byon Jan 15, 2014 7:00AM
With one out four blacks and one out of six Latinos under the age of 25 without work, a generation of youth of color risks falling behind.
byon Sep 6, 2012 9:50AM
The president has a plan to end the Depression-level unemployment in black and brown communities, thereby reversing the overall jobs picture. He refuses to say that, and it matters.
byon Jul 9, 2012 9:38AM
Yes, the president must do much more, but his jobs proposals if fully implemented would have put millions back to work by now--including in hard-hit black communities. The problem is petty politics, not economic policy.
byon Jun 11, 2012 10:00AM
This weekend, President Obama took a beating for declaring the private sector "fine." But he was correct. The real jobs crisis is in the public sector, and Obama's the only one with a plan to fix it. Turns out, that's also the only real plan to deal with black joblessness.
byon Jun 7, 2012 10:11AM
Greek austerity? Eurozone collapse? What's this got to do with the financial slog so many communities of color are still facing in the U.S.? For starters, it could make things a lot harder, soon. Imara Jones offers a primer--and preventive steps.
byon Jun 1, 2012 10:01AM
Today's jobs report tells most Americans already what they already know: We're still mired in joblessness. But Imara Jones argues we should really fear the larger problem: There remains no plan for getting unstuck.
byon May 7, 2012 10:07AM
Since 2010, a new meme has spread to dozens of states: Drug testing people who apply for safety net benefits. The goal is to change economic debates into a culture war over who does and does not deserve help.