Economic Justice

Prison corridor

Here's Why New York City's Pension Program Just Divested From Private Prisons

“Society used mass incarceration as an economic development strategy at the expense of communities of color. Today, we’re taking action.”

Black women

REPORT: Black Women Should Be Thriving, But Racism and Sexism

Contributor and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: “Ultimately, we aim to contribute to that movement by ensuring that Black women are at the center of an economy and a democracy that works for all of us.”

Blue book

WATCH LIVE: Trump Administration Breaks Down 2018 Budget Proposal

How will it impact you?

Marchers begin their walk to Springfield, Illinois, on May 15, 2017, from Chicago.

Protestors Embark on 200-Mile March on Illinois Budget Crisis

They begin in Chicago and should arrive in Springfield, Illinois on May 30.

This Mother’s Day, Let's Honor Our Mamas With Actions That Reflect the Radical Roots of the Holiday

Keeping in mind the spirit of its origins, we offer you a range of ways to do good on Mother's Day.

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REPORT: How the For-Profit Bail System Locks Black People in Debt

Rashad Robinson of Color Of Change: “Big insurance is raking in huge profits by putting a price on people’s freedom.”

Mike Pence, Alexander Acosta, woman and two children stand near a podium.

Alexander Acosta is Officially the First Latinx Member of Trump's Cabinet

He was just sworn in as the secretary of labor.

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Your Quick Reminder That the Black Unemployment Rate is Still Too High

It’s still nearly double the national rate.

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MLK's Revolutionary Speech, 'Beyond Vietnam' Turned 50. Here's How It's Relevant to Our Current Crazy

April 4 is significant for two reasons: On April 4, 1967 we see the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King making his first antiwar speech, "Beyond Vietnam." On April 4, 1968, King is assassinated. We talked to veteran activist and King scholar Rev. Osagyefo Sekou about what that speech means today. and why King's legacy cannot be reduced to "I Have a Dream."

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50+ Activist Organizations Unite as 'The Majority' to Advocate for Collective Justice

The coalition will fight for “justice, freedom and the right to live with dignity and respect.”

A Black woman with a walker passes by a brown housing project on a snowy day

Trump Budget Shows How Much Black People Have to Lose [OPINION]

From affordable housing to college loans, Trump's proposed budget could mean serious reductions in services and programs vital to many Black lives. 

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How Trump's Proposed Budget Will Impact People of Color

We went through the budget line by line, so you don’t have to.

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Take the 2017 Colorlines Reader Survey. Then Get Free Stuff!

Please take our first reader survey in many years. There's good music in it for you.

STUDY: Ban the Box Plus Racism Equals Discrimination Against Workers of Color

A new study says that policies that prevent companies from asking about criminal records are limiting job opportunities for a very specific group of people.

Building with banners that read, "tax cheat," "wage thief" and "reject Puzder."

Fast-Food Workers Continue to Protest Andrew Puzder's Labor Secretary Nomination

“By picking Puzder, Donald Trump has shown that instead of taking on the rigged economy, he wants to rig it up even more.”

STUDY: When It Comes to Racial Wealth Gap, Structural Racism Always Wins

“Our policies continue to impede efforts by African-American and Latino households to obtain equal access to economic security.”

Sitting at his desk, Donald Trump holds up an executive order he signed on his first full day as president

Trump's First Week Begins With Executive Orders on Trade, Reproductive Rights and Federal Hiring

He's also suspended a cut in Federal Housing Aministration mortgage premiums and moved to repeal Obamacare.

The black and gray silhouette of a person wearing a hoodie is the backdrop of text that asks affected communities about how they feel about Trump taking office.

[VIDEO] Million Hoodies for Justice Has an Inauguration Day Message for the Anxious Masses

Today the youth leaders are talking to you, not President Trump.

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UN Report: Puerto Rico Debt-Fighting Measures Must Not Impact Human Rights

"The population in Puerto Rico cannot be held hostage to past irresponsible borrowing and lending."

A Black woman protester wearing a black coat is pushed out of a Senate office building by a White policeman

When and Where to Watch Senate Confirmation Hearings for Trump's Cabinet Picks

A flurry of Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's cabinet nominees are happening this week. Here's when and where to watch.