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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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The Murderous Scam White Elites Have Perpetrated on Blacks and Whites for at Least 4 Centuries

By Chauncey DeVega The idea of “whiteness” as a strict racial category superior to others is an invention of Europeans, who needed to legitimate and normalize a system of white on black chattel slavery, global empire, and colonialism as being … Continue reading

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Kids Respond to Child Hunger

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I am a cook in the US Senate but I still need food stamps to feed my children

By Bertrand Olotara Every day, I serve food to some of the most powerful people on earth – including many of the senators who are running for president: I’m a cook for the federal contractor that runs the US Senate … Continue reading

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Gary Haugen: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now

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The Liberty to Feed the Poor

Conor Friedersdorf On the night she was ticketed, Chef Joan Cheever’s menu included fresh vegetable soup, lamb meatballs over wheat pasta, braised Southern greens, and a salad with roasted beets. She plans to appear in a San Antonio court to … Continue reading

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Crack, The CIA And Black America’s Drug Crisis

By Charlene Muhammad The film “Kill the Messenger” rekindled interest and outrage over CIA ties to drug trafficking and the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic that devastated neighborhoods, destroyed families and led to the imprisonment of thousands from Black communities across … Continue reading

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The Racial Wealth Gap in America

How can America become more financially equitable for all?

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The Numbers Are Staggering — The US Is a ‘World Leader’ in Child Poverty

By Paul Buchheit America’s wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent. Financier and CEO Peter Schiff said, … Continue reading

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Black America Is Still In A Deep Recession

By Bryce Covert The economy has experienced 12 straight months of job growth above 200,000 and the overall unemployment rate has dropped 5.5 percent. But the recovery isn’t such great news for black Americans. The unemployment rate for black people … Continue reading

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