Why the nation’s first reparations program for Black residents is tied to homeownership

Apr 7, 2021
The groundbreaking reparations program in Evanston, Illinois, seeks to shrink the racial wealth gap through housing grants.
A Black Lives Matter sign sits in front of a home on March 23 in Evanston, Illinois. The City Council voted to approve a plan, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, to make reparations available to Black residents due to past discrimination.
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The man at the center of "The Last Black Man in San Francisco"

Jun 12, 2019
In a new film called, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" Jimmie Fails plays a fictionalized version of himself.
Jimmie Fails stars in A24's "The Last Black Man in San Francisco."
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For African-Americans, a fear of recession

Oct 18, 2018
The Marketplace-Edison Research Poll also found that more blacks worry a recession will affect them than whites do.
A man walks by the New York Stock Exchange.
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Will “Black Panther” be a game changer?

Feb 23, 2018
“Black Panther” moves into its second weekend in theaters having already posted half a billion dollars at the box office. Sure, it’s a Disney film based on a Marvel comic book, but could it also be a game changer for how Hollywood looks at mostly black casts and distinctly African narratives?  Click the audio player […]

Millennials of color are worse off financially

Financially secure white millennials feel held back.
Millennials of color are less like to own a credit card.
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How African-Americans were 'shut out' of the American dream

Apr 25, 2017
Discriminatory employment and housing practices have made it difficult for black men and women to enter the middle class, according to a new documentary.
Kathy Region (L) and Jimmie Alvin with his dog, pimp, sit next to the shanty town going up next to their apartment complex in the Liberty City neighborhood in Miami, Florida. 
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TV beats movies when it comes to diverse programming

Nov 1, 2016
The television industry is learning to let more people of color in, but the movie industry still has strides to make.
NYT film critic Wesley Morris says Moonlight is an exquisite film about "being a black male" and the societal construction around black male identity. 
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The economic impact of a major new museum

Sep 23, 2016
Washington, D.C. is opening a new museum on the history of African-Americans.
A statue of Colorado pioneer and former slave Clara Brown is on display next to a preserved slave cabin at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Young Latinos are among largest group of uninsured

Aug 18, 2016
A report finds more Latinos gained health insurance, but still lagged.
Maria Elena Santa Coloma (R), an insurance adviser with UniVista Insurance company, helps Shessy Gonzalez sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act.
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African-Americans paying higher auto insurance rates

Nov 18, 2015
A new report illuminates serious problems with auto insurance premiums that the CFA is urging legislators and regulators to address.