Even when black Americans graduate high school, work full time, marry and have children later, their economic prospects are worse than whites.
As a higher share goes to the well-to-do, the household sector recycles less into spending, which slows growth.
The candidate offered a preview of her economic policies and also took some shots at Republicans in the race.
Some argue the gap is due to "women's choices," but that hides key cultural and social factors.
Getting on and up varies depending on which state and city you live in, making the American Dream a state, not a federal, issue.
Obama's power now isn't from his sensible but dead-on-arrival proposals. It's from being the vetoer-in-chief.
Many of the businessmen and heads of state who attend the annual event prefer to travel in style.
'FatCat' Tuesday highlights the huge pay gap between top executives and the rest of British society
Huge cuts to welfare widen the gap between the Haves and Have Nots amid predictions of a return to the bad old days in Ulster
Persistent cash hoarding by multinationals and the super-rich may be one measure of how seriously attempts at remedial action are being taken