The approaches Facebook and Google are taking toward free speech are a serious cause for concern; scientists have found a song that reduces anxiety; meanwhile, our national debt has hit historic highs.
Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African-Americans think the U.S. has achieved the goals of the civil rights movement he led.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the African-American unemployment rate rose to 7.7 percent in January, from 6.8 percent in December.
The Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post, already the wealthiest person on the planet, gets a lot richer after the company's stock rises 2.5 percent.
In the period 2013-2016, the wealthiest households pulled even further ahead, worsening the nation’s massive disparities in wealth and income.
Your typical wage is below what it was in the late 1970s, in terms of what it can buy Yet the American economy is twice as large as it was back then Your typical wage is below what it was in the late 1970s, in terms of what it can buy.
An advocate of the idea cites numerous cases around the world in which money allotted to members of communities with no strings attached led to important gains in social cohesion.
The income, employment and real estate values measured in the richest parts of the country are pulling up the numbers that officials and lawmakers use to craft domestic economic policy.
Unless you earn enough to be able to begin to accumulate wealth, you can't get ahead. That's why kids from low-income families start out in life at a huge disadvantage -- especially children of color.