Members of the Experts of Color Network discuss access to investing, the harsh discipline black women face, the Supreme Court decision on fair housing, access to healthy food, the minimum wage, and using public resources to generate income for all Americans.
More than 30 diverse tech startups recently attended the first-ever White House Demo Day as part of President Obama's Startup America initiative to call attention to the low numbers of women and minority tech entrepreneurs. Obama's call to action included new public/private partnerships that promise to provide Americans with the opportunity to "pursue their bold, game-changing ideas."
Poverty's grip on America's black children has proven strong, as they continue to have the highest poverty rates with no relief in sight, according to a recent Pew Research analysis of Census Bureau data. But there is much more to the story of childhood poverty in America.
While cost is significant, structural barriers to fitness have an even greater impact on black women's health. The idea that anyone can just go outside for a run in their neighborhood makes a lot of assumptions about that neighborhood. People are less likely to take a nice evening stroll if there are no sidewalks or if they don't feel safe.
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Twenty-six years ago, the film Back to the Future II made some incredible predictions about 2015. When its main character, Marty McFly, traveled to this year, he saw a world where hoverboards and flying cars served as main forms of transportation, where people wore self-lacing shoes and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
(WOMENSENEWS)--There's a better than 50 percent chance a black woman will end up on the front of the $10 bill, according to a recent announcement from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Two frontrunners are Rosa Parks, a pioneer in civil rights activism, and Harriet Tubman, a force in the abolitionist movement to end slavery.
Five common myths that keep us from being financially set ...By Sabrina Terry It's no secret that African Americans have not been able to amass inter-generational wealth like their white counterparts. Yet, the narrative that describes the cause of this deep asset poverty has largely blamed the financial behavior of African Americans and ignored the larger structural influences that prohibit wealth building in the community.
Earlier this month, 18-year-old professional hockey phenom Connor McDavid scored five goals in his debut on the ice for the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers. The summertime prospects scrimmage normally draws little attention, but this year it drew 7,300 hometown fans. McDavid was drafted by the troubled franchise just 10 days earlier.
This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! Inequities in living conditions contribute to civil strife. That's one motivation behind President Obama's recent announcement to reduce racial housing segregation.
More than 100 days into the baseball season with the All-Star break behind us, it is time to think who's going to win the pennant. For division leaders, there is reason for confidence. Since the first All-Star game in 1933, two of three teams in the lead at the break went on to win their league or divisional pennant.
From same-sex marriage, a nuclear deal with Iran to pardoning 46 drug offenders, these are moments when we can see the government actually doing something. Of course it's easy to see the impact of governing at the presidential or Supreme Court levels, but what about all the ways our systems of government impact our daily lives?