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Morehouse gift highlights philanthropy ... and black student debt

May 20, 2019
Billionaire tech investor Robert Smith surprised Morehouse graduates by promising to pay off their student loans. Black students are more likely than white students to graduate with student debt, according to research.
Billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith pledged up to $40 million to pay off Morehouse College graduates' student loans at commencement on Sunday.
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What TV can teach the movie business about diversity

Feb 16, 2018
How cable networks are cashing in on diverse audiences.
Actor Melissa Barrera, left, and executive producer/creator Tanya Saracho of "Vida" speak onstage during the Starz portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington in January in Pasadena, California.
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Bay Area restaurants introduce training programs to address their race wage gaps

Jan 10, 2018
In the restaurant industry, people of color are more likely to hold lower-paying, back-of-house jobs, but some restaurants are trying to change that.
Cory Woods went through a training program to transition from the kitchen to the front of the house, where he is now earning far more money.
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The Bank Black movement gains traction

Apr 20, 2017
Since July, people have moved about $60 million to these institutions.
Since July 2016, advocates estimate people have moved more than $60 million to black banks. Above, a picture of the black-owned OneUnited Bank.
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Let's talk about the real monster in 'Get Out'

Mar 15, 2017
The horror film about racism is drawing a wide audience, earning more than $110 million.
From left, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Allison Williams, Betty Gabriel and Daniel Kaluuyain in "Get Out."

Black rodeo aims to educate, entertain and find new fans

Aug 16, 2016
Fans say these rodeos help inform people about the storied history of black cowboys.
Cowboys practice their cattle-roping skills on each other at the Southeastern Rodeo Association’s rodeo in Savannah, Ga.
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Black stuntmen and women still fighting

Jan 22, 2016
The Black Stuntmen’s Association has worked since the 60s to get jobs for African Americans.

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African-American Santas in demand for the holidays

Dec 21, 2015
Dee Sinclair, who created "The Real Black Santa," earns $60,000 in a holiday season.

Research shows hiring bias based on self-identification

Feb 17, 2015
In a new study, candidates who identified as 'black' faced harsher prejudice.
 Shawneeka Woodard fills out a job form at the Diversity Job Fair at a New York City hotel in 2008.
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An assist for young men of color?

Feb 13, 2014
President Obama plans to launch an initiative to help young minority men stay in school and out of criminal justice system.