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Here’s Why Progressive Economic Policy Cannot Ignore Race
Civil rights leaders and economists unite to shed light on a debate that has dogged Democrats.
Advancing the Power of Women & Girls - One City at a Time
Betsy Hall McKinney
Mother, social entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist; founde...
Despite the significant gains women have made over the past century, gender inequality persists throughout society. From the pay gap, to family leave, to domestic violence, to STEM education, women's issues remain neglected, even as women surpass men in college graduation and voting rates.
Has the Time Come for Democratization of the Economy?
Professor of History emeritus, SUNY Albany
Ballot Initiatives Offers Voters a Real Chance to Reduce Income Inequality
Executive Director, The Fairness Project, elevating economic f...
For too long, we've read the headlines: income inequality has reached its highest levels since the Great Depression, wages have stagnated for all but the very top and equal access to opportunity, the pillar of American greatness, is disappearing before our eyes.
25 Years Later, People With Disabilities Push for Economic Equality
President and CEO of Easter Seals
The U.S economy received welcome news recently with a dip in the unemployment rate to the lowest level in several years. But while employer hiring is robust, it is sorely lacking for at least one demographic of Americans.
A Pope That Congress Should Listen To
President, Washington Strategy Group
When the Pope takes the stage in the heart of the nation's capital, Americans will be enthralled. He has done more than any other Vatican leader in our lifetime. And he has done so with grace, energy, and determination. Our political leaders will be watching him. They should learn from him too.
The State of our Imperfect Union: President Barack Obama's Racial Legacy
Los Angeles Attorney, Emmy Nominated Producer 'Freeway Crack i...
President Obama is not the mark of the end of the dark days American racism's shadow has cast. His is a racial legacy undoubtedly entwined with his presence in a way that no President before him has been, and likely for a long while no president's will be.
What Do Americans Think About Economic Inequality?
Professor of History emeritus, SUNY Albany
Numerous opinion surveys in recent years indicate that substantial majorities of Americans not only recognize that the gap between the wealthy and everyone else has grown, but favor greater economic equality.
#BlackWorkMatters: 'It's A Fight For The Dignity Of Workers'
How a Student from the Non-College Track Became a Founder of Schools
Joseph W. Gauld
Founder, Hyde Schools
We Americans believe in equality; therefore we believe each of us has a unique potential waiting to be realized. But only some of us excel in academics, just as some of us excel in athletics, performing arts, salesmanship and so on.
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What Do Democrats Want?
Berkeley writer, retired Silicon Valley executive
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
Political Journalist and Radio Show Host
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
President & CEO of Amalgamated Bank
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
Professor Emeritus at the UCLA School of Public Affairs
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
Searching for collective liberation at http://www.risksomethin...
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
Expert on marital and family relationships
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
, waiting to graduate.
Progressive Activists Look To Reclaim MLK's 'Radical' Legacy On Wage Equality
If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland
Former reporter for the New York Times and Daily News; taught ...
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
Director of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative and Host of th...
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%
Startup CEO and Angry Moderate
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
Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HI...
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'
Chief Business Correspondent, U.S. News and author of 'Rebound...
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
Representative from the 13th Congressional District in New York
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
Co-Founder and Chief Visionary of Dermalogica, The Internation...
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
Bestselling Author, Senior Adviser, Tern Plc., Editor, Archime...
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.
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