16 Fast-Food Workers Photograph What It's Like to Live on $7.25 an Hour

by Qimmah Saafir on May 20, 2015 11:52AM

Local labor workers in Kansas City capture the hardship of their everyday lives on minimal pay. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Labor

Columbia University Dining’s Unofficial English-Only Rule Raises Concern

by Aura Bogado on Apr 29, 2015 12:40PM

Workers and students say dining employees are prohibited from speaking Spanish on the job. One campus group is fighting back.

Topics: Labor

Virginia Latest State to Ban-the-Box on Employment Apps

by Carla Murphy on Apr 7, 2015 12:44PM

Good news for families dependent on men and women with criminal records

Topics: /NOW, Labor

Google Backs Opps for Latino and Black Entrepreneurs in 3 Cities

by Carla Murphy on Mar 19, 2015 1:17PM

Tech entrepreneurs in Chicago, Austin and Durham, N.C., will catch a huge break

Topics: /NOW, Labor

What Racial Diversity Looks Like at Starbucks

by Aura Bogado on Mar 17, 2015 5:30PM

The coffee and cream of a corporate beverage chain.

Topics: Labor

Supreme Court Hears Muslim Woman's Challenge to Abercrombie & Fitch

by Julianne Hing on Feb 25, 2015 4:46PM

The company denied then-17-year-old Samantha Elauf a job because of her headscarf.

Topics: /NOW, Labor, Economy

Ai-jen Poo: Elders and Their Caregivers Deserve Dignity

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Feb 12, 2015 7:00AM

In her new book,"The Age of Dignity," award-winning labor organizer Ai-jen Poo lays out a vision for a well-trained, well-paid pool of home-care workers that would keep our aging parents and grandparents out of institutions.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Labor

Colorlines Needs You!

by Akiba Solomon on Dec 30, 2014 11:30AM

As we approach the new year, we'd like to thank you for reading, tweeting, commenting and generally engaging with Colorlines this year. Please help us keep going.

Topics: /NOW, National Security, Labor, Economy, Criminal Justice, Arts & Culture, Dispatches, Police Violence, Obama Immigration Order

Colorlines' Greatest Hits of 2014

by Akiba Solomon on Dec 22, 2014 5:05PM

In the run-up to 2015, some of our writers and editors reflected on our favorite Colorlines stories to write and read in 2014.

Topics: Police Violence, Labor, Immigration, Gender & Sexuality, Criminal Justice, Arts & Culture, Dispatches

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

by Julianne Hing on Dec 18, 2014 4:00PM

Than their straight black peers.

Topics: /NOW, Labor, Gender & Sexuality, Economy