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NAACP's former head is going to Silicon Valley

Mar 31, 2014
Benjamin Jealous is taking his fight for civil rights to the tech sector
Posted In: NAACP, race, equality, Silicon Valley

How an HBCU with 35 students keeps its doors open

Mar 13, 2014
There are 105 historically black colleges and universities in the U.S. One of the smallest -- Morris Brown College -- struggles to stay afloat.
Posted In: HBCUs, universities, race

Beyond GDP: Future growth depends on addressing racial inequity

Nov 7, 2013
An advocacy group says the U.S. economy won't thrive unless everyone is included.
Posted In: inequality, race, income inequality, Education

How race can impact your health care

Sep 13, 2013
Subconscious racial biases can come into play when it comes to health coverage.
Posted In: race, medical care, health care

Do non-white Americans pay a 'respectability tax'?

Jul 19, 2013
Much was made of the way Trayvon Martin was dressed as a factor in his being perceived as dangerous. Many African Americans and other people of color say they are very careful about how they are viewed by others because it can impact their ability to get a job, or a raise or to even be safe.
Posted In: race, African-American, Trayvon Martin

Recovery from job loss: Easier for whites than blacks

Apr 3, 2013
A new study from Pew on economic mobility examines how unemployment affects black and white families differently.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, race, African American

Wealth gap grows between black and white in U.S.

Feb 27, 2013
The racial wealth gap in the United States has tripled in the past 25 years.
Posted In: race, African American, wealth gap

Fun facts from the Census on jobs by gender and race

Nov 29, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau today released a burst of data on who works in which profession and where. We plucked out a few interesting facts from the release.
Posted In: women, Jobs, race, Economy, census