Workers’ Wages Rebound From Pandemics But Not For Blacks

By Sarafina Wright, The Washington Informer. -

While wages for many Americans have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, earnings for Black workers declined in the first quarter of 2021, growing the wage gap to its highest level since before the [...]

Why Black Women Are Often Missing From Conversations About Police Violence

By Alex Samuels, Dhrumil Mehta and Anna Wiederkehr, Five Thirty Eight. -

When Lajuana Phillips was shot and killed by a police officer in late 2018, she was a mother of three children, a daughter and a cousin who was described by family as “a hard worker,” according [...]

Study Of Unionized Newsrooms Finds Gender And Racial Pay Gaps

By Angela Fu, Poynter. -

The median salaries of women and people of color at 14 unionized Gannett newsrooms was at least $5,000 less than those of their male and white colleagues, a new study by the NewsGuild Gannett [...]

SALT Cap Repeal Would Exacerbate Racial Inequities

By the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. -

A new analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy provides critical data for the debate over whether to repeal the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions. The [...]

To Abolish The Medical Industrial Complex

By Gwendolyn Wallace, Black Agenda Report. -

The past six months have highlighted the fight that Black people are in against state violence, both in the form of policing and the US healthcare system. Though the ruling class cries that the [...]

Where Do We Go from Here?

By Howard Brand, Information Clearinghouse. -

Identity politics currently is in the forefront of the United States political agenda, and things do look quite dismal in regard to wealth, opportunity, and quality of life of a significant [...]

Defending Black Lives Means Banning Facial Recognition

Uprisings for racial justice are sweeping the country. Following the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, named and unnamed, America has finally reached its moment [...]

Oakland School Board Votes To Remove Police From School

By Wilson Walker, CBS San Francisco. -

After about a two-hour debate the Oakland School Board tonight voted unanimously to eliminate the Oakland Unified School District Police Department from campuses. The “George Floyd Resolution” [...]

What Elinor Ostrom’s Work Tells Us About Defunding The Police

By Aaron Vansintjan, Shareable. -

In the past weeks, I’ve watched the news about the explosion of protests against police brutality and racism in the United States and around the world, and the resulting conversations on police [...]

Black Workers Face Two Of The Most Lethal Preexisting Conditions For COVID-19

By Elise Gould and Valerie Wilson, Economic Policy Institute. -

“We’re all in this together” has become a rallying cry during the coronavirus pandemic. While it is true that COVID-19 has affected everyone in some way, the magnitude and nature of the impact [...]

Indict And Punish The Perpetrators Of COVID Mass Death

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. -

Not just Trump, but the whole US ruling class must pay for the mass Covid death toll among Blacks because only the ruling class has the power to systematically allocate life-death chances for [...]