Economy

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Broadcasting Hate: How Trump Used the FCC to Punish the Poor [OPINION]

Erin Shields of Center for Media Justice and Lucia Martinez of Free Press break down what they call the Trump administration’s “war on the poor.”

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STUDY: Women of Color Living in Poverty Face Highest Risk of Eviction

A new report from Eviction Lab explores who is experiencing housing insecurity in the United States.

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New Journal Reimagines Approach to Eradicating Poverty

The proposed policies could help lift 23.3 million people of color out of poverty.

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New Book 'Cycle of Segregation' Examines How Invisible Forces Reinforce Housing Inequity

Colorlines talks to authors Maria Krysan and Kyle Crowder about how invisible forces, such as social networks and personal experiences, contribute to residential segregation.

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Dizzying Week of Dialogue Over Immigration Still Leaves Democrats and Republicans Far Apart

The White House fumes over DACA ruling, while Congress debates a deal for Dreamers and comprehensive reform.

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Will Congress Shut Down the Government For the Dreamers?

Top Democrats say they won’t vote for a year-end funding bill to keep the federal government running unless it includes provisions to protect young immigrants from deportation.

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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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Kellogg's Pledges New Design for Corn Pops Box with Lone Brown Janitor

So racism is a thing in Corn Pops land, too?

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The Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival Moves Black Distillers, Vintners and Brewers From the Margins

When Chanel Turner founded Fou-Dré in 2009, she became the first Black woman to run a vodka company. Now she’s creating community with her Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival, which enters its second year this weekend. 

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REPORT: Black Women Are Fastest Growing Group of Female Entrepreneurs

A new report from Nielsen puts numbers to Black women’s consumer, entrepreneurial and advocacy power in the 21st century.

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City of Chicago Deposits $20 Million With Only Remaining Local Black-Owned Bank

Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan Association was founded during the Great Depression.

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This Black-Led 'Hood Incubator' Aims to Cultivate More Marijuana Entrepreneurs of Color

The Hood Incubator blends organizing tactics with legal and educational support and business connections to develop pathways for Black and Brown people who are typically frozen out of the growing legal weed economy.

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WATCH LIVE: Trump Administration Breaks Down 2018 Budget Proposal

How will it impact you?

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New Website IDs Corporations Profiting From the Abuse of Communities of Color

BackersOfHate.org documents Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Uber and more companies’ ties to the Trump Administration and policies that negatively impact poor people of color.

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How Trump's Proposed Budget Will Impact People of Color

We went through the budget line by line, so you don’t have to.

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Take the 2017 Colorlines Reader Survey. Then Get Free Stuff!

Please take our first reader survey in many years. There’s good music in it for you.

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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.