Press Archive - Action Center on Race and the Economy

In early December, U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres stood at a lectern embossed with the congressional seal in his district office in the Bronx, staring with his head cocked at a line of local news cameras.  Read the full story here.

Equipment used to detect gunshots, identify crime hotspotsCritics say tools disproportionately used in minority areas    Source: Bloomberg By Emily Birnbaum December 6, 2022 at 10:55 AM PST Technology companies including Microsoft Corp.Motorola Solutions Inc. and Palantir Technologies

A coalition of 22 organizations is calling on T-Mobile to end its work with the Department of Defense providing cell service to the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base and detention camp. Read the full story here. T-Mobile has worked with the

The Nation

Why the Left Needs to Change How It Fights

Lucy Dean Stockton

Oct 2022

Bree Carlson, the new executive director of ACRE, discusses the struggle for racial and economic justice in a world of global capital. Read the full story here. The left, says Bree Carlson, needs to rethink its strategy. Tired of fighting

Yes! Magazine

An Abolitionist Makes a Case for “No More Police”

Sonali Kolhatkar

Oct 2022

The demand to “defund the police” asks politicians to go beyond platitudes and actually end the violence of policing, shifting resources in ways that promote the redistribution of wealth. Read the full story here. he phrase “defund the police” entered

Nonprofit Quarterly

Critical Race Feminism and Common Good Unionism

Stacey Davis Gates et al

Sep 2022

This article is the fourth installment in our series co-produced by Bargaining for the Common Good and NPQ, titled Building a Movement for the Common Good. In this series, we learn how and why Bargaining for the Common Good

More than 100 protestors gathered at the National Multifamily Housing Council’s annual fall conference.They demanded that lawmakers “stop opposing tenant protections at the behest of real estate groups and developers.”  Protestors told Insider they are just getting started.  Read the

The trillion-dollar conglomerate’s new show, based on user clips from digital doorbell division Ring and hosted by Wanda Sykes, is blasted by privacy advocates and Democrat Ed Markey: “This is no ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’” Read the full story here.

Private equity money is pouring into the Phoenix real estate market, turning first-time homebuyers into renters. Read the full story here. Javier Vidana started out as a real estate agent in 2013, when Arizona’s Salt River Valley seemed wide open.

Bloomberg

Crypto Gifts Surge 1,082% at Fidelity’s Philanthropic Powerhouse

Ben Steverman and Sophie Alexander

Feb 2022

Donors can avoid capital-gains tax on non-cash investmentsLargest U.S. grant-maker has faced scrutiny as assets balloonRead the full story here. As cryptocurrencies boomed last year, boosting the wealth of investors in the asset class, so did the amount of