At Fight for $15 Convention, Workers Adopt ‘Richmond Resolution’

 64 Million Paid Less than $15 Pledge Massive Protests for Higher Pay at Presidential, VP Debates this Fall Push to Confront Combined Effects of 400 years of Slavery, Segregation, 40 Years of Union Busting; Ties Deepen Between Racial, Economic Justice Movements Richmond, Va. – Thousands of underpaid Americans from around the country and across the…

Tech’s Biggest Diversity Challenge: Silicon Valley

Tech’s Biggest Diversity Challenge: Silicon Valley SAN FRANCISCO — Can Google ever become a diverse company when most of its employees are based in Mountain View, a city that’s just two percent African-American? That’s a question one former employee is asking in a widely-circulating LinkedIn post Monday. A.J. Angus, an African-American man who worked at…

Denied: Lack of Capital Stymies, or Ends Main Street Entrepreneurs’ Dreams

Underserved Business Owners Often Encounter Roadblocks in Securing Funding Kimberly N. Alleyne Reporting on Disparities This is part one is a series about capital access challenges among underserved entrepreneurs. Lasenta Lewis-Ellis decided to study architecture so she could build a house for her mother. With that dream in heart and a plan for the future…

Law Enforcement Gaps Leave Native Women Vulnerable to Rape and Domestic Violence

  By Kimberly N. Alleyne WASHINGTON—A gap in law enforcement on Native American lands creates an environment in which Native women suffer a higher rate of violence than any demographic in the United States, according to data collected by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Census Bureau and advocacy organizations. The Justice Department has…

African-American Elders Growing in Numbers, but Who Will Tend to Them?

  African-Americans are living longer, and the number of individuals age 65 and older will triple by 2050. This population boom has deep implications for long-term medical care and the needs for aging elders. The demand for caregivers is also expected to swell. Despite the availability of nursing and assisted living facilities, historically, African-Americans have…