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A huge wealth gap makes economic recovery harder for Black Americans

Dec 10, 2020
The average white American male under 35 has 224 times the household wealth of the average Black female of the same age, a new study says.
A woman makes grilled cheese with her granddaughter after being laid off from her job early in the pandemic.
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People of color more at risk of COVID-19 spread at work

Dec 3, 2020
The Urban Institute says more than half of Black, Latinx and Native American workers have jobs that put them at a greater risk.
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Los Angeles voters approve plan to boost social service funding

Nov 6, 2020
Measure J requires the county to spend at least 10% of its unrestricted general fund on things like job training and mental health treatment.
A man jogs past a row of telephone booths in front of the LA County Men's Central Jail on May 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.
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Student loan debt adds to racial wealth disparities, research finds

The costs for Black borrowers to pursue a college have been growing exponentially.
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In Chicago, COVID-19 takes a toll in Black and Latinx neighborhoods

Sep 21, 2020
Family members of one Black 32-year-old woman who died say they are concerned about the lack of communication from the hospital before her death.
Health care workers transfer a patient to a different unit at a hospital. The pandemic is disproportionately affecting Black and Latinx patients.
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The U.S. has a "racial tech gap" problem, Deutsche Bank study shows

According to a Deutsche Bank study, the U.S racial tech gap will eventually keep Black and Hispanic workers out of a majority of jobs in our rapidly growing digital economy.
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An iconic role shapes a generation of Black women

An interview with Erika Alexander, best known for her iconic role as Maxine Shaw in the '90s sitcom "Living Single."
Erika Alexander speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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In Nashville's dominant health care sector, a lack of diversity in the upper ranks

Sep 3, 2020
Industry leaders say the lack of diversity also contributes to health disparities, like higher rates of chronic conditions in Black Americans.
Bobby Frist, chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council’s board of directors, speaks at an event. He's encouraging member companies to take meaningful action on racial inequity.
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Activist athletes can foster change, but sometimes there's a price

Aug 28, 2020
And sponsors may be increasingly interested in supporting them to reach their fans.
The Black Lives Matter logo on an NBA court. Many prominent athletes have committed themselves to social activism.
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Why the founders of Crowns & Hops are running a brewing company with a mission

Aug 24, 2020
"This absolutely is about racial equity," said Teo Hunter, COO of Crowns & Hops Brewing Co.
Teo Hunter, left, and Beny Ashburn in Inglewood, California.
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