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.
International organizations appeal to Colombia’s highest court over human rights violations at one of the largest open pit coal mines in the world.
The acclaimed author and activist had a 40-year history with the Institute for Policy Studies, first as a staff member and later as a project leader and board member.
I borrowed modestly, worked on campus, and still had to skip meals to make loan payments — and I was one of the lucky ones.
The Maryland Democrat draws from his constitutional scholarship in analyzing the proposal that will be on the September 4 ballot in Chile.
Too many lawmakers are happy to dole out subsidies for the rich and corporations while resisting pay increases for educators.
Black students have had to take out larger loans and faced greater difficulty paying them back than other borrowers.
But it needs to be a first step, not the last.
New federal contracting standards could incentivize corporations to narrow the economic divides that undermine employee morale and business effectiveness.
The Biden administration will be spending hundreds of billions of dollars on addressing the climate crisis. But what does that mean for communities around the United States?
Cities and states are experimenting with trust fund accounts to narrow the racial wealth divide.