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Jul 16, 2019

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One way Oakland is fighting racial inequality? By fixing potholes

by Ben Bradford May 15, 2019
Every city must contend with potholes, but some of the streets in Oakland, California, look like they’ve survived the climactic fight in a superhero film. “Some of them [potholes] are big enough that, if it rains my little great-nephew can…
Potholes line side streets in Fruitvale, one of Oakland's lower-income neighborhoods. The city's new $100 million road paving plan emphasizes low-income and minority communities.
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At $6 trillion, "tappable" home equity reaches new high

by Amy Scott Sep 26, 2018
So far, homeowners are resisting cashing out.
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To help diversify American orchestras, one group is helping to get players to auditions

by Nadege Green Aug 30, 2018
Gabrielle Skinner is in a coaching session for auditions at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. She’s one of 18 musicians here, and she plays an excerpt from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony on her viola.  Skinner, who plays with the…
The New World Symphony rehearses on stage at The Knight Concert Hall in the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts October 3, 2006 in Miami, Florida.
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Bike share programs have largely missed poor neighborhoods

by Erika Beras Jun 7, 2018
But new efforts are seeking to remove barriers to riding like the need to have a smartphone or a credit card.
Bikes at The Healthy Ride office in Pittsburgh, PA.  
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Quiz: Can you spot gendered language in job ads?

by Danielle Chiriguayo Jun 1, 2018
Test your ability to catch masculine- or feminine-coded wording.
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Women and their employers can both work to combat gender wage gaps

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Mar 16, 2018
For every dollar that U.S. men make, women make about 80 cents. Black women make 63 cents for every dollar white men make. Latinas make 54 cents.
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Poll: Nearly half of the women who experienced sexual harassment leave their jobs or switch careers

by Erika Beras Mar 9, 2018
New numbers from the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll reflect the economic effects of workplace harassment.
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A California city is planning on giving money to some residents, no strings attached

by Sam Harnett Feb 27, 2018
The economically depressed city of Stockton, California is experimenting with Universal Basic Income.
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Conference of African-American women offers platform for exercising economic and political power

by Elly Yu Feb 21, 2018
Black women own about 1.5 million businesses in the U.S. At an Atlanta gathering, they set an agenda for making their voices heard.
Labriah Lee Holt stands inside her blow-dry salon, which she plans to open in May. She'd like to see more support for women entrepreneurs of color.
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The Big Book

Why the pace of Muslim women entering the workforce is accelerating

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Feb 14, 2018
Saadia Zahidi’s new book examines the powerful cultural and economic transformations taking place as millions of Muslim women enter the workforce.
A Muslim woman attends an office management class in Berlin.
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