Economic Equity

First Movie Ever With Majority Black Cast Reaches $1 Billion in Sales in 26 Days!

After being released in China this past weekend, Disney’s mega hit Black Panther has surpassed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The film has made $521 million domestically.

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Student-Led Program to “Innovate Against Hate” Promoting Values of Fairness, Equity and Inclusion

New York – The ADL: Innovate Against Hate (Hashtag = #InnovateAgainstHate) campus challenge is currently underway across

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Black Millionaire New Book – Ella’s Golden Eggs: How to Conquer Real Estate and Never Be Broke Again

Black Millionaire and retired real estate investor Ella M. Coney shares her experiences, her lessons, and her expertise in this slim but valuable book. Her life has been a remarkable one, a true rags-to-riches saga. Born to a working-class family …

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‘Let Kids be Kids: Rescuing Childhood’ Managing Money by Managing Materialism in Kids

Giving in to frequent materialistic whims, which can lead kids to think that wallets are bottomless. If our children are to survive financially tomorrow, they must learn about money matters today – especially in this economic climate.

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How Youth Programs Foster Responsibility

Youth programs that include boring or difficult tasks are more likely to develop responsibility in teenagers than those that are all fun and games, according to a study of youth programs and responsibility. About a quarter of the students reported becoming more responsible.

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Spreading the Word Measuring Influence, Quality Connections and Social Networking

The study defines influence by how quickly a person gets another person to sign up as a new friend. Researchers analyzed how many members joined the same online social network over time.

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The Student Loan Debt Crisis is a Civil Rights Issue

For black students, the increased risk of defaulting on student loans is the direct result of inequities in financial resources, as well as discrimination in hiring and salaries. But one front in the fight for full equality—meaningful access to higher education—is particularly urgent.

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Giving Students the Tools to Thrive: Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship Program

That journey begins with a rigorous K-12 education. Nearly half of all Black children who begin kindergarten do not graduate from high school. Of those who enroll in college, only 40 percent finish within six years.

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The Return of Black Entrepreneurs – A Decade of Growth

For all the ballyhoo about the role of entrepreneurs in helping the economy grow, there are precious few reliable statistics that tell us who becomes an entrepreneur, how they do it and why they succeed or fail.

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Suburbs Must Coordinate to Serve Growing Poor Population

A national trend toward rising poverty in the suburbs may be exacerbated in the Chicago area by the city’s gentrification, demolition of public housing, and movement of new immigrants to certain suburbs, the report states.

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Black Consumers Positively Impact Sales and Boost US Economy

Black consumers are speaking directly to brands in unprecedented ways and achieving headline-making results. Throughout 2017, popular brands witnessed the power of Black Twitter and the brand impact of socially conscious Black consumers.

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In the Face of Ruthless Attacks, Working People Are Drawing the Line

Thousands of working people rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court and around the country to send a message that, whatever the decision in this case, these oligarchs won’t stop working families from realizing our American dream.

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