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Protestor Pierre Gabriel from Haiti carries flags during a march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Times Square, called Rally Against Racism: Stand Up for Haiti and Africa in New York January 15, 2018.

Trump is wrong. Norwegian immigrants are not better than Haitians for the US economy

By Commentaries/Opinions

The Trump administration on January 18 removed Haiti from the list of countries eligible for the H2A and H2B temporary visas for low-skilled workers. The move came after President Trump reportedly called Haiti a “s–thole” and asked why we don’t have more immigrants from Norway. Here’s why Norwegians can’t fill America’s immigration needs. By Cindy Huang and Hannah Postel — The Trump administration on January 18 removed Haiti from the…

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A shantytown in São Paulo, Brazil, borders the affluent Morumbi district.

It’s Boom Times for Billionaires

By Editors' Choice

Around the world, the labor of poor people fuels the rising concentration of wealth. By Benjamin Dangl, AlterNet — Forida is a 22-year-old sewing machine operator in a clothing factory in Dahka, Bangladesh. She often works 12-hour days producing clothing for brands such as H&M and Target. Sometimes, during busy production cycles, the hours are even longer. “Last year, I worked until midnight for a full month,” Forida said. “I…

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The Wage Gap Between Black and White Workers Is Even Worse Today Than It Was After the Civil Rights Movement

The Wage Gap Between Black and White Workers Is Even Worse Today Than It Was After the Civil Rights Movement

By News & Current Affairs

The median American income is up, but black Americans still aren’t getting their fair share. By Liz Posner, AlterNet — Here’s some good news and bad news about the economy. The good news is, the median American household income is up, the highest it’s been since pre-recession 2007. The bad news? Not surprisingly, not all American households are created equal. Despite the growing trend of prosperity among family groups and a…

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A Black Woman in the Same Job as a White Man Has to Work 19 Months to Earn the Same He Does in 12

By News & Current Affairs

July 31st is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day By Valerie Wilson, Janelle Jones, Kayla Blado and Elise Gould / Economic Policy Institute July 31st is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how long into 2017 an African American woman would have to work in order to be paid the same wages as her white male counterpart was paid last year. Black women are uniquely positioned to be…

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Vantage Point Radio Show hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels – June 26, 2017

By Gentrification, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

The Economic State of the Black World Report. The International African Arts Festival 28th Symposium. The End of Black Harlem – Vantage Point Radio Show hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels with guests Dennis Dillon (New York, NY), Dr. Zienzile Dillon (New York, NY), Dr. Rosalind Jeffries (Teaneck, New Jersey) and Michael Henry Adams (Harlem, NY).

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