Economic Equity

The Right-Wing Firestorm That Rages On – Documentary Reveals How the Right-Wing Attack

Had ACORN still been around in 2016, it might have prevented a real threat to democracy. ACORN had developed a finely honed grassroots approach to registering voters and getting them to the polls.

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US the ‘Worst Place in the World’ to Give Birth: USA Today Investigation

The findings, based on interviews with women and a trove of internal hospital records, “reveal a stunning lack of attention to safety recommendations and widespread failure to protect new mothers.” Such failures often stem from inadequate or delayed responses…

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Scarred and Battle Tested From Heart Disease, But Still Fighting

She’s flatlined four times, and suffered from congestive heart failure. She’s experienced more heart issues than generations of a family. But I am happy to share with you that she is still with us. This is my story, and WomenHeart has been a lifeline for me.

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‘Greedy Wall Street Vulture Funds’ Profiting From Misery, Warren and Sanders Introduce Bill to Cancel Puerto Rico’s Debt

The new bill—officially titled the U.S. Territorial Relief Act of 2018 (pdf)—has been endorsed by dozens of advocacy groups, including LatinoJustice, Amor Para Puerto Rico, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Alliance for Puerto Rico-Massachusetts, CREDO, and Grassroots Global Justice.

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Report Finds Flint Water Crisis May Have Killed 119—Nearly 10 Times Official Death Toll

While the case against Lyon focuses in part on the death of two Michigan men, as “FRONTLINE” noted, “Flood recently introduced a stack of death certificates showing that deaths from pneumonia in Flint skyrocketed in the months after the city switched its water source.

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“You Can’t Eat GDP”: Most Workers Are Struggling as Media Tout Economic Growth

Any administration would tout a strong GDP report like today’s, but if it’s not reaching workers’ paychecks, which it isn’t, then cease the applause and get to work on policy to reconnect growth to much more broadly-share prosperity

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We Need a Public Option for Prescription Drugs – Her Message Is Resonating

There is no good reason or justification for continuing with business as usual. We’re calling for a public drug company that allows us to keep life-saving technologies developed with our dollars in the public domain—and get them into the hands of everyone who needs them.

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San Francisco Police Called on Man for Doing Business While Black

He had to show the police his store key and ID just to prove that it was actually his business. He also told the police that he was talking with the security agency on the phone that time. The following days, Gourmonade would sell out of stock.

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Why the War on Poverty in the Us Isn’t Over, in Four Charts

One perspective identifies certain categories of poor as more deserving of assistance because they are victims of circumstance. These include children, widows, the disabled and workers who have lost a job. Other individuals who are perceived to have made bad choices…

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America Is in the Middle of a Battle Over the Meaning of Words Like ‘Diversity’

We see more rhetorical battles over the meanings of key terms during moments of transition and upheaval. The instability in our understanding of the meaning of “diversity” reflects the nation’s actual instability.

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‘Traveling While Black’ Guidebooks May Be out of Print, but Still Resonate Today

Modeled after the international advisories issued by the U.S. State Department, the NAACP statement cautioned travelers of color about the “looming danger” of discrimination, harassment and violence at the hands of Missouri law enforcement, businesses and citizens.

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Many Black Entrepreneurs Have These 10 Myths and Misconceptions About Business Credit

Many African Americans are denied business loans when they go to apply at major banks and credit unions, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that they can not get access to business credit. There are many other alternatives such as community-based specialists…

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