economics

Fight for 15: Target to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an hour by 2020

On Monday, big-box retailer Target announced it would raise its minimum wage from $10 an…

State of Black America

Black Americans Saw Only Slight Increases in Equality in Last Year, Says Report

Blacks are doing slightly better in the categories of economics, health and education compared to…

A Movement to Put Black Banks in the Black

It started with an emotional cry from rapper Killer Mike in the wake of the…

Working While Black: Demographics and Destiny

The Black and Brown revolution is coming. People of color will be a majority of…

How ‘the G Word’ is Translated in Harlem

Once upon a time in the nation’s socioeconomic matrix, Black activists once took to the…

Study: Inmate Families Suffer Grave Economic Hardships

A survey of families that have a family member in jail or prison has found…

So Hipsters Aren’t the Economic Boon Some Urbanists Thought They’d Be

Gentrification Isn’t Helping Urban Economics

Remember how the creative class of writers, artists, urban cheesemongers, professional tricyclists, novelty button manufacturers,…