African American Economics

John Legend Wants To Improve Job Opportunities For People With Criminal Backgrounds | Forbes

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In Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Grammy-winning musician John Legend announced the second cohort of participants in Unlocked Futures, a 14-month accelerator program for social entrepreneurs who have been incarcerated and urged business leaders to be more inclusive of job applicants with criminal backgrounds. Unlocked Futures launched in 2017 as a partnership between the philanthropic venture fund New Profit and Legend’s […]
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The Racist History of Tipping | Politico

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Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, Politico An illustration of the interior of a Pullman dining car. | Library of Congress. Featured Image week, the House of Representatives will have a chance to end a pernicious legacy of slavery. Lawmakers will vote on the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the minimum wage across the country to $15 an […]
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Bank of America Launches $5 Billion Home Loan Assistance Program | BlackPressUSA

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Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, BlackPressUSA NEWSWIRE — The new Bank of America program includes down payment and closing cost assistance; innovative low down payment mortgages; grants that can be applied to non-recurring closing costs; a national network of lending professionals; easy-to-understand financial education tools; strategic partnerships with real estate professionals; and a national network of knowledgeable affordable housing […]
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A local’s guide to Baltimore | The Washington Post

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By Lisa Snowden-McCray + Photos by Andrew Mangum, The Washington Post eople from Baltimore can be cagey about the way outsiders see their city. That’s the kind of thing that happens when you live in close proximity to your more moneyed, fancier cousin, Washington, D.C., or when you’re faced with the real tragedy of crime (or just hounded about the […]
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Black Woman-Owned Construction Firm Hired to Build New Terminals at JFK and Laguardia Airports | BlackBusiness.com

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Staff, BlackBusiness.com PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOHNY PITTS. Featured Image a woman in the male-dominated construction industry could be challenging for some. But for Cheryl McKissack Daniel, who is the president and CEO of McKissack & McKissack, the oldest Black-owned and female-run construction company in the US, it always feels like home. Based in New York City, McKissack & McKissack is known […]
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Ta-Nehisi Coates Revisits the Case for Reparations | The New Yorker

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By The New Yorker, The New Yorker YOUTH & FAMILIES DETERMINED TO SUCCEED. Featured Image not often that an article comes along that changes the world, but that’s exactly what happened with Ta-Nehisi Coates, five years ago, when he wrote “The Case for Reparations,” in The Atlantic. Reparations have been discussed since the end of the Civil War—in fact, there […]
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HBCU Money’s 2019 African American Owned Bank Directory | HBCU Money

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Travis Loller, Associated Press, HBCU Money Dr. James Hildreth dissects a frog Friday, March 29, 2019, with seventh grader Keyshawn Walker at the Haynes Middle Health/Medical Science Design Center in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Travis Loller). Featured Image , Tenn. (AP) — The number of African-American men entering medical school hasn’t budged since the late 1970s, and Dr. James Hildreth wants […]
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