Economic Justice

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.

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VICE Launches Apprenticeship Program for Formerly Incarcerated People

The media company developed the program in partnership with the Center for Employment Opportunities.

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Shaun King Launches 'Injustice Boycott' Against State Violence

The New York Daily News columnist launched the first phase of the boycott in San Francsco, New York City and Standing Rock.

READ: Rev. William Barber on Why He Was Arrested in the Fight for 15 Actions

“I was arrested this week because it’s wrong for the richest nation in the history of the world to pay half its African-American workers and 60 percent of its Latino workers less than $15 an hour.”

3 Ways You Can Boycott on Black Friday

Will you flex your economic muscle for the greater good?

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Blackout For Human Rights Hosts Black Friday Boycott, Events

#BlackOutBlackFriday will be supported by movie screenings and panel discussions in three cities.

A group of smiling young women raise their arms during a breathing exercise at a session of the Facing Race National Conference

Trump Reminds Us the Racial Justice Movement Is Growing

Backlash only exists when we are making progress, so let’s keep going.

#FacingRace Livestream: Multiracial Movements for Black Lives

Michelle Alexander moderates a discussion with leading racial justice activists and thinkers about how #BlackLivesMatter connects with, rather than divides, the movement for racial justice. 

People wearing red caps hold power fists and signs that say "No More Drug War."

For the Sake of Our Children, Families and Communities, We Must Legalize Marijuana

On November 8, Californians will vote on Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Here's why this groundbreaking law should matter to everyone.

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Effie Brown Says 'Shame and Money' Will Bring About Real Hollywood Diversity

The outspoken producer of films like "Dear White People" and "Real Women Have Curves" described the most effective ways to bring about change in showbusiness during her keynote at the Film Independent Forum. 

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READ: Shaun King Advocates Nationwide Boycott to End Police Violence

"This country is clearly willing to continue killing unarmed men, women and children without ever making any serious efforts at reforms," King writes. "This economic boycott can change that."

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Acclaimed Poet, Rising Graphic Novelist and Native Language Revivalist Among 2016 MacArthur Geniuses of Color

Claudia Rankine, Gene Luen Yang and Daryl Baldwin join several luminaries of color as this year's awardees for the MacArthur Foundation's prestigious grants.

Two homes sit side-by-side in the Fort Greene neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

#RentersDayOfAction Kicks Off Today in 48 U.S. Cities

Demonstrations have started in New York City and San Francisco, with others scheduled for Boston and Chicago.

Sandra Bland's Family Settles Civil Suit For $1.9 Million, Pledged Jail Procedure Changes

The settlement requires that the Texas jail where Bland died under suspcicious circumstances in 2015 implement electronic sensors that ensure timely and accurate jail cell checks.

Young Black activists wearing T-shirts that say "Build Black futures" sit in a House Budget Committee meeting holding up signs as a Black woman security guard addresses them.

Movement for Black Lives Members Hit Capitol Hill to Press Elected Officials on Economic and Criminal Justice Issues

In somewhat of a pivot from their usual work, The Movement for Black Lives activists went to Capitol Hill yesterday to lobby individual U.S. representatives and senators on a range of Black economic and criminal justice issues.