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State of Working Arkansas

It’s been more than a decade since the Great Recession officially ended, and unemployment rates across the nation have reached historic lows. That’s also true in Arkansas, where the unemployment rate averaged 3.8 percent in 2018 based on an...

Times are still tough for minority families

In Arkansas, too many families of color struggle to make ends meet. Arkansas families as a whole experience hard times with nearly one of every five persons living below poverty. But income disparities for communities of color are disproportionately...

Survey on racial profiling needs your help

From our friends at the Catholic Charities of Arkansas: The Arkansas Task Force on Racial Profiling is to serve as a forum for dialogue to promote awareness and understanding of racial profiling between the public, law enforcement agencies, and...

Juneteenth – Freedom through education

Today is Juneteenth, a day to celebrate the promise of freedom to black children and families throughout the United States. Though the freedom we celebrate today was provided by the Emancipation Proclamation more than 150 years ago, we still...