August 28, 2023, marked the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It is often forgotten that Dr. King’s dream was not only to have legal civil rights for African Americans but also economic justice for all poor, marginalized groups in the United States. One of the demands of that march was for… Read More Archived Panels from August Commemoration of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom
A Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of 1963 Historic Washington March for Jobs and Freedom (Panel Discussion) Wednesday, August 2, 2023, 1:00 p.m ET virtual panel discussion Sixty years ago this summer, hundreds of thousands of Americans convened in Washington, DC to advocate for civil and economic rights for all. While best known for Dr. Martin Luther… Read More A Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of 1963 Historic Washington March for Jobs and Freedom (Panel Discussion)
By FRANK STRICKER In the poverty report for 2021, released on September 13, there was some good news. The official poverty rate stood at 11.6% of the population. That was essentially the same as the rate (11.5%) in 2020. Amazingly, it was just a little higher than in 2019, the last pre-pandemic year. So poverty… Read More The Poverty Numbers in 2021: Is There A Better Way to Count Poverty?
Cross-posted from Dissent Magazine: >> https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/federal-job-guarantee-racial-justice-darrick-hamilton Subscribe to Dissent Magazine Works Progress Administration poster by Harry Herzog, 1936, via Library of Congress. (Click for large version.) by Darrick Hamilton ▪ November 9, 2015 The conventional discourse about racial disparity in America is a myth. It’s a myth upheld by Democrats, Republicans, blacks, and whites alike;… Read More The Federal Job Guarantee: A Step Toward Racial Justice
By Mathew Forstater, Director, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, University of Missouri-Kansas City  The 1963 “March on Washington” was officially named the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” a detail that often gets lost amid the important celebration of the general achievement and highlights such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther… Read More “Jobs for All”: Another Dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.