Contrary to what many people believe, the U.S.-Mexico border is not the wild, wild southwest border; it is a modernized 21st century border that is rich in trade and economic opportunities. I represent a part of the United States where trade has become a part of daily life.
Dr. Algernon Austin is the Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at the Economic Policy Institute. As the director of PREE, Dr. Austin oversees reports and policy analysis in the economic condition of America's people of color.
Shaun Donovan, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, discusses neighborhood stabilization, housing counseling, refinancing and other measures offered by HUD to support Latinos and communities across the United States.
U.S. Representative Charles A. Gonzalez, Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, on fixing the housing crisis and creating wealth and jobs for Latino communities across the United States.
The steep drop in stocks since passage of the ill-fated debt deal indicates that even markets understand the disastrous consequences of what has just occurred.
Congressman William "Lacy" Clay Jr. discusses the importance of social security policies, the retirement age for social security and economic disparity.
Social Security has kept so many people of color out of poverty. Barbara Lee addresses the issues of social security and offers ideas for the pathway out of poverty for people of color.
Representative Melvin Watt of North Carolina explains why social security is important for African Americans and why public policy and programs that address economic disparity and income security are vital to economic health.
The national mood is sour and it is not because Americans think that Social Security is driving the country into bankruptcy -- as many fiscal hawks in Congress and their parrots in the media would have you believe.