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Graffiti painted on a wall at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California, on April 10, 2020. Julie Jammot/AFP via Getty Images “Before the COVID-19 virus, 70% of our income went toward rent,” said Vanessa Bulnes, 61, her voice crackling over a

Detroit — Today, ahead of the sixth Democratic debate, 21 candidates for statewide and local office endorsed the Homes Guarantee plan that supporters say would guarantee safe, accessible, and sustainable homes for all. The Homes Guarantee was released in

Non-Profit Quarterly

Foundations Seek to Rein in Silicon Valley

Steve Dubb

Dec 2019

December 10, 2019; New York Times AppleGoogle (Alphabet), Amazon, and Facebook: Combined, these four companies have a market capitalization of over $3.5 trillion. From their economic power extends tremendous political and cultural influence. Collectively, these companies

The New York Times

America’s Top Foundations Bankroll Attack on Big Tech

David McCabe

Dec 2019

Major nonprofits and other organizations have pledged millions of dollars toward groups trying to build a modern trust-busting movement. By David McCabe Published Dec. 10, 2019 . Updated Dec. 11, 2019 WASHINGTON — Critics of big tech companies are eager to keep up

The difficulty for retailers to enforce their own policies about what third-party vendors can and can’t sell grows with online shopping. Santa Claus was depicted as a drug-user on a sweater offered by one of Walmart’s third-party online vendors until

Amazon has removed a selection of items that displayed images of Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. The products’ removal followed a tweet on Sunday from Poland’s Auschwitz Memorial, the museum that preserves the site of the former German Nazi

CHICAGO — The Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE), in collaboration with Crescendo and the Public Accountability Initiative, released a report this week that looks at the role that Big Tech platforms, Wall Street firms and right-wing media

Muslims pray during Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 22, 2019. People across New Zealand observed the Muslim call to prayer as the nation reflects on the moment one week ago when 50 people were

In a draft letter obtained by Splinter on Thursday, dozens of prominent black progressive leaders condemned the “hateful, violent, and racist threats” they said have been leveled by “self-identified [Bernie] Sanders supporters” against black leaders in the wake of the

Retail Dive

The wealth gap is a retail problem

Daphne Howland

Jul 2019

It’s convenient to blame Amazon for retailers’ struggles, but the real culprits may be the rising costs and stagnant income dragging down the middle class. This month marks 10 years of an economic expansion in the U.S. that has been