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Fred Hampton’s deep Southern ties

Many American schools usually keep their Black History curriculum on the Civil Rights Movement narrowed to just a handful of people. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks — of course — John Lewis and his heroic act on Bloody Sunday and maybe a brief mention of Malcolm X.    Most students never learn about Fred Hampton, whose story is the subject of the recently [...]

By |2021-03-17T09:41:06-05:00March 17, 2021|Blackness, Education, Feature, Video|

America’s racial wealth gap explained

On this week’s episode of Money Talks, Reckon discusses the racial wealth gap in America.  The racial wealth distribution does not correlate with the racial demographics of America. White Americans have a disproportionately large percentage of the wealth in America compared to people of color. Data from the Federal Reserve [...]

By |2020-11-04T07:10:04-06:00October 19, 2020|Economy, Race, Video|

What is wealth?

If you watched this week’s episode of Money Talks, you know we explored what wealth actually is. (Spoiler alert: wealth and money are not the same thing).  If you have a lot of money or a lot of cool expensive stuff, you might be wealthy. But you may just be [...]

By |2021-01-14T16:12:30-06:00September 18, 2020|Economy, Video|

How far does $15 stretch behind bars in Alabama? Find out at our virtual prison commissary

Click this direct link for the optimal Commissary Slips app experience. In Alabama, state prisoners say items purchased from commissaries are vital to their survival and comfort. But a Reckon investigation has found that the Alabama Department of Corrections pays most inmates nothing for the jobs they perform behind [...]

By |2021-01-14T16:13:26-06:00August 19, 2020|Justice, Story, Video|
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