Economic Equity

The MWBE Imperative: Greater Engagement in Communities of Color

GDN’s objective is to inspire a community dialogue about greater political engagement in communities of color and how this leads to greater economic opportunity.

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Some Corporations Step up Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Others Have Been More Resistant

A whopping 76% of technical jobs are held by men, and blacks and Latinos only make up 5% of the workforce. Millennials, especially, are putting more pressure on Silicon Valley …

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GDN’s New ECONOMIC EQUITY Section: Solving Economic Equity Challenges Faced by Black People

Several years ago, Earl Graves (Black Enterprise), indicted Black Leaders for failing to create individual and community wealth.  During the last, nearly 60 years of the Civil Rights Movement, Black voters have empowered many political leaders …

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Debtors’ Prison Scheme Violates Core Constitutional Rights of New Orleans’ Poorest

A federal district judge on Wednesday ruled that a debtors’ prison scheme run by the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court (OPCDC) that fails to consider an indigent individual’s ability to pay court debts before jailing them violates core constitutional rights.

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3 Ways The Tax Reform Bill Would Hit Seniors Hard In Health Costs

Older Americans have some important issues to consider in terms of how the bill could affect their health-care costs. For starters, the tax reform proposal would eliminate the tax deduction for medical expenses …

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Are We Really “Woke?” Author Challenges Black Entrepreneurs to Examine What’s Holding Them Back

Jacqueline reveals that the root cause, which dates back to slavery, still has a strong effect on the mindset of many Black people today. A large majority of Black people refuse to let go of the mentality …

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Atlanta-Based Community Activist to Host End of the Year Event to Empower Black Youth

By learning to outthink the competition, Hudson says these young people will learn to respect others, think before they make dangerous moves, and give more than they take.

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Two Major Organizations For Black Professionals to Host 30th Anniversary Ebony Winter Gala

For over 30 years young urban professionals have joined forces at the Ebony Gala to raise money to uplift nonprofit initiatives in their community and beyond.

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Fayetteville State University Valuable Economic Engine for Community and Region

A study has found that Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a valuable economic engine in the Fayetteville community, generating substantial economic returns annually.

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Taxing the Rich to Help the Poor? Here’s What the Bible Says

Tax reform in general raises critical issues about whether the government should redistribute income and promote equality in the first place. Jews and Christians look to the Bible for guidance about these questions.

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How to Put Data to Work in Your Neighborhood

These data have huge potential to enhance residents’ quality of life and stimulate economic growth. Many local governments have jumped to create so-called “smart cities” that harness these data to enhance livability, workability and sustainability.

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5 Ways the Proposed PROSPER Act Could Impact Student

For the first time in nearly a decade, the United States Congress is about to take up legislation to upgrade the Higher Education Act – the federal law that governs how the federal government supports and regulates higher education institutions.

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