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Black communities saw a boost in entrepreneurship during the pandemic

May 25, 2021
Black Americans were more likely to create businesses than whites, yet they are still underrepresented among entrepreneurs.
One reason for the surge in Black business formation could be that Americans have increased their understanding of historic inequality.
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In Chicago, affordable housing development has bypassed wealthier neighborhoods

Apr 19, 2021
Most tax credits from a program encouraging developers to build or renovate affordable units went to majority-Black neighborhoods.
A racial equity study in Chicago found that most affordable housing wasn't going in areas that have amenities like public transportation. Above, people rally for affordable housing in Miami.
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What will it take for Americans to get a COVID vaccine?

Dec 4, 2020
Sixty percent of people now say they’ll get a vaccine, but that’s not enough to get the pandemic under control.
Lisa Taylor receives a COVID-19 vaccination from RN Jose Muniz, as she takes part in a vaccine study at Research Centers of America on Aug. 07, 2020 in Hollywood, Florida.
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Athletes protest police shooting of Jacob Blake by refusing to play

Kenneth Shropshire called Wednesday a "universally unique day in history and in sport."
The Milwaukee Bucks, scheduled to play against the Orlando Magic in the NBA playoffs Wednesday, decided not to play to take a stand against the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
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The Economy, Reset

Aug 14, 2020
Ending systemic racism isn't just a moral dilemma; it's an economic problem, too. A look at the road to a fairer economy.
Black Lives Matter supporters demonstrate against racial injustice and police brutality in Portland, Oregon, on July 31.
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After pressure from players, some Black-owned businesses profit from NBA 'bubble'

Jul 30, 2020
The league wants to keep players happy while quarantined. The athletes feel empowered to make an impact.
A Celtics-Rockets game in February, shortly before the season was paused.
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Job losses hit hard in Black communities

Jun 5, 2020
Black Americans tend to work in the jobs most affected by the coronavirus shutdowns and are less likely to be able to work from home.
Black households are more likely to have just a single wage-earner to depend on, says Valerie Wilson at the Economic Policy Institute.
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Studies show financial pain from COVID-19 is not spread equally

Apr 22, 2020
Black and Hispanic workers are seeing the worst job and income losses.
About 61% of Hispanic households have suffered a partial or total job loss, compared with 44% of black, and 38% of white households.
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Black-owned businesses face increased safety and economic risk from COVID-19

Apr 7, 2020
Health care businesses face medical risks, while retail and food service companies are seeing plunging sales.
Black people are almost 13% of the U.S. population, but only about 4% of business owners.
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A young digital media company sees an opportunity in black millennials

Nov 14, 2018
The AfroTech conference in San Francisco is part of Blavity's events strategy.
Blavity’s Morgan DeBaun and Jeff Nelson on stage at AfroTech 2018.
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