The New York Times reports on a new study that shows that income mobility rates are largely dependent on your hometown. Continue reading
Despite its birth as a nation conceived in principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the struggle for equality in America has remained a disturbing constant in our history. Bill Moyers’ body of work addresses the fights for equality in race, gender and sexual orientation, and against the economic injustice that finds half of our citizens living at poverty level or worse. With the shows, specials, essays and talks below, see how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go.
Rep. John Lewis told a Senate committee this week that new voting restrictions passed before last year’s election make it harder for voters to participate. Continue reading
The farmworker advocate says U.S. trade policies encourage illegal immigration, and that we should allow laborers to move freely over borders. Continue reading
Our interactive map of nationwide news shows how much sequester-related cuts to low-income housing programs are hurting the poor. Continue reading
The nation’s largest civil rights group is seeking action from the Department of Justice and is targeting the NRA and ALEC-inspired “stand your ground” laws. Continue reading
Read these thought provoking reactions to the not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin handed down over the weekend in Florida. Continue reading