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Category: Business

What’s Behind North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’?

Following the North Carolina "Bathroom Bill" 11 states have sued the Obama administration over their direction to public schools to allow transgender students to use the restroom of their choice. Keisa Reynolds, writes that this issue is about more than bathrooms - it's about discrimination and stripping transgender people of their agency and right to self-determination.

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Civil Disobedience in Silicon Valley

Last week, hundreds of community members rallied and marched outside of Intel in Santa Clara to support cafeteria workers in their fight to unionize and bring the message that Silicon Valley should be a place where everyone can thrive.

Rent Control Vote is Ultimately About Racism and Inequality

San Jose's upcoming vote on rent control carries with it the possibilities of a future San Jose, writes Shaunn Cartwright. The process to consider revising San Jose's existing apartment rental ordinance has revealed a deep line in the sand between property owners and tenants, one that the council has the power to deepen or close next Tuesday April 19.

We are San Jose and We Deserve Real Rent Control

Next Tuesday the San Jose city council will decide on strengthening protections for renters, including the annual allowable increase for rent controlled buildings. Hear from renters who have faced eviction, some living in unsafe conditions and on top of that still given unchecked rent increases that far exceed any wage increases.

San Jose Councilperson Attempts End-Around to Bring in Controversial "Crime Free Housing Plan"

Today at the City's Rules Committee there will be a vote for the controversial Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program - a program that would facilitate the evictions of entire families for an arrest, not even a conviction of a crime through a new partnership between landlords and SJPD. While the housing department will be recommending that the program not be adopted after a community input process where the majority of the public said no to this program, they are also recommending that the biggest proponents of the program initiate a pilot program in Khamis's District 10.

Nahima Aguiniga: My Voice as a Woman Heard Inside the Walls of Intel

Yesterday afternoon Nahima Aguiniga and Adriana Orozco de Flores, cafeteria workers at Intel, who are organizing to unionize walked into Intel to tell management their stories as workers deserving of respect, a living wage and a brighter future for their children. Intel recently released a Diversity and Inclusion report, and its most diverse workforce at Intel – its contractors are calling for the company to step up to fair wages for all.

An Animator's Life: How Big Business Is Growing and Killing My Art Form

A young animator has seen her industry grow exponentionaly over the past few years. But is the greed destroying the integrity of the art?

The Wait - Jordan Retro 11's

Every kid has a Christmas list, but there is always that one thing that makes the list important; whether it is a Red Ryder BB gun that may "shoot your eye out," the Jordan Retro 11's is a must have item!

New America Media Launches “Soda Sucks 2″ Creative Contest for Youth

Round two of the Soda Sucks contest -- an opportunity to beat the advertisers that are ruining our health.

Same Jobs, Less Money. Why Wouldn’t San Jose Raise the Wage?

Having worked in both San Francisco, where minimum wage jobs pay $10.00 an hour, and in San Jose, where employers only have to pay $8.00 an hour, Anthony Mastracola shares his view on the impact the two dollar difference can make for youth and families.
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