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DACA activists celebrate in front of the Supreme Court after the court rejected President Donald Trump's effort to rescind the program.

DACA activists celebrate in front of the Supreme Court after the court rejected President Donald Trump's effort to rescind the program. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

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Race and Economy

"For too long, economists have dodged the issue of racism and discrimination"

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jun 18, 2020
In an “open letter to economists,” Howard University professor and Chief Economist for the AFL-CIO William Spriggs asked his fellow economists to consider how the profession views race.

Supreme Court rules in favor of DACA, for now

by Andy Uhler Jun 18, 2020
But the Supreme Court’s decision today was narrow. The Trump administration or Congress could renew efforts to end the program.
Race and Economy

Historically Black colleges get a $120 million gift. They need it.

by Erika Beras Jun 18, 2020
The co-founder of Netflix and his wife hope their donations will help “reverse generations of inequality.”
COVID-19

Some businesses now have an easier way to apply for PPP loan forgiveness

by Justin Ho Jun 18, 2020
The SBA and the Treasury Department released a streamlined forgiveness application for PPP loans this week.
Kai Explains

What's behind the national debt?

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Jun 17, 2020
We look into how the government borrows money and what it means in the long run.
Race and Economy

An updated Community Reinvestment Act faces criticism

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jun 18, 2020
Activists are concerned that a new rule could weaken banks' partnerships with their communities.

U.S. walks out on global digital tax negotiations

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jun 18, 2020
The move escalates a trade dispute over how much tech companies can be taxed outside their home countries.

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Sundress Butcher Brown
Beat Goes On Pete Rock
Space is the Place Ezra Collective
No Room Madison McFerrin
Nightrider Tom Misch, Yussef Dayes, Freddie Gibbs
U Mean I'm Not Black Sheep

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