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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

Group Buys Millions of Student Loan Debt--To Cancel It

Group Buys Millions of Student Loan Debt—To Cancel It

by Carla Murphy on September 19 2014, 11:37AM

No, it’s not a scam

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S., Or, Whites Own Almost Everything

The Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S., Or, Whites Own Almost Everything

by Carla Murphy on September 8 2014, 11:19AM

The median Hispanic family’s net worth is $14,000 and the median for black families is $11,000.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

7 Fast Food Worker Strikes--And Arrests--Hit Cities Near You

7 Fast Food Worker Strikes—And Arrests—Hit Cities Near You

by Carla Murphy on September 4 2014, 3:09PM

Workers are now practicing civil disobedience.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

New York Bank Accused of Not Lending to African-Americans

New York Bank Accused of Not Lending to African-Americans

by Carla Murphy on September 3 2014, 10:20AM

Systemic hurdles are still preventing many people of color from building wealth

Topics: Economy, /NOW

José Couldn't Get A Job--Not Until He Became Joe [VIDEO]

José Couldn’t Get A Job—Not Until He Became Joe [VIDEO]

by Carla Murphy on September 3 2014, 10:03AM

The name change made José Zamora appear to be a better candidate

Topics: Economy, /NOW

What's Different About Fast Food Worker Strikes This Thursday?

What’s Different About Fast Food Worker Strikes This Thursday?

by Carla Murphy on September 2 2014, 2:30PM

Workers plan civil disobedience and hope to add home care workers to their fight

Topics: Economy, /NOW