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Borrowers of Color Need More Options to Reduce Their Student-Loan Debt

Offering students of color more ways to reduce their student debt, including refinancing their loans, would provide a boost to the overall economy and ensure a better future for communities of color.

By Sophia Kerby | Thursday, May 16, 2013

How Pay Inequity Hurts Women of Color

African American female teacher article icon Issue Brief With women being the breadwinners in a growing number of families, pay equity isn’t only a basic right, it is an economic necessity—particularly for women of color.

By Sophia Kerby | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Why Global Economies Need to Invest in Women of Color

Ursula BurnsBusinesses owned by women of color are a substantial economic force, and as women of color are one of the fastest-growing segments in entrepreneurialism, investing in women of color is simply smart economics.

By Sophia Kerby | Friday, March 8, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

Nancy Pelosi, Nikita McFarlandSequestration will have a particularly harmful effect on communities of color, who were hit first and worst by the Great Recession and have yet to significantly feel the effects of the recovery.

By Sophia Kerby | Friday, February 22, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Why the Fight for Reproductive Justice Isn’t Over

Bettina Hager, Jeff FosterThis week marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, but there’s still work to be done to ensure reproductive justice for all women.

By Sophia Kerby and Morriah Kaplan | Friday, January 25, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Why Communities of Color Should Care About Stricter Gun-Violence Prevention Laws

Gun violenceCommunities and families of color disproportionately suffer from gun violence, and any comprehensive legislation to prevent gun violence should attempt to bring down its causes in these areas.

By Morriah Kaplan and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, January 17, 2013

Las 10 Razones por las cuales gente de color deben preocuparse por el Precipicio Fiscal

Speaker of the House John BoehnerGracias a congresistas republicanos que hicieron de la economía un rehén durante el debate sobre el aumento del límite de crédito nacional en el verano de 2011, un paquete de recortes automáticos al presupuesto federal fue establecido que entrara en vigor el 2 de enero del 2013.

By Sophia Kerby | Monday, December 3, 2012

The Top 10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About the Fiscal Showdown

Speaker of the House John BoehnerIf Congress and the president cannot agree on a budget deal by the end of the year, the resulting economic slowdown will have a big impact on communities of color.

By Sophia Kerby | Thursday, November 29, 2012

Battleground States Go Blue Thanks to Multiracial Coalitions that Supported President Obama

Miami votersCommunities of color in swing states who supported President Obama helped him get re-elected by turning out in droves.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, November 15, 2012

Infographic: Women of Color and Political Leadership

Women of color continue to vote in increasing numbers, despite their lack of representation in elected office.

By Sophia Kerby | Monday, November 5, 2012

Understanding Why Latino Voters Are Key in Virginia

Latinos supporting ObamaLatino voters are flexing their political muscle in Virginia and nationwide, particularly around issues of immigration and the economy.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, November 1, 2012

10 Reasons Why We Need Diversity on College Campuses

Supporters of affirmative action policies in a protestIf the Supreme Court decides against the use of race in college admissions, it will erase many years of progress for campuses trying to be more diverse and inclusive.

By Sophia Kerby | Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The State of Latinos in the United States

article icon Issue Brief Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby look at the successes and challenges of one of the fastest-growing populations in the country: Latino Americans.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby | Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Infographic: Women of Color at a Glance

Sophia Kerby shows that women of color are a diverse group with a variety of experiences, even though they are often portrayed as monolithic in the mainstream media.

By Sophia Kerby | Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The State of Women of Color in the United States

article icon Issue Brief Sophia Kerby examines the state of women of color in the United States at large in regards to four key areas: the workplace wage gap, health, educational attainment, and political leadership.

By Sophia Kerby | Tuesday, July 17, 2012