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Reframing the “risks” of being black

Oct 30, 2013
The National Black Child Development Institute says the conversation around poverty and success in the African-American community needs to be shifted.
Posted In: poverty, minority children

Making school meals free for everyone

Oct 25, 2013
About half of public school children today qualify for free and reduced-price meals at school. A new federal option allows high-poverty schools to feed all students at no charge.
Posted In: school lunches, Education

What is the "American Promise"?

Oct 24, 2013
A new documentary film chronicles the journey of minority boys through a predominantly-white, private education system.
Posted In: documentary film, Dalton School

As luxury housing market rebounds, new mansions are more modest

Oct 21, 2013
In some markets, wealthy owners are buying smaller and less costly homes, but they aren't scaling back on luxe details inside their mansions.
Posted In: mansion, recession, Housing

West Oakland: From Black families to tech geeks

Oct 16, 2013
The housing crisis hit many black families in West Oakland. One community activist thinks how the real-estate market is doing now doesn't match the neighborhood.
Posted In: housing prices, Oakland, Bay Area

Immigrant entrepreneurs benefit by improving credit scores

Oct 14, 2013
A San Francisco group helps launch small business owners with micro-loans, which in turn create a path to mainstream credit when they are ready to expand.
Posted In: credit, Immigration

Startups experiment to diversify Silicon Valley

Oct 11, 2013
Leaders at a few startups in Silicon Valley test out new strategies to raise diversity at their workplaces.
Posted In: startups, Silicon Valley

Just having a credit record can be an economic step up

Oct 10, 2013
The Mission Asset Fund in San Francisco leverages informal lending circles of low-income immigrants, to help borrowers eventually gain access to mainstream bank loans.
Posted In: credit, Personal Finance

'Preachers of L.A.' reignites debate over pastor wealth

Oct 9, 2013
A new show on Oxygen fuses religion and wealth, igniting an age old debate in Christianity.
Posted In: wealth

In the wake of federal shutdown, philanthropists step up

Oct 9, 2013
Charitable donors have come forward with funds to support programs shuttered in the wake of the government showdown.
Posted In: philanthropy, head start, shutdown

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