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Record Number of New York City Children Face Homelessness

Record Number of New York City Children Face Homelessness

by Julianne Hing on March 20 2015, 4:41PM

And black and Latino children are disproportionately affected.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Report: Growing Workforce of People of Color Shoulders Growing Inequity

Report: Growing Workforce of People of Color Shoulders Growing Inequity

by Julianne Hing on March 19 2015, 5:44PM

An economic recovery for whom?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Racist E-mails Aren't the Worst Thing in the DOJ's Ferguson Report

Racist E-mails Aren’t the Worst Thing in the DOJ’s Ferguson Report

by Carla Murphy on March 5 2015, 1:42PM

The city of Ferguson effectively stole from working-class and poor African-Americans. Can they recoup the loss?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economy, /NOW

Supreme Court Hears Muslim Woman's Challenge to Abercrombie & Fitch

Supreme Court Hears Muslim Woman’s Challenge to Abercrombie & Fitch

by Julianne Hing on February 25 2015, 4:46PM

The company denied then-17-year-old Samantha Elauf a job because of her headscarf.

Topics: Economy, Labor, /NOW

Who Has More in Their 401K? Whites in Their 30s or Blacks in Their 50s?

Who Has More in Their 401K? Whites in Their 30s or Blacks in Their 50s?

by Julianne Hing on February 20 2015, 1:24PM

You get one guess.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Spread Love, It's the Newark Way

Spread Love, It’s the Newark Way

by Carla Murphy on February 13 2015, 3:05PM

This Valentine’s Day, Newark is planning a Land Sale for couples only

Topics: Economy, /NOW

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