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

Group for Young People with Wealth Raises Over $1 Million to Honor Michael Brown

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on May 20, 2015 12:00AM

The campaign, led by Resource Generation, began a few weeks after his death, and ends today, on what would have been Brown’s 19th birthday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

Harry Belafonte Talks Police Violence, Economic Inequality and More at Town Hall Meeting

by Qimmah Saafir on May 15, 2015 1:20PM

The legendary world activist spoke on the current state of the black community, police brutality, capitalism and more. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

Economic Justice Makes or Breaks Elections

by Imara Jones on Nov 4, 2014 11:30AM

Lack of economic progress may lead to poor voter turnout.

Topics: Economic Justice, Politics

ISIS and the Cost of War

by Imara Jones on Oct 16, 2014 7:00AM

Unfinished business in Iraq and Afghanistan shows us that scaling up the military campaign against ISIS will create severe costs that won't be shouldered equally by all Americans.

Topics: Economic Justice

Unemployment Stats Paint a Dangerously Incomplete Picture

by Imara Jones on Oct 8, 2014 7:00AM

The latest U.S. jobs report puts unemployment at a low 5.9 percent. But this number doesn't reflect what's really going on in millions of people's lives.

Topics: Economic Justice

Watch Imara Jones on 'Caffeine TV' Debut

by Jamilah King on Sep 18, 2014 10:45AM

If you like his take on race and economic justice on Colorlines, tune in!

Topics: Culture, Economic Justice

For Once, Common-Sense Ideas to Stop Income Inequality

by Imara Jones on Aug 13, 2014 7:00AM

In two separate reports issued over the past week, a strange thing happened in the fight over America's economic future: The nation's big-city mayors and Wall Street got on the same page about the need for broad-based economic fairness.

Topics: Economic Justice

There's Still a Long Road to Economic Recovery

by Imara Jones on Aug 6, 2014 7:00AM

Despite last week's exuberant headlines, the economy is still moving sideways overall and remains downright dysfunctional for people of color and the working poor.

Topics: Economic Justice