Economic Justice

A black man wearing a black vest holds up a sign that says "Net neutrality affects us all."

Malkia Cyril Explains Exactly Why the Loss of Net Neutrality Matters—and What's Next

The veteran media justice organizer, who vows to see the FCC in court, forecasts a future of ”pay-for-play” internet, higher prices and de facto censorship. 

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WATCH: Maxwell, Aloe Blacc Sing For Poor People's Campaign At 'We Are Here' Concert

Faith leaders, media personalities and musicians graced the Howard Theater stage to support the newly revived Poor People’s Campaign.

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Faith Leaders Revive MLK's 'Poor People's Campaign' 50 Years Later

Faith leaders around the country are recreating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mass mobilization of working-class people.

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These Tax Calculators Break Down How You'll Fare If Trump Gets His Way

Also: What’s next for the tax reform bill?

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ICYMI: Black Lives Matter—L.A. Brings Back Its #BlackXmas Holiday Spending Campaign

The campaign encourages holiday shoppers to withhold their dollars from White corporations and redirect them toward Black businesses and community groups.

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New Report Says Senate Tax Reform Bill Will Hurt Poorest Americans

Meanwhile, corporations and high-earners will see a tax break.

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#BlackoutBlackFriday Campaign Returns for Another Year of Retail Boycotts, Free Events

The fourth annual action combines economic boycotts with free screenings of “Whose Streets?” in New York City and Oakland.

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Motherhood, Poverty and Privacy in Trump's America

A legal scholar argues that poor mothers are stripped of their right to privacy under the conditions of the state benefits system—and that the situation could get much worse.

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Study Finds White People Wildly Overestimate Racial Economic Equality

“People will not attempt to solve problems that they are either unaware of or believe do not exist.”

Two protestors hold up signs. One of them says in Spanish, "We Have Right to A Roof." The other one says, "Housing is a human right!"

#RenterWeekOfAction Addresses Nationwide Housing Crisis

Renters across the country are staging a week of protests to challenge rent increases, evictions and cuts to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Two Black women with floral wreaths around their heads who were bailed out of  Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, Florida, by Dream Defenders on May 11, 2017, talk to a reporter about National Bail Out day.

Inside the Movement to Free People Who Are Only in Jail Because They Can't Afford Bail

Eliminating cash bail has become a focal point in the fight to transform the criminal justice system. Inside the wins and challenges of a growing movement that raises money to free people of color who are in jail simply because they can’t afford to post bail.  

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AFSCME President Lee Saunders on the Need for a 'Strong Army' to Advance Economic Justice and Civil Rights

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike by training labor organizers to tackle income inequality and racial disparity via the “I Am 2018” campaign.

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READ: This Article Explores How Gentrification is Turning NYC's Subway Dancers Into 'Criminals'

A new Okayplayer article profiles street and subway dancers of color who, once a staple of New York City’s commuter culture, find their shows restricted by police and residents who seem them as a nuisance.

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Crown Heights Residents Protest New Restaurant for Using Black Poverty Stereotypes to Sell Drinks

Summerhill’s White owner promoted her sandwich shop in the rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood by citing its allegedly bullet-riddled wall and selling 40 oz. rosé bottles in paper bags.

Sign reads: "Living wage now."

GOP Missouri Legislators Roll Back St. Louis' Minimum Wage to $7.70

Activists: “Companies can either snatch back our raise and take food out of the mouths of children, or they can do the right thing by honoring the St. Louis wage increase and paying us at least $10 an hour.”

Black man holds sign that reads: "We demand living wage fares, no pool fare, protection from exploitation, union representation."

How the On-Demand Economy Enables the Cycle of Racial Labor Discrimination

We talked to the National Employment Law Project’s Nayantara Mehta about how apps like Uber exploit workers and dress up old models of discrimination in shiny new clothes.

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Here's Why New York City's Pension Program Just Divested From Private Prisons

“Society used mass incarceration as an economic development strategy at the expense of communities of color. Today, we’re taking action.”

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REPORT: Black Women Should Be Thriving, But Racism and Sexism

Contributor and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: “Ultimately, we aim to contribute to that movement by ensuring that Black women are at the center of an economy and a democracy that works for all of us.”

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WATCH LIVE: Trump Administration Breaks Down 2018 Budget Proposal

How will it impact you?

Marchers begin their walk to Springfield, Illinois, on May 15, 2017, from Chicago.

Protestors Embark on 200-Mile March on Illinois Budget Crisis

They begin in Chicago and should arrive in Springfield, Illinois on May 30.