Economic Equity

Misinformation and Biases Infect Social Media, Both Intentionally and Accidentally

Social media are among the primary sources of news in the U.S. and across the world. Yet users are exposed to content of questionable accuracy, including conspiracy theories, clickbait, hyperpartisan content, pseudo science…

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Workers of Color Are More Likely to Be Paid Poverty-level Wages Than White Workers

Although the share of workers earning poverty wages has declined over the past three decades, there are still large racial and ethnic differences in the shares of workers being paid at adequate wage levels.

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This Entrepreneur Is Raising $10 Million to Fund Black-Owned Tech Companies

Starting out a business as a minority in the United States has seemed to be challenging than if you’re a White. Marceau knows that and he himself experienced it when he founded his own idea of a start-up called Werkhorse.

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American Medical Association (AMA) to Appoint It’s First Ever Black Woman President

Dr. Harris will continue to serve as chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force, and has been active on several other AMA taskforces and committees on health information technology, payment and delivery reform, and private contracting.

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Cultural Obstacles That Spike Failure For Black Entrepreneurs Revealed By Economics Professor

Economic activist and best-selling author Professor Devin Robinson studies these trends, but realized there were additional variables lending to the failure of African American entrepreneurs that were omitted from present research.

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Motivate Moms, LLC Empowers and Uplifts Parents to Increase Family Participation in Schools

“I want to be a part of the solution instead of talking about what should be done.  There isn’t a perfect way to raise children but you have to use your village – your community, schools, family and friends,” said Whitt.

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Virginia Non-Profit Hosts Financial Mega Conference

CapCon is formatted to deliver financial hacks that empower individuals, families, and small business owners to improve their personal and business finances, build their small business, create wealth, and invest in their communities.

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Systematic Inequality: How America’s Structural Racism Helped Create the Black-White Wealth Gap

While African Americans make up just 14 percent of the population, they are responsible for some $1.2 trillion in purchases annually, It is time for Black people to stop treating politics like a taboo subject.

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Action Center on Race & the Economy – “Police Brutality Bonds” Reveals Companies Profit from Police Violence

As the costs of police misconduct rise, cities and counties across the United States are going into debt to pay for it. Often this debt is in the form of bond borrowing.

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NNPA Chairman Dorothy Leavell Leads Group that Bought Alt-Weekly Chicago Reader

Dorothy Leavell, the fiery and fearless chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and publisher of the Chicago and Gary Crusader newspapers, announced that she has led a group in purchasing the “Chicago Reader.”

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Black Press, HBCUs Key to Energy Industry’s Outreach in the Black Community

Nearly 1.9 million direct job opportunities are projected through 2035 in the oil and natural gas and petrochemical industries” and “African Americans and Hispanics will account for over 80 percent.

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Live Town Hall Event Themed “Racism in America: Where Do We Go From Here?”

Racism has resulted in a significant increase in hate crimes in recent years, it is responsible for the school-to-prison pipeline and the prison commercial complex…

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