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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

America Should Leave the Creation of Permanent Underclasses in Its Past

Immigrant rallyThroughout our nation’s history, Congress has used the law to exclude groups of people from full U.S. citizenship. We shouldn’t allow it to make that mistake again with our nation’s undocumented immigrants.

by Aviva Shen | Monday, February 11, 2013

Immigrants Are Makers, Not Takers

Immigration activistsDespite outlandish claims from immigration reform opponents, immigrants provide a net benefit to the American economy.

by Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Patrick Oakford | Friday, February 8, 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

Top 5 Reasons Why Citizenship Matters

Immigration reform rallyMore than permanent legal status, providing a path to citizenship would bolster the U.S. economy and society.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Thursday, January 10, 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

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