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

More People Moved in the Foreclosure Crisis Than During the Great Migration

by Julianne Hing on May 11, 2015 4:06PM

What if we thought about the foreclosure crisis as a migration issue, and not just as a housing one?

Topics: /NOW, Society, Economy

Five Questions for Mary Carmen Farfan, A Fasting Fast Food Worker

by Julianne Hing on Apr 26, 2015 10:41PM

Farfan works at Burger King in Los Angeles. She's fasting for 15 to call attention to anational push for a $15 minimum wage.

Topics: Economy

Victories (and Setbacks) in the Big Fight for Fair Wages

by Julianne Hing on Apr 16, 2015 6:42PM

Tallying up the wins and unfinished work in the fight for a $15 minimum wage.

Topics: Economy

McDonald's Workers Win Pay Raise

by Carla Murphy on Apr 1, 2015 4:29PM

Increases won't apply to majority of company's fast food workers, however

Topics: /NOW, Economy

Record Number of New York City Children Face Homelessness

by Julianne Hing on Mar 20, 2015 4:41PM

And black and Latino children are disproportionately affected.

Topics: /NOW, Economy