Economy

As Puerto Ricans Move to the Mainland, Rich White Americans Set Up Lives on the Island

Although post-Maria life has not returned to normal, PR is still attractive as a tax haven.

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How This Crazy Rich Asian Fights Wealth Inequality and the Model Minority Myth [OP-ED]

Resource Generation’s Iimay Ho: “I’ve been looking forward to the release of ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ but I’m not surprised that Warner Bros. took a bet on a movie where rich Asians show they can act like rich White people and reinforce the model minority myth.”

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Activists Demand Amazon Stop Selling White Supremacist Merchandise

The actions come on the heels of a report released this month that says the Seattle-based company’s “inadequate and poorly enforced policies” have made the sale of these items on its website possible.

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Alicia Garza On How SCOTUS' Labor Decision Hurts Women of Color

The National Domestic Workers Alliance organizer breaks down the Supreme Court’s ruling to eliminate fair share labor union dues via Janus v. AFSCME and how it will impact communities of color.

REPORT: Ben Carson's Plan to Raise Rent Hurts Poor Families of Color

Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson says he wants to raise rents for people living in poverty to push them into jobs. But a new report says his plan would force millions into homelessness.

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STUDY: Black Unemployment Rate is Double White Rate in 14 States, D.C.

A new study from the Economic Policy Institute makes it clear that while unemployment rates may be trending downward, they are still indicative of a wide gulf between the unemployment rates for Black and White workers.

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STUDY: The Most—and Least—Inclusive Cities in the Nation

See how your city stacks up.

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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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Do We Need An Economic Bill of Rights?

The American Prospect says yes: “Today, we must transcend the racial, ethnic and regional divisions by building universal policies that are cognizant of identities and intersectionality, and inclusive of race, gender, nationality, sexuality and ability.”

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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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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.

A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

READ: Why Puerto Rico's Fiscal Crisis and Hurricane Irma Are a Catastrophic Combination

The author believes Irma was the final factor in the “perfect storm” that has been brewing on the bankrupt island.

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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

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