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Social Security turns 80: What the program means for African Americans & Latinos

Social Security was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt 80 years ago. The pay as you go system has proven to be an efficient, secure system that supports Americans facing challenges with disability, retirement, and ...
by Adriana Maestas
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May Jobs Report: 43 Percent of All Job Gains Were Low-Wage

The May jobs report from the Department of Labor is out, and while 280,000 jobs were added to the economy, 43% of all job gains were in the low wage sector. The overall unemployment rate is 5.5%, and the rate for African Americ...
by Adriana Maestas
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With Less Than 40% of Americans Earning a Living Wage, Are Unions Still Relevant?

This week, members of the U.S. Senate, including Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Mark Warner (D-VA), called upon the Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blount (R-MO) to ensure that contractors of the U.S...
by Kristal High
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The Sunny Side of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Budget

It’s budget time, and while the members of Florida’s Legislature evaluate competing plans in the state House and Senate, the Sunshine State’s Governor, Rick Scott, is championing a $77 billion proposal he insi...
by Politic365 Staff
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Improving STEM Opportunities for Hispanics/Latinos is Vital to the US Economy

By 2044 Hispanics and Latinos will become a majority-minority here in the United States; and by 2050 the size of the population will have doubled in size. Presently, Hispanics and Latinos make up about 17 percent of the total U...
by E.R. Barnette
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2015 Job Prospects Look Bleak for African Americans

As 2014 comes to a close and we begin to write down those 2015 goals, for some African Americans the list hasn’t changed from last year: Get a Job. While the country is heralding President Obama for the lowest unemployment ra...
by E.R. Barnette
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Black Buying Power Does Not Translate to Silicon Valley Hiring Practices

There are 43 million African Americans in the United States, and by next year black buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion. In an Atlanta Black Star article, “5 Industries Black People Should Dominate Based On Our C...
by Politic365 Staff
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Wal-Mart and Others Answer the Challenge of Food Insecurity in African American, Latino, Elderly Communities

According to Feeding America African American households are more than twice as likely to be food insecure as white, non-Hispanic households.  More than one in three African American children (36%) live in food-insecure househ...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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