Wall Street widened the racial wealth gap. Can big banks help bridge it?

Oct 25, 2022
In her new book, journalist Emily Flitter looks at how Wall Street giants have kept Black Americans out of the financial industry.
The JPMorgan Chase headquarters building in New York. Many major Wall Street firms pledged to support economic equality for Black Americans after the killing of George Floyd in 2020.
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Two years on from BLM protests, business has declined at Black-owned bookstores

Jun 20, 2022
However, it's still better than it was before the protests.
Black-owned bookstores have seen traffic thinning out following the surge after George Floyd's murder and the uproar that came after in 2020.
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For chief diversity officers, a changed landscape after Floyd's murder

Jun 3, 2021
Head of diversity jobs doubled in five years and they're everywhere now. Turnover in these roles is also very high.
Companies are making more urgent changes, but work for CDOs can be exhausting, and turnover for the position is high.
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Where efforts to redirect police funding stand 1 year since George Floyd's murder

May 25, 2021
Since the murder of George Floyd one year ago, more than 20 big cities have reduced police budgets in some form.
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Why police reform advocates want Congress to end qualified immunity

May 25, 2021
"There's a padlock on the front door of the federal courthouse for victims of police brutality," said Marc Morial of the National Urban League.
"There's a padlock on the front door of the federal courthouse for victims of police brutality," said Marc Morial of the National Urban League
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Who's following up on corporate pledges of diversity?

May 24, 2021
A year after George Floyd's murder, companies have spent only a fraction of the money pledged toward racial equity.
Companies that make vague commitments to racial equity might not take concrete action to fulfill their pledges.
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Checking in with Black-owned bookstores, 1 year since George Floyd's murder

May 24, 2021
Business is still up, although not quite as much as it was in the six months following George Floyd's death.
James Fugate, co-owner of Eso Won Books, speaks with a customer at his store in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Nov. 24, 2020.
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An update on policy, corporate pledges to address systemic racism

Apr 21, 2021
Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, on overhauling policing and how companies are fighting racism.
People march through the streets on April 20, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia, after the guilty verdict was announced for the ex-cop who murdered George Floyd.
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The founders of Black N' Animated reflect on their open letter to the animation community

Sep 7, 2020
At first, it felt silent. Which, when you're trying to start a conversation, can be unnerving.
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What does it mean to declare racism a public health crisis?

Jul 15, 2020
Just the process of making the resolution can have an impact, one expert says. But it doesn't trigger government funds like other crises..
A Black Lives Matter march last month. More than 60 local governments in the United States are considering declaring racism a public health crisis.
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