Black workers are paying the price in the rush to mine cobalt

Jun 13, 2024
Black labor unions in the U.S. are building solidarity with exploited DRC miners, says reporter Adam Mahoney of Capital B.
Dela wa Monga, an artisanal miner, holds a cobalt stone at a mine in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo in 2022.
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There's more evidence that subsidized jobs boost racial equity, report finds

Aug 17, 2023
"There are just a lot of positive ripple effects for communities," says Kali Grant of Georgetown, who co-wrote the updated report.
At the 1963 March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. called for a massive federal jobs program for all Americans.
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Black workers could suffer more in employment slowdown

Sep 2, 2022
"The Black workforce is the canary in the coal mine," said Howard University's Bill Spriggs. "They’re already suffering."
Black workers now account for 20% of the transportation and utilities workforce.
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People of color more at risk of COVID-19 spread at work

Dec 3, 2020
The Urban Institute says more than half of Black, Latinx and Native American workers have jobs that put them at a greater risk.
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