Economic Justice

Congress to Introduce Legislation to Double Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 21, 2015 4:13PM

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will introduce a bill in Congress to up the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Topics: /NOW, Labor, Politics, Economic Justice

10 Assata Shakur Quotes to Celebrate Her 68th Birthday

by Sameer Rao on Jul 16, 2015 5:34PM

Assata Shakur has had an indelible influence on contemporary anti-racist activism. (#AssataTaughtMe, anyone?)

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

Report: White Men Make Up 79% of the Elected Prosecutors Who Decide on Criminal Charges

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 8, 2015 3:06PM

Elected prosecutors decide when and how to bring criminal charges—and they are overwhelmingly white and male.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Politics, Economic Justice

Report: Future Generations of Black People Will Feel Great Recession Pain

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 23, 2015 1:07PM

An ACLU study finds that the Great Recession not only negatively impacted black homeowners' current wealth—but threatens to hurt future generations,' too.

Topics: /NOW, Economic Justice, Economy

New Anti-Abortion Billboards Give Reproductive Justice Activists Déjà Vu

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Jun 17, 2015 11:00AM

Citing racism, black reproductive justice groups are rallying against a spate of anti-abortion billboards going up in the South.

Topics: Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

NYC Approves Bill That Removes Felony Conviction Check Box From Job Applications

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 12, 2015 3:21PM

New York City joins the ranks of 100+ cities and 17 states that prohibit companies from asking applicants about their criminal record before making a job offer.

Topics: /NOW, Labor, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Economy

Ella Taught Me: Shattering the Myth of the Leaderless Movement

by Barbara Ransby on Jun 12, 2015 1:56PM

It’s in vogue to call the new movement to end police violence against black civilians leaderless. Historian and veteran activist Barbara Ransby argues that it has many leaders in the Ella Baker tradition—and that Twitter won't save us. 

 

Topics: Police Violence, Labor, History, Media, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Livestream - TEDxPhiladelphia 2015: "And Justice for All"

by Sameer Rao on Jun 10, 2015 2:31PM

The TEDxPhiladelphia event brings 14 speakers and three musical guests together to address the topic of justice. 

Topics: /NOW, Media, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

MSNBC: Rinku Sen Discusses Wall Street Corruption Adding To Racial Wealth Gap

by Kat Lazo on May 23, 2015 1:56PM

Sen, Colorlines' publisher and Race Forward's executive director, joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel to discuss how Wall Street corruption adds to the racial wealth gap. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Media, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

ICYMI: Jay Z Calls Out Tidal Competitors, Name Checks Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray in Freestyle

by Qimmah Saafir on May 20, 2015 11:17AM

The music-streaming service owner also criticizes black people who are skeptical of his new effort but support Nike, Apple and Spotify

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Arts & Culture, Economic Justice