The federal minimum wage has not been raised in 10 years, the longest period without an increase since the program was implemented.Read more
Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
As anti-extraction protests gain momentum, government responds with threats of federal prison time for those who interfere with the fossil fuel industry.Read more
Residents of Eight Mile, Alabama await a HUD ruling on a dangerous gas leak. Meanwhile, NCRC and the South Alabama Center for Fair Housing evaluate other legal options to secure compensation for the community.Read more
The wealthy feel aggrieved by the presence of homeless folks, yet they’re the ones driving the affordable housing crisis.Read more
Billionaires have become a protected class, employing the brightest graduates to defend and multiply their assets and privileges. Don’t help them exacerbate inequality.Read more