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The Gender Wage Gap, State-by-State
Feb. 8, 2016
Nationally, women earn an average 79 cents for every dollar men do. The gender wage gap is even wider for black and Hispanic women.
Black Youth Project 100 Calls for Reparations
Feb. 1, 2016
A national youth-organizing group based in Chicago is releasing its policy agenda for black America. The policy report offers several recommendations: from raising the minimum to wage to addressing predatory lending.
Ferrara Candy Settles Race-Bias Suit
Dec. 21, 2015
The Chicago-area company that makes Lemonheads, Red Hots and Jaw Busters will pay most of a $1.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit that alleges discrimination against African Americans.
Anti-Muslim Sentiments Lead to Self-Defense Classes
Dec. 20, 2015
Anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise, and Muslim women wearing hijabs can be particularly vulnerable. That has prompted two women in New York to organize an all-female class for observant Muslims.
New protections for transgender patients forthcoming
Nov. 2, 2015
Friday is the deadline for the Obama Administration to finalize new rules.
As temp work grows, African Americans push for fair share
Oct. 15, 2014
Some accuse staffing agencies of favoring Latino immigrants for blue collar temp jobs.
Gay man fights back after being expelled from Boy Scouts
Sep. 12, 2014
Tim Curran was expelled from the Boys Scouts for being gay. He sued and the lawsuit that followed took nearly two decades to be resolved.
Tackling the stigma of bisexuality
Oct. 25, 2013
How did the 'B word' get such a bad rap?
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