Colorlines

Results related to “economic justice”

Mapping Cuts to Food Stamps

Mapping Cuts to Food Stamps

by Von Diaz on November 18 2013, 11:01AM

Stateline’s interactive map gives a state-by-state breakdown of the 47 million people effected by the November 1 cuts to SNAP.

Topics: Food Stamps, /NOW

Automatic Cuts to Food Stamps Coming This Week

Automatic Cuts to Food Stamps Coming This Week

by Von Diaz on October 30 2013, 5:21PM

A scheduled $5 billion will be cut from federal SNAP benefits starting November 1.

Topics: /NOW

Minimum Wage and Overtime Extended to Home Care Workers

Minimum Wage and Overtime Extended to Home Care Workers

by Von Diaz on September 18 2013, 12:52PM

Tuesday’s ruling by the Obama administration affects nearly 2 million health care workers.

Topics: /NOW

Bread, Bombs and a 9-Day Clock

Bread, Bombs and a 9-Day Clock

by Imara Jones on September 4 2013, 8:50AM

The president’s call for a congressional vote on Syria couldn’t come at a worst time for economic justice.

Topics: Economy, National Security, Shutdown

America's Workers Aren't Paid Enough for Their Productivity

America’s Workers Aren’t Paid Enough for Their Productivity

by Imara Jones on August 22 2013, 2:21PM

Set against the backdrop of the 1963 march’s call for basic economic fairness, a new report highlights just how much work remains.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Still Marching for Jobs

Still Marching for Jobs

by Imara Jones on August 19 2013, 10:02AM

At the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, its economic justice platform remains unmet.

Topics: Economy, March on Washington

The Economics of Stop and Frisk

The Economics of Stop and Frisk

by Imara Jones on August 18 2013, 3:12PM

The inequitable application of our laws and unjustifiable focus of the criminal justice system on people of color has always been big business.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economy, Stop and Frisk

Our Economy Needs More Action, Fewer Words From Obama

Our Economy Needs More Action, Fewer Words From Obama

by Imara Jones on July 24 2013, 5:01PM

Today’s speech is the first in a series that Obama will give on the economy over the next couple of months.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Paula Deen, an American Story

Paula Deen, an American Story

by Imara Jones on July 4 2013, 7:00AM

Deen embodies the selective amnesia that’s allowed the U.S. to paper over its racial, economic and political contradictions, right from the start.

Topics: Economy, Media, Paula Deen

How Bad 3rd Grade Math Legitimizes Injustice

How Bad 3rd Grade Math Legitimizes Injustice

by Imara Jones on June 6 2013, 8:54AM

Two months into sequestration, it’s proving a disaster. And the study that justified it still doesn’t add up.

Topics: Economy, Shutdown

Homeowners to Eric Holder: Hold Banks Accountable

Homeowners to Eric Holder: Hold Banks Accountable

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 20 2013, 3:46PM

Protests outside the Justice Department are demanding prosecutions of banks responsible for the foreclosure crisis.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

New York Attorney General Investigates Fast Food Wage Theft

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 16 2013, 4:42PM

New York State’s attorney general is investigating claims of widespread wage violations by NYC’s fast food restaurants.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Racial Wealth Divide: Why Housing Matters [Infographic]

The Racial Wealth Divide: Why Housing Matters [Infographic]

by Jamilah King on May 6 2013, 11:05AM

We hear a lot about the racial wealth divide. Now we can see it.

Topics: /NOW

How Public Policy Built The Racial Wealth Divide

How Public Policy Built The Racial Wealth Divide

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 3 2013, 11:55AM

Ta-Nehisi Coates writes on a foul 1950’s housing market practice that ropped black wealth and helped set the conditions for the current racial wealth gap.

Topics: /NOW

Major Companies Rely On Underground Labor Brokers That Charge Workers High Fees

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 1 2013, 5:16PM

Some of the country’s biggest temp agencies and high profile companies regularly delegate hiring and employment services to a network of underground labor brokers that charge workers obligatory fees for rides to their jobs and to cash checks. The fees…

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Unregulated Lenders Now Target Pensioners

Unregulated Lenders Now Target Pensioners

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 30 2013, 4:43PM

Predatory “pension advance” companies are hawking high interest loans to aging Americans. People of color are set up to take the worst hit.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Last Month's Good Job Numbers Still Spell Trouble for Blacks and Latinos

Last Month’s Good Job Numbers Still Spell Trouble for Blacks and Latinos

by Imara Jones on March 8 2013, 10:08AM

Don’t break out the fireworks yet.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

We're Hooked on 'Growth,' But It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

We’re Hooked on ‘Growth,’ But It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

by Imara Jones on March 8 2013, 8:24AM

Three more equitable alternatives to modern capitalism’s self-destructive values.

Topics: Economy

What's 'Sequestration' Mean in Real Life?

What’s ‘Sequestration’ Mean in Real Life?

by Imara Jones on February 20 2013, 9:50AM

An explanation of the trillion-dollar budget cuts that are set to begin in a matter of days.

Topics: Economy, Shutdown

What the Treasury Really Needs is People Power, Not Just Jack Lew

What the Treasury Really Needs is People Power, Not Just Jack Lew

by Imara Jones on January 11 2013, 11:05AM

No one can argue that Lew isn’t infinitely qualified for the job. But given Lew’s nomination, we’re not likely to get a Treasury Secretary who fights for everyone’s economic opportunity.

Topics: /NOW

Pages: 1 2