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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

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Crescendo Project at the Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE) released a new report on Wednesday, the anniversary of the infamous U.S. Muslim Ban, titled the “United States of Islamophobia”, exposing corporate ties in all

Opinion polls suggest the competition for the crucial voting bloc will be far more intense than in 2008 and 2016 Kamala Harris addresses the crowd at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on 22 June in South Carolina

Trump kicks off his re-election bid in Florida this week, but the insurgent is now the incumbent. Will his time as president change his strategy? When Donald Trump launches his presidential re-election campaign this week, he will do it at

An ambitious housing bill sparks debate over the best way to build more and bring down prices. Opponents of SB 50 gather as lawmakers discuss the bill in Sacramento, California. “Everyone hates SB 50—everyone hates it,” said California state Sen.


Democrats push financial inclusion as 2020 election race heats up

Pete Shroeder, Anna Irrera

Mar 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boosting access to the U.S. banking system is emerging as a prominent theme as Democrats tap discontent over income inequality ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Following the 2008 financial crisis, many banks pulled back from their

A Real ‘World-Class City’ Takes Care of Its People

Saqib Bhatti

Feb 2019

Chicagoans have a history of coming together to improve our communities. We believe that if everyone does their part, we can make life better for all of us. Whether it’s helping dig out our neighbors’ cars after a snowstorm or

The world’s largest bookstore has a neo-Nazi problem. Amazon is ready to let people develop their own Alexa apps, getting its customers to create games, lectures, and other voice-controlled experiences that can expand what its virtual assistant can do. There