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Hoop Dreams Versus Hoop Reality

The truth about basketball isn’t what you’d expect.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Role of People of Color in the Future Workforce

Latina womanBy 2030, people of color will play a much more significant role in the American workforce.

By Angeline Vuong | Friday, October 25, 2013

Infographic: African American Voter Turnout in Virginia

The outcome of next month's neck-and-neck Virginia gubernatorial race could very well hinge on the turnout rates of black voters.

By Progress 2050 | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Beyond ‘Stand Your Ground’: Florida’s Other Racial Profiling Practices

Sybrina Fulton and others article icon Issue Brief Despite legislation against racial profiling, the “Stand Your Ground” law is just one of several ways in which Florida practices it.

By Sarah Iverson | Friday, October 11, 2013

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “Why Affirmative Action is Still Important to Latinos”

Vanessa Cárdenas explores Latino educational attainment and the importance of affirmative action.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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

Top 10 Numbers that Show Why Pay Equity Matters to Latina Women and Their Families

Latina womanAs Latinas continue to comprise a growing share of our nation’s population, we must continue to push forward the importance of pay equity.

By Jennifer Molina and Morriah Kaplan | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top 10 Numbers that Show Why Pay Equity Matters to Asian American Women and Their Families

Closing the wage gap will bring more Asian American women into leadership positions, give equal opportunity to immigrant women, and bring positive change to all of our communities.

By Morriah Kaplan and Jennifer Molina | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top 10 Numbers that Show Why Pay Equity Matters to African American Women and Their Families

Denise ArmstrongPay equity is not only necessary to promote a just workforce in the long run; it is also needed for the immediate benefit of the children and families of these hardworking women.

By Sandra Shaker and Morriah Kaplan | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top 10 Numbers That Show Why Pay Equity Matters to Native American Women and Their Families

Native American womanAs the fight to close the gender wage gap continues, it is imperative to pay attention to the needs of Native American women and their families, and ensure that they truly have equal access to health care, education, and a respectable standard of living.

By Sandra Shaker and Morriah Kaplan | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Moving Past Stereotypes in Basketball—and in Life

Lone Peak High basketballOne Utah high school basketball team is breaking down prevalent stereotypes about race in the sport and showing America that talent isn’t color coded.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, March 26, 2013

How the Ryan Budget Will Affect Communities of Color

Rep. Paul RyanThe new House Republican budget will gut the social safety net, slow growth, and kill jobs and investment—all disproportionately impacting communities of color.

By Morriah Kaplan and Daniella Gibbs Leger | Monday, March 18, 2013

Toward 2050 in Texas

Houston population book_alt2 icon Report While the Houston region has also become one of the most diverse metro regions across the nation, its growing communities of color have not equally shared in the region’s economic recovery.

By Julie Ajinkya | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rethinking How to Address the Growing Female Prison Population

InmatesClimbing U.S. incarceration rates for women continue to devastate families and communities with few societal benefits.

By Julie Ajinkya | Friday, March 8, 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