Today we see a whitewashed version of King’s legacy, an image rehabilitated for white consumption and black mollification.
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Jobless rates among working-age men have been growing nationwide for decades now, especially in the Eastern Heartland.
NYT’s obituaries for remarkable women who left indelible marks but were nonetheless overlooked.
Democrats are teaming with Republicans to rollback Dodd-Frank regulations.
A study found that minorities are denied mortgages more than whites, even when accounting for income and other factors.
The resignation of National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn costs banks a top ally in the Trump administration and will likely further slow agency appointments.
S. 2155, expected to clear the Senate in the coming days, is a banker’s wishlist.
If passed, it would be the most substantial weakening of the regulations put in place by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that strengthened financial regulations.
The study, examining granular data on cab rides released by New York’s taxi regulator, singles out lunchtime trips between the New York Fed and the major offices of six banks.
This week, the Senate is expected to pass a bill to roll back some Dodd-Frank provisions on smaller banks with bipartisan support — except from virtually every 2020 presidential hopeful.
Survivors of the Parkland massacre are getting a crash course in civics, and learning that corporations are more responsive to customer concerns than lawmakers are to their constituents.
Valerie Wilson of the Economic Policy Institute discusses EPI’s new report on the economic inequality gap for African Americans, 50 years after the Kerner Commission.
The lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Houston by the local chapters of the NAACP and LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, alleges that Capital One violated federal fair housing and credit laws.
The first of its kind in the US, a Portland housing-assistance policy is an effort to atone for the sins of gentrification
Rollbacks to Dodd-Frank are expected to pass, thanks in no small part to Democrats in Congress.