With Roe v. Wade overturned, economic disparities are poised to get worse

For millions of Americans, the loss of abortion rights may affect educational attainment and lifetime earnings for generations.
Abortion-rights activists demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday after the court's ruling was announced.
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Who should get reparations? California's task force wrestles with that question.

Mar 30, 2022
A California task force weighs which Black residents could be eligible.
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates shakes hands with House Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Johnson (R-LA) following a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on slavery reparations on June 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. The subcommittee debated the H.R. 40 bill, which proposes a commission be formed to study and develop reparation proposals for African-Americans.
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Black, Hispanic and Indigenous patients are less likely to get specialized health care, study says

Aug 31, 2021
The reasons range from disparities created by Medicaid to racism in health care, according to experts.
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“America’s colleges and universities have a dirty open secret”

Aug 10, 2021
In his new book, journalist Adam Harris digs into the history of unequal higher education in America.
"America’s colleges and universities have a dirty open secret," writes longtime education reporter Adam Harris. “They have never given Black people an equal chance to succeed.”
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Lifeguard shortage will mean fewer days at the pool

Jun 1, 2021
Public and private pools are facing closures and limited hours because of a lack of qualified staff for the season.
A lot of lifeguard training was put on hold during the pandemic.
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Education may help close the racial wealth gap, but it isn't a panacea

Apr 8, 2021
Darrick Hamilton, a co-author of a recent study from the New School, describes other ways to address the disparity that hurts Black Americans.
New graduates at Agnes Scott College in Georgia. African Americans need access to capital, Darrick Hamilton says.
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Goldman Sachs to invest billions in Black women

Mar 12, 2021
The firm says it wants to change the lives of "One Million Black Women," but that'll take more than a monetary investment.
Black women have disproportionately suffered during the pandemic, one reason Goldman Sachs decided to provide support.
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Films led by Black off-screen talent are consistently underfunded, study finds

Mar 11, 2021
A McKinsey & Company report finds that addressing racial inequities in entertainment could bring in another $10 billion a year.
Only about 6% of writers, directors and producers who work on films made in the U.S. are Black, and that number has barely budged in 15 years, according to a report from McKinsey & Company.
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Nashville's iconic Lower Broadway gets its first Black-owned businesses

Mar 10, 2021
Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack and Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria hope to draw tourists on a street that's hosted events like CMA Fest.
Co-Owner and Director of Branding and Marketing Clint Gray stands outside of the first Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria in North Nashville.
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