Whole Foods Says It Will Stop Selling Products Produced Via Prison Labor

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 1, 2015 2:46PM

That tilapia and goat cheese your homegirl likes to buy from Whole Foods? It was produced by an inmate making $0.74 an hour.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice, Economy

Unemployment Rate Ticks Up for Blacks, Drops Overall

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 4, 2015 12:48PM

There are more than 1.8 million black people looking for work.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Economy

VIDEO: Check Out The New Trailer For Will Smith's 'Concussion'

by Sameer Rao on Sep 1, 2015 1:06PM

The movie, starring Will Smith as trailblazing doctor Bennet Omalu, puts the NFL’s problems with severe brain trauma on center stage. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Media, Health, Economy

Report: Women of Color are Starting More Businesses Than Ever Before

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 21, 2015 11:16AM

There are 9.9 million women-owned businesses in the United States, and increasingly, they are run by women of color.

Topics: /NOW, Gender & Sexuality, Economy

Perception is Reality: Poll Finds Racial Gap in New Orleans Residents’ View of Post-Katrina Renewal

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 17, 2015 4:14PM

Survey reveals that white residents feel they are recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, while black residents feel left behind.

Topics: /NOW, Economy

Latest Ebony Issue Tackles America's Hypocritical Relationship with Black People

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 4:19PM

The issue's direction is the result of much internal deliberation about how to address the contemporary American racial climate. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice, Economy

Seattle Mayor Aims to Help More Muslims Buy Homes With Sharia-Compliant Loans

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 24, 2015 1:08PM

Other provisions include removing barriers that block ex-offenders from housing and mandating that affordable units be included in new developments.

Topics: /NOW, Economy

Report: Child Poverty Rate Holds Steady for Blacks, Down for Everyone Else

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 15, 2015 4:30PM

The poverty rate for black children is holding steady at 38 percent, while the rate of Asian, Latino and white American children living in an impoverished household dropped to 20 percent.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Economy

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

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