Shows featuring Dedrick Muhammad

  • Obama Jobs Plan Bolder than Expected, But Is It Enough? Splash_image20110909-28101-1vmpurx-0
    Before a joint session of Congress, President Obama laid out a $447 billion package of tax cuts and new government spending Thursday night to help stimulate the economy and create new jobs. His speech comes at a time when 14 million people are unemployed and another 8.8 million are working part-time but seeking full-time work....
    September 09, 2011 | Story
  • "From Recession to Depression: The Destruction of the Black Middle Class" Middle-class-web
    We speak with Dedrick Muhammad of the Institute for Policy Studies about his latest article with Barbara Ehrenreich called "The Destruction of the Black Middle Class." They write, "For African Americans — and to a large extent, Latinos — the recession is over. It occurred between 2000 and 2007...What’s happening now is a depression." [includes rush transcript]
    August 28, 2009 | Story
  • Critics Charge Executed Chimpanzee Cartoon is Veiled Racist Reference to Obama Postcartoonweb
    A series of protests are scheduled outside the New York Post today to condemn the publication of a cartoon that critics say depicts President Obama as an ape. We speak to New York State Senator Eric Adams and Institute for Policy Studies organizer and researcher, Dedrick Muhammad, the former national field director for Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. [includes rush transcript]
    February 19, 2009 | Story
  • State of the Dream 2009: Report Finds People of Color in US Endure Silent Economic Depression Muhamreportweb
    The unemployment rate remains highest among people of color. Black unemployment is now at over 12.6 percent, and the jobless rate for young black men is considerably higher. We speak to Dedrick Muhammad, co-author of the new report "State of the Dream 2009: The Silent Depression" published by United for a Fair Economy. [includes rush transcript]
    February 19, 2009 | Story
  • Report: 40 Years After King, Little Progress in Closing Economic Inequality Gap Between African Americans and Whites Muhammadweb
    In the late 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King recognized that the next phase in the quest for civil rights and equality would focus on the economic divide. A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies titled “40 Years Later: The Unrealized American Dream” lays out key elements of the inequality that African Americans still experience in the United States around education, employment and wealth...
    April 10, 2008 | Story
  • Report: Subprime Mortgage Crisis Causing African Americans to Experience Greatest Loss of Wealth in Modern U.S. History Muhammedweb
    A startling new report has predicted the subprime mortgage crisis will cause people of color to lose up to $213 billion, leading to the greatest loss of wealth in modern U.S. history. The figure appears in a new report from United for a Fair Economy called "Foreclosed: The State of the Dream 2008." The group accuses mortgage lenders of deliberately targeting the poor and people of color...
    January 17, 2008 | Story