Tag: Economy

Columbia University

Columbia University Students Stage Tuition Strike

Angered over increased financial burdens, a move to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what they call a “flagrant disregard for initiatives democratically supported within the community,” more than 1,000 Columbia University students have gone on tuition strike, refusing to make required payments that were due to the…

2021, issues, work

The 21 Issues That Will Define 2021

2020 was a watershed year, for better or worse. A pandemic shut the world down, protests against systemic racism and police brutality swept the nation, an election led to not only the end of the Trump presidency but also to ongoing and baseless claims of widespread voter fraud — even…

Dope Whisperer Trump's Executive Order on 'Welfare' Is Another Dog-Whistle to Racists

President Donald Trump quietly signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to make changes to public assistance programs in the United States. Per the president’s outline, low-income Americans receiving assistance when it comes to food, housing and medical benefits must enter the workforce or potentially lose their benefits. The order,…

Why Ending DACA Will Hurt the U.S. Economy

President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will have negative consequences on the United States economy, according to experts and leaders in the business community. U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III announced the president’s decision on Tuesday. According to the White House,…

Americans Don't Trust Trump: Poll

Americans do not trust President Donald Trump, according to a new Gallup poll released Monday. Notably, Americans across all age groups, political ideologies and party affiliations male and female are less likely to believe Trump keeps his promises. (The data does not break down results by race.) Women in particular…

Unemployment Rate for Blacks Increases During Trump Presidency

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest jobs report, in February, President Donald Trump’s first full month in office, the overall unemployment rate decreased slightly to 4.7 percent, compared to 4.8 percent in January, and 235,000 jobs were added to the economy.The gains in employment have occurred in…