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Commentary: Why Infrastructure Is a Social Justice Issue
When you think of infrastructure, you probably think of roads, bridges, and highways — not social j...


Energy Security, Good Will Top Obama Agenda in Jamaica Visit
President Obama met with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and with other leaders in th...


Study Finds Black Resilience Contributes to Unemployment Rate
A study finds that persistence in the Black labor force helps fuel a high unemployment rate....


Report Explores Barriers for Black Girls' Educational, Economic Success
NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Women’s Law Center released “Unlocking Opportunity for Af...


Report: African-American Students Are More Isolated Now Than 40 Years Ago
A new report by the Economic Policy Institute states that the isolation of socially and economicall...


Report Points to Little Gains for Blacks Since March on Washington
The Economic Policy Institute says that little has changed in economic and educational conditions f...


White House Now Turning to Girls of Color
The White House plans to create a Working Group on Challenges and Opportunities for Women and Girls...


Obama Seeks to Draw Attention to Manufacturing
President Obama says he will boost manufacturing and entrepreneurship during time left in office....


Fight for $15 Protests Expand for Low-Wage Workers
Demonstrations have been planned for more than 230 U.S. cities and college campuses, as well as doz...


Julianne Malveaux to Step Down as President of Bennett College
Julianne Malveaux, the noted economist, columnist and author, will step down as president of Bennet...


Commentary: Black Unemployment Is Even Worse Than You Think
Black unemployment in May was at 13.6 percent, a six-tenths of a percent increase from the month be...


Did Cooked Unemployment Figures Help Obama Win Re-election?
Report alleges the unemployment rate's fall was due to manipulation....


Transcript: President Obama's State of the Union Address
In his State of the Union address, the president said the economy is stronger than when he took off...


Report: High Black Unemployment Widespread
High rates of Black unemployment have spread beyond the Midwestern rustbelt states that were home t...


Black Middle Class Eroding Quickly
With the nation’s economy still flagging, even middle-income Blacks are taking bigger financial hit...


Forty Reasons to Care About the Payroll Tax
With all the bickering in Washington, people can miss what the payroll tax debate means to their pe...


Obama Names New Council of Economic Advisors Chairman
President Obama names Princeton economist Alan Krueger to head the Council of Economic Advisors. Kr...


Despite China's Might, U.S. Factories Maintain Edge
WASHINGTON – U.S. factories are closing. American manufacturing jobs are reappearing overseas...


Poll: Public Blames Grad Rates on College Students
The public pins most of the blame for poor college graduation rates on students and their parents a...


Hillary Clinton Dances Across Africa in Diplomacy Marathon
On her diplomatic tour of East and Southern Africa, Clinton busts a move and pushes U.S. policy....

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