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Why Some Diversity Thinkers Aren’t Buying Tech Industry’s ‘Pipeline’ Excuses 

by Alina Selyukh The thing about the tech industry and employee diversity reports is they can feel like Groundhog Day: Google, 2014: “Put simply, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity.” Google, 2016: “We … Continue reading

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This Restaurant Pays A $15 Hourly Wage With Health Insurance, A Retirement Plan And Paid Leave

By Bryce Covert   Jen Piallat, the owner of Zazie in San Francisco, knows what it’s like to work in the American restaurant industry. “I worked on the restaurant floor for 30 years before I owned my own,” she said. … Continue reading

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List of CEOs and politicians invited to 2015 Bilderberg Conference in Austria

By Oscar Williams-Grut A select group of global elite will gather in Telfs-Buchen, Austria, on Thursday for a super secret annual conference where they can discuss politics, foreign policy, and economics freely. The Bilderberg Conference has been running since 1954 … Continue reading

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Weave Loans Are A Thing That’s Really Happening

We support women wearing their hair exactly how they want to. If your choice is straight, curly, weaved, or bald, feel confident about your decision and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. But I must admit this commercial for The … Continue reading

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Univision Buys The Root—Fusing the No. 1 Hispanic and the No. 1 Black News Outlets in the US

By Richard Prince TheRoot.com has been sold to Univision Communications Inc. for an undisclosed amount, the parties announced Thursday, in a deal that puts a slice of the African American market in the domain of the U.S. company most dominant … Continue reading

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New York City’s Public-Housing Crisis

By Alana Semuels For a long time, many American cities housed their poorest residents in giant public housing towers that had little going for them except for the fact they were affordable. Crime was rampant and indiscriminate, drugs were everywhere, … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s secret history of death: Racism, corporate greed & the most infamous mass-poisoning in American history

By Adam Gaffney View image | gettyimages.com Few now doubt the lethality of inequality. Unequal treatment under the law has resulted in case after case of Black lives lost, whether by gunshot, suffocation, or severed spine. And yet, as tragic … Continue reading

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Here’s How The Nation’s Two Largest States Plan To Crack Down On Predatory Lending

By Alan Pyke View image | gettyimages.com Predatory lenders thrive in Texas, where regulations are scarce on stores that offer payday advance loans and allow borrowers to put their cars up as collateral for high-cost, short-term credit. But a trio … Continue reading

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5 Ways It’s Become a Crime to Be Poor in America, Punishable by Further Impoverishment

By Terrell Jermaine Starr The criminalization of America’s poor has been quietly gaining steam for years, but a recent study, “The Poor Get Prison,” co-authored by Karen Dolan and Jodi L. Carr, reveals the startling extent to which American municipalities … Continue reading

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The Economics of Ferguson: Emerson Electric, Municipal Fines, Discriminatory Policing

By Walter Johnson Take a walk along West Florissant Avenue, in Ferguson, Missouri. Head south of the burned-out Quik Trip and the famous McDonalds, south of the intersection with Chambers, south almost to the city limit, to the corner of … Continue reading

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