Economic Equity

Pharmacy Program Offers Career Insights to Underrepresented Minorities

Designed to engage underrepresented minority (URM) high school students interested in science/ technology/ engineering/ math or healthcare careers, PharmDamentals featured a panel discussion and question-and-answer session with three MUSC pharmacy alumni…

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How Black Couples Are Stopping The Money Argument

Serena Williams is shedding light on a topic few know anything about. It is a form of domestic abuse called financial abuse. Reports indicate 99% of domestic abuse cases involve some sort of financial abuse.

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Experts Say Legacy of Discriminatory Policies and Practices Fuel Racial Disparities In Home Ownership Rates

The study says Federal regulators have reinforced the negative impacts of decades of discrimination “through inadequate enforcement of anti-discrimination laws…

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San Francisco Falsely Accuses African American Real Estate Investor, Charges Her $2.5 Million

The question remains: What is Kihagi’s crime? Enforcing contractual agreements with white tenants is no crime, yet tenants have lied, slandered, and waged a campaign of harassment…

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Modern Slavery – Horrific Convict-Leasing System Exposes Dark Truths about American History

Over a four year period, up to a thousand Texas convicts were leased to private contractors to quarry granite for the Texas state capital building in Austin.  Time will tell if there are more bodies to be unearthed and discovered, with stories that need to be told.

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Convict Leasing – Exploiting a Loophole in the 13th Amendment’s Allowance of Slavery “as a Punishment for Crime”

Prisoners in 17 states and several Canadian provinces are on strike in protest of prison labor conditions. Their demonstrations are compelling Americans to understand that some everyday foods are produced behind bars, for cents on the hour…

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Jay Z, Beyoncé Awarding $1m in Scholarships to ‘Exceptional’ High School Students

Hip-hop superstar Jay Z and his wife, Beyoncé, have announced a new scholarship program that will award 10 scholarships worth $100,000 each to “exceptional” high school seniors who demonstrate financial needs.

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President Trump’s Rhetoric on NAFTA Doesn’t Make Sense for American Workers

I suppose that I look at it this way. If the neighborhood bully regularly assaults me and then one day comes to me and says that “we” should join together against some people on another block, why would I believe them?

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Demanding Wide-Reaching Reforms and an End to Slavery, Inmates in 17 States Plan Prison Strike

A spokesperson for the strike called on Americans to support the protest, noting that inmates produce many of the products people use every day in the outside world—including Starbucks packaging, state license plates, and furniture.

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Toyota’s New John W. Mack Scholarship Fund With the National Urban League Automaker Celebrates Its 27-Year Partnership

Toyota returned this year as a title sponsor of the National Urban League (NUL) Annual Conference held August 1-4, 2018, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH.

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Top 11 Black-to-School Scholarships For African American Students in 2018/ 2019

All students typically need some form of financial aid, but African American students have always had more of a need especially when they are coming from low income and underprivileged areas.

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City of Boston Appoints First Ever Black Police Commissioner

Gross is a proven leader who is trusted and respected in the community and by his colleagues in the Boston Police Department,” said Mayor Walsh. “I am proud to appoint him as the first African American Police Commissioner for the City of Boston.

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