Economic Equity

San Francisco Police Called on Man for Doing Business While Black

He had to show the police his store key and ID just to prove that it was actually his business. He also told the police that he was talking with the security agency on the phone that time. The following days, Gourmonade would sell out of stock.

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Why the War on Poverty in the Us Isn’t Over, in Four Charts

One perspective identifies certain categories of poor as more deserving of assistance because they are victims of circumstance. These include children, widows, the disabled and workers who have lost a job. Other individuals who are perceived to have made bad choices…

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America Is in the Middle of a Battle Over the Meaning of Words Like ‘Diversity’

We see more rhetorical battles over the meanings of key terms during moments of transition and upheaval. The instability in our understanding of the meaning of “diversity” reflects the nation’s actual instability.

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‘Traveling While Black’ Guidebooks May Be out of Print, but Still Resonate Today

Modeled after the international advisories issued by the U.S. State Department, the NAACP statement cautioned travelers of color about the “looming danger” of discrimination, harassment and violence at the hands of Missouri law enforcement, businesses and citizens.

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Many Black Entrepreneurs Have These 10 Myths and Misconceptions About Business Credit

Many African Americans are denied business loans when they go to apply at major banks and credit unions, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that they can not get access to business credit. There are many other alternatives such as community-based specialists…

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Entrepreneur Lands Smart Technology Contract With Mobi — in Negotiations With Philadelphia!

A recent report on traffic in City Center Philadelphia is echoing the systemic problem of traffic congestion and demand that must be addressed in order to properly prepare Philadelphia for the necessary mobility developing today.

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Jury Reform Initiative to Address Police Misconduct and Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System

We are not suggesting that persons of different races cannot be fair and impartial jurors; however, we must understand that there are inherent biases that do not go away at the courtroom doors. We do not always share the same reality and a diverse jury pool…

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Master the Mindset for Sales Success with Wendy Y. Bailey’s New Book, “I Charge for That”

“In the book, I teach you how to showcase how you solve your customers’ problems in simple terms that encourage them to say yes and invest in you,” said Bailey. Bailey breaks down tangible and easy ways readers can apply her five-steps…

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Father and Daughter “Rock the Crown” at Essence Music Festival

Daddy’s Little Princess derived from a conversation Morgan had with her dad and co-author G.Todd Taylor about the lack of diversity seen in children’s books about royalty.

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Does Thinking You Look Fat Affect How Much Money You Earn?

Two things people often think about are money and their appearance. Past research has shown that there is a correlation between the two: People subjectively considered attractive earn more.

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When Race Triggers a Call to Campus Police

This isn’t fiction. It happened to one of us. We are researchers with a keen interest in how race comes into play during day-to-day interactions with police both in and outside of college campuses.

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Emmett Till’s Life Matters – Some Measure of Justice Might Ultimately Prevail

Today, all of the people directly involved in Till’s murder are dead – save for one: Carolyn Bryant Donham. Eighty-four years old and living with family in Raleigh, North Carolina, FBI investigators and federal prosecutors have had their eyes on Bryant-Donham for several years.

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