Flat Broke, Black Voters Want More Than Just Another Black President

Sen. Cory Booker’s announcement on February 1 that he is entering the 2020 presidential race brings the number of African-American Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to two, making the crowded primary field the “most diverse in history,” according to The New...

Enough “Free Trade.” We Need Solidarity Economies and Reparations.

“Free trade” is the modern form that imperialism takes: It is a system that protects and expands inequalities of power both between and within countries. “Free trade” empowers global North multinational corporations to continue — with minimal interference and tacit...

The Devil’s in the Details: NAFTA Puts Trump in a Political Pickle

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to renegotiate the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in favor of American workers or scrap the deal altogether. That message resonated in the Rust Belt, where manufacturing jobs disappeared in NAFTA’s...

Trump Signs Legislation Pumping Billions More Into War Machine

President Trump signed the 2019 defense spending authorization bill on Monday, increasing domestic spending on what is already the world’s largest military. This comes as global military spending reaches the highest level since the end of the Cold War. With the...

Black Americans’ Median Wealth Could Disappear in One Generation

It’s no secret that, as the saying goes, “The rent is too damn high.”Across the nation, housing is becoming increasingly expensive for many Americans. But the story of the present-day housing crisis is not just a story of rising rents; it’s also a story of systemic...