Mind the Gap - Because economic inequality in the U.S. is too big to ignore.

State of the Dream 2015: Underbanked and Overcharged

January 16, 2015 — Mike L
post icon

This Martin Luther King, Jr. day, UFE is excited to release it's annual State of the Dream Report, titled "Underbanked and Overcharged." This report finds that access to banks in communities of color cost each unbanked household $3,029 per year, taking $103 billion out of the communities that need it most.

Fear < Hope: A Letter from our Board Chair

December 31, 2014 — Mike L
post icon

You and UFE know that 2015 is going to be a challenging year. But all over the country people are rising up - workers, young people, artists, activists and educators - challenging economic and racial oppression and building grassroots power. 

Imagine

November 21, 2014 — Mike L
NALACC Conference

“We are often told we need to accept the world as it is.” Organizers and activists gathered from around the country, as well as from Mexico and Central America, to reflect on ten years of work together and to chart a path towards a world as we imagine it should be.

Next Tuesday, let your principals guide you

October 30, 2014 — Michael Young
post icon

Next week, on November 4th another election day will be upon us.  While we do not believe that voting alone will bring about the change that we need to achieve economic justice, it is one step towards building a movement that is needed for radical change to occur. And let’s not be fooled—radical change is needed in this country.

United With Ferguson: Racial Divides and Wealth

August 27, 2014 — Mike L
post icon

For the past few weeks, the nation’s attention has focused on an unlikely epicenter of race relations, a Quik-Trip convenience store about fifteen miles north of St. Louis. It was there that 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was gunned down by a white police officer, and it is there that a groundswell of sympathy and frustration has prompted the community, and nation, to act. The town of Ferguson was rocked by this tragic event, and has responded in an incredible way – by organizing.

Syndicate content