and generally engaging with Colorlines this year. Please help us keep going.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Economy, Ferguson, Labor, National Security, /NOW, Obama Immigration Order

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 4:00PM

Than their straight black peers.

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality, Labor, /NOW

[VIDEO] Ferguson Makes Black Friday Protests Different This Year

[VIDEO] Ferguson Makes Black Friday Protests Different This Year

by Carla Murphy on November 26 2014, 3:36PM

This year, Black Friday’s not just about shopping (or not); it’s about standing up against police brutality, too

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Obama Years, in Two Budget Charts

The Obama Years, in Two Budget Charts

by Kai Wright on November 20 2014, 2:32PM

States have relied largely on the feds to serve their residents and avoid fiscal collapse.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Could Pres. Obama's Action on Immigration Help the Fight for $15?

Could Pres. Obama’s Action on Immigration Help the Fight for $15?

by Carla Murphy on November 20 2014, 2:22PM

Increasing the minimum wage may require immigration reform

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Obama Immigration Order

Five States, and a Dozen Counties, Consider Minimum Wage Hikes

Five States, and a Dozen Counties, Consider Minimum Wage Hikes

by Julianne Hing on November 4 2014, 2:29PM

From $8.50 in South Dakota and Arkansas to $15 per hour in San Francisco County.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

A Tax Bonus for Black and Latino Men?

A Tax Bonus for Black and Latino Men?

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on October 29 2014, 7:00AM

The Earned Income Tax Credit, one of our most successful anti-poverty programs, is up for expansion. That’s a good thing for black and brown men working low-wage jobs.

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality

Guess How Much Fast Food Workers Earn In Denmark?

Guess How Much Fast Food Workers Earn In Denmark?

by Carla Murphy on October 28 2014, 10:03AM

A living wage

Topics: Economy, /NOW

A Concise History of U.S. Divestment in Black Men [VIDEO] Play

A Concise History of U.S. Divestment in Black Men [VIDEO]

by Imara Jones, Tatiana Lam on October 22 2014, 9:03AM

Economic justice columnist Imara Jones and graphic artist Tatiana Lam explain how black men have been excluded from generations worth of economic opportunity initiatives.

Topics: Economy

6 Ways the White House Can Help Truly Keep Our Brothers

6 Ways the White House Can Help Truly Keep Our Brothers

by Imara Jones on October 22 2014, 8:06AM

Let’s get specific about what the Obama administration can do in the next two years to fix generations worth of divestment in black men.

Topics: Economy

When Good Union Jobs Were White

When Good Union Jobs Were White

by Carla Murphy on October 20 2014, 2:01PM

Labor is trying to reconcile with its racist past, but is it enough?

Topics: Economy

How A Jim Crow Era Holdover Hurts Domestic Workers Today

How A Jim Crow Era Holdover Hurts Domestic Workers Today

by Carla Murphy on October 9 2014, 4:52PM

Domestic workers still may not be paid for time worked—and have no recourse to fight theft

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Walmart Cutting Health Care For Part-Timers

Walmart Cutting Health Care For Part-Timers

by Carla Murphy on October 8 2014, 12:08PM

The nation’s largest private employer will also increase premiums for covered workers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Columnist Asks, 'Why Is White Poverty Invisible?'

Columnist Asks, ‘Why Is White Poverty Invisible?’

by Carla Murphy on October 7 2014, 11:30AM

Leonard Pitts, Jr. says, “Our deeply racialized view of poverty bears no resemblance to reality.”

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Out Today, Carmen Segarra's Secret Recordings of the Fed and Goldman Sachs

Out Today, Carmen Segarra’s Secret Recordings of the Fed and Goldman Sachs

by Carla Murphy on September 26 2014, 10:56AM

‘One woman, Carmen Segarra, has been brave enough to fight the system,’ says one financial journalist.

Topics: Economy, /NOW