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Economic Equality

What Do Democrats Want?

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

During the 2014 midterm elections Republicans have waged a negative "slash and burn" campaign, attacking President Obama and Democrats in general. In this hostile environment, most Democrats have been defensive and their message has been muted

Feminism Is on Life Support But We May Be Able to Save It

Melanie Batley | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Melanie Batley

Why has a movement that gave Western women the right to vote, achieved legal equality, and parity in access to jobs and higher education come to be so reviled? I have a few ideas.

Be Patriotic: Fight for Progressive Change

Keith Mestrich | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

To me, patriotism isn't just about celebrating our strengths; it's also about getting real about where we can -- and must -- do better.

Civil Rights Need Economic Rights

Jack Rothman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Black Voices
Jack Rothman

The clash between American's declared values of fairness and justice and the functioning of its contentious and uncaring economic system is a potent deterrent to racial progress.

Let's Welcome Back the 1 Percent

Abraham Lateiner | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Abraham Lateiner

If we soak the "1 percent" but do nothing to win them over to the cause of making our country more equitable, can that victory really last? I don't think so.

Mom Says: It's OK to Lean Back

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

As your mother, I know that it is SWUG (Senior Washed Up Girl) season once again. You and your friends are college seniors; you've seen and done it all. You're hanging around in sweats, drinking wine, watching season four of Mad Men, waiting to graduate.

Progressive Activists Look To Reclaim MLK's 'Radical' Legacy On Wage Equality

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Progressive activists in Chicago honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Sunday by calling for economic equality, drawing a crowd of 2,000 to a c...

If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.

Marching for a Living Wage

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 11.09.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The progress made in closing racial disparities will not continue without a focus on bridging economic inequality.

Why Equality Matters: Michael Jordan and the 1%

Ron Davis | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Ron Davis

Sadly, our land of opportunity seriously lags behind Norway, Canada, Finland and Denmark in intergenerational mobility. This kind of poor opportunity fits hand in glove with gross economic inequality.

The Future We Want: Demanding Social Justice and a New Distribution of Opportunity

Michel Sidibé | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

If the international community chooses to seize this moment to promote a new distribution of opportunity -- one that empowers people to challenge and overcome injustice -- we can unleash the potential of individuals and society as a whole to live in health, dignity and justice.

The Phony 'Gender Wars'

Rick Newman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women
Rick Newman

Do families break apart and relationships falter because men are irrelevant and fail to recognize their own obsolescence? Do men and women really tussle over who is dominant economically?

Who Else Is Mad As Hell?

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

What America stands for is now being threatened. Right now the Occupy protesters are leading the moral struggle on behalf of the 99 percent in our country.

A New Day for Gugu

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women
Jane D. Wurwand

I recently returned from a whirlwind trip to South Africa, where I spoke about microlending, financial independence, and women's empowerment to more than 1,000 women during meetings held in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Economic Inequality: The Wall Street Journal Is Just Wrong

Bruce Judson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bruce Judson

The Wall Street Journal reported that economic inequality was never really a problem, and even if it is we no longer have to worry about it. These conclusions are just plain wrong.

What Republicans and Democrats Need To Hear Continued -- Youth At Convention Speak Out

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

I've been blogging about last weekend's Equal Voice for America's Families Convention. Fifteen thousand people from low-income communities gathered in...