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Ta-Nehisi Coates Revisits the Case for Reparations | The New Yorker

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 is a bill about reparations that’s been sitting in Congress for thirty years—but now reparations for slavery and legalized discrimination are a subject of major discussion among the Democratic Presidential candidates. In a conversation recorded for The New Yorker Radio […]

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HBCU Money’s 2019 African American Owned Bank Directory | HBCU Money

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 to change that. Hildreth is president and CEO of Nashville’s Meharry Medical College, the oldest historically Black medical school in the country. On Friday, Hildreth and about 200 Meharry faculty and medical students spent the day at Haynes Middle Health/Medical […]

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Business leaders seek to combat poverty through improving education, creating jobs | The Philadelphia Tribune

Ayana Jones Tribune Staff Writer, The Philadelphia Tribune Chamber of Commerce for a Greater Philadelphia is advocating for an inclusive neighborhood growth agenda to help address the city’s stagnant poverty rate. “The purpose of the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project is to focus on job creation across Philadelphia,” Yvette A. Núñez, vice president of civic affairs for the Chamber of Commerce, said during a Tribune editorial board meeting. “We believe that the number one solution to decreasing the city’s high poverty rate is jobs. This is really a communications campaign meant to elevate the discussion of job creation throughout all neighborhoods.” […]

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The Ultimate List of Black Owned Farms & Food Gardens | Shoppe Black

Shoppe Black Team, Shoppe Black FRESH FUTURE FARMS/ ADAM CHANDLER PHOTOGRAPHY, Featured Image Black owned farms make up less than 2 percent of all farms in the United States. According to a recent report, Black farmers lost 80 percent of their farmland from 1910 to 2007, often because they lacked access to loans or insurance needed to sustain their businesses. The report mentions the “long and well-documented history of discrimination against Black farmers by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).” It goes on to state that “The unequal administration of government farm support programs, crucial to protecting farmers from […]

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Fast Food Mogul, Serial Entrepreneur La-Van Hawkins Dies at 61 | Black Enterprise

Samara Lynn, Black Enterprise Illustration by Neal Fox, Featured Image Hawkins, a black entrepreneur in the food industry, just died at the age of 61, reports Crain’s. Hawkins was featured several times in BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. In 1995, his business, La-Van Hawkins Inner City Foods, ranked No. 45 on the BE 100s listing of the nation’s most successful black-owned businesses. At the time, the business had sales totaling $39.1 million. His company then operated 36 Checkers drive-in restaurants. He raised eyebrows in an interview with BE asserting that he would sell his company for the right price. This was during […]

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‘Black Farmers’ gear up for legal fight after appeals court setback | New York Amsterdam News

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Special to the New Tri-State Defender, New York Amsterdam News Photo by Mark Seliger, Featured Image Black Farmers and Agriculturalists (BFAA) recently hit a snag when the U. S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, denied the group’s complaint against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). “It was anticipated that the quest for justice and the cash award for BFAA’s 20,000 members for past years of racial discrimination could be won,” said Bishop David A. Hall Sr., ecumenical support advisor for BFAA. “The fight is very costly, but the dues of BFAA’s members afford […]

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Kamala Harris’s First Campaign Policy: A Raise for Teachers | The New York Times

Astead W. Herndon, The New York Times Senator Kamala Harris in Houston on Saturday, where she unveiled early portions of her first policy rollout, a federal investment in teacher pay.CreditCreditLarry W Smith/EPA, via Shutterstock, Featured Image Kamala Harris of California announced a plan Tuesday to heavily invest federal money into teacher pay, the first policy rollout of her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. Ms. Harris’s proposal, which was billed as the “largest federal investment in teacher pay in U.S. history,” marks the next step for a campaign that began in February before a crowd of 20,000 supporters. In […]

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The Impact of Structural Racism in Employment and Wages on Minority Women’s Health | American Bar Association

Ruqaiijah Yearby, American Bar Association 2010, at the end of the great recession that disproportionately harmed racial minorities and women, the federal government recognized that health disparities are caused by the social determinants of health (SDOH) (Figure 1), which are outside an individual’s control. In fact, research shows that SDOH account for 80 to 90 percent of health factors that contribute to health outcomes. One of the five SDOH is economic stability (employment and wages), which accounts for 40 percent of the health factors that contribute to health outcomes. To address the SDOH and health disparities, state and local governments […]

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