Economy

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WATCH: Activists Explain Why Proposed 'Right-to-Work' Bill Is Bad Business

Good Jobs Nation wants you to know why it thinks Representative Joe Wilson’s “Right to Work” undermines unions and the workers who depend on them.

People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014, in New York City. Another march is planned for April 29 in Washington, D.C.

Climate Activists Will Hit D.C. Streets in April

"This new administration is attacking the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities..."

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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."

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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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READ: Killer Mike on How to Bring More Black People Into Medical Marijuana Boom

State-level marijuana legality reforms often don't help African Americans who are frozen out of dispensary ownership. The rapper partners with scholar Erik Nielson for a new Rolling Stone essay that breaks down how to fix the disparity.

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.

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Trump Reminds Us the Racial Justice Movement Is Growing

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

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Judge Approves Byron Allen's $10 Billion Discrimination Lawsuit

Allen on his lawsuit against telecom giant Charter Communications: "This lawsuit was filed to provide distribution and real economic inclusion for 100 percent African American-owned media."

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This Pioneering Comic Shop Owner Gets Her Own Marvel Cover

Ariell Johnson, the founder of Philadelphia's Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, is the only Black woman to own a comics shop on the East Coast.

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New Report Confirms That Black Millennials Rule the Internet

A new Nielsen report says that Black millennials are closing digital literacy gaps, empowering social movements and promoting entrepreneurship—all while innovativing via digital media platforms.

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.

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Black Female Tech Entrepreneur Raises $7 Million for Renewable Energy Startup

Jessica O. Matthews, CEO of Uncharted Play, is killing it in the tech world.

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Ava DuVernay is First Black Woman to Direct a $100 Million Film

The "Selma" director is one of only three women to direct a live-action film with a sky-high budget.

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POLL: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Driven by Racism, Not Economic Concerns

It also found that where immigrants hail from has a big influence on how White Americans perceive them.

READ: A Brilliant Breakdown of Baltimore's Segregation

The new issue of Baltimore City Paper paints the picture of Baltimore's deep and multifaceted segregation. 

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Congress Passes Puerto Rico Debt Relief Legislation

Senator Nydia Velázquez: “Until the U.S. government ends these colonial conditions, there will be no long-term recovery.”

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Washington D.C. Latest City to Implement $15 Minimum Wage

Eighty percent of the workers who will benefit are people of color.

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READ: This Article Proposes a Novel Strategy to Address Market Bias Against Black Homeowners

"It doesn't matter if you're a White homeowner or a Black homeowner," legal scholar Dorothy Brown told The Washington Post. "If you're in a neighborhood that's 10 percent Black, that home isn't going to appreciate the same way it would if you picked it up and moved it to an all-White neighborhood."