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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

The Top 13 Women of Color to Watch in 2013

These 13 women of color are leaving their mark on everything from politics to entertainment to health.

By Sandra Shaker | Friday, March 8, 2013

Infographic: The Growth of the Latino Electorate in Key States

Latino voters made a remarkable difference in the 2012 elections, and given the Latino population's rapid growth, its political influence will likely be greater in the 2014 and 2016 elections.

By Patrick Oakford and Vanessa Cárdenas | Thursday, February 28, 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

Sharing Love and Ideas on Valentine’s Day

Immigrant rights marchPolls show that Americans as a whole agree more than disagree on controversial issues—and on this day of love, let’s embrace this emerging trend.

By Morriah Kaplan | Thursday, February 14, 2013

Who Can Afford Unpaid Leave?

FMLA and women of colorIt is in our nation’s best interest to make sure that all of our workers can be productive members of our country’s workforce and also take care of their own health or the health of their loved ones.

By Julie Ajinkya | Tuesday, February 5, 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

What Is at Stake for Communities of Color in the Fiscal Showdown Debate?

Nancy Pelosi, Sander Levin, Steve IsraelIf Congress and President Obama cannot come to an agreement to avoid the fiscal showdown, there will be significant cuts to programs that keep many people out of poverty, in the workforce, and able to pursue the American Dream.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Monday, December 3, 2012