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A loss of sleep, income and trust revealed in the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll

Oct 15, 2020
Larry Rosin of Edison Research gives context on some of the surprising results in the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
The Marketplace-Edison poll found that 30% of those who said that they have or will vote for Trump are not at all worried about COVID-19. Above, visitors in New Orleans walk past face mask signs along Decatur Street in July.
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In Texas, some Black-owned barbecue restaurants saw an uptick in business during summer protests

Oct 14, 2020
For some, the surges in business helped weather challenges during the pandemic. But there are many Black-owned businesses that could close because of COVID-19.
Brothers Juan (left) and Brent Reaves stand in front of their store, Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que in Dallas.
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What role can the Fed play in building a more inclusive economy?

Oct 13, 2020
The Federal Reserve is holding a series of events aimed at understanding structural racism in the U.S. economy and actions to address it.
Top Federal Reserve officials said Wednesday that they have a role to play in dismantling structural racism in the economy.
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Yelp will flag businesses where customers and employees report racism

Oct 9, 2020
The labels could change consumer behavior, but they could also run into a number of problems.
Yelp's new racism label could change consumer behavior, but not necessarily for the better, one expert said.
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JPMorgan Chase promises $30 billion to address racial wealth gap

Some of the initiative is philanthropic, but most of it is lending with an expected return for the bank.
"We can do more and do better to break down systems that have propagated racism and widespread economic inequality, especially for Black and Latinx people," JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon said.
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"I like to think that it's traditional art — it's just the Black representation of that"

Oct 7, 2020
Atlanta-based Black tattoo artist Debbi Snax is breaking stereotypes.
Courtesy of Snax

Why are so few Black women married in America?

Oct 6, 2020
In this book excerpt, Dianne Stewart writes about the costs facing Black women with incarcerated partners.
Dianne Stewart, the author of “Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African-American Marriage."
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Some colleges and universities look to re-up their commitment to Black studies

Oct 2, 2020
Schools around the country are offering grants for research projects on anti-Black racism. And some are committing to hire more professors with expertise in the study of race.
Florida International University anthropology professor Andrea Queeley, seen here teaching on the public university's campus in Miami earlier this year, has been fighting for years for the survival of the African and African Diaspora studies program. Now the administration is committing to "enhance" it as part of a university-wide effort to battle racism and racial injustice.
Leslie Ovalle for The Hechinger Report

"It's night and day from where it was at the beginning of COVID" for one Black-owned business

Sep 30, 2020
Nearly four months after a list of Black-owned businesses in Utah was published, Rita Magalde's bakery is booming with new customers.
Rita Magalde, owner of Sheer Ambrosia, a baklava bakery in Draper, Utah.
Carlos Linares/Photo Courtesy of Rita Magalde

Atlanta Fed President Bostic on our "less-than economy"

Sep 28, 2020
While Amazon and Home Depot are doing well, small businesses are not. "There really is a split going on, and disparities are getting wider," he says.
"We're going to let evidence show that inflation is starting to get out of control" instead of trying to preempt it, says Raphael Bostic, president of the Federal Bank of Atlanta.
Courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta