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Black-owned businesses face significant obstacles. Anti-racial justice efforts are making them worse

May 17, 2024

“Recent legal challenges have targeted programs aimed at alleviating the obstacles faced by marginalized communities, particularly those designed to promote equity in entrepreneurship … With this analysis, we can create and implement strategies that catalyze informed policymaking, advocacy efforts, and targeted interventions aimed at reversing systemic barriers and fostering a more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem.” – […]

Never-married Black women have 8 cents in wealth for every dollar held by White males

May 10, 2024

As the November general election nears, many economic analysts have publicly pondered why so many likely voters are not impressed with reports that point to more hiring, or economic growth. But if these experts spoke with hard-working Americans, they’d understand why so many are disgruntled. A wealth of new research spells out stark wealth and […]

A year of turmoil

May 3, 2024

The year of 1968 remains one of the most historic turning points in history. This single year was marked by historic achievements, assassinations and protests over a much-hated war. It was a year which literally transformed the future of a nation. While young White students protested the Vietnam War, frustrated Blacks protested racism and poverty […]

Faith Ringgold

April 26, 2024

Anyone can fly. All you need is somewhere to go that you can’t get to any other way. The next thing you know, you’re flying among the stars.” – Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach When Faith Ringgold passed away on April 12, she left behind an extraordinary legacy as an artist and activist. She was a […]

An update in a long fight for justice

April 19, 2024

On April 2, 109-year-olds Viola Fletcher and Lessie Benningfield Randle appeared together at a Tulsa courthouse in a hearing before Oklahoma’s Supreme Court. Mother Fletcher and Mother Randle, as they are known in their communities, are the last two known survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. In 2020, they were part of a group […]

Black Americans continue to face hurdles to homeownership

April 12, 2024

The approaching spring season signals not only a change in weather; but an annual surge in home buying. Underscoring this long-standing trend is the annual April observance of Fair Housing Month. Enacted in 1968, the Fair Housing Act banned discrimination on the basis of race, religion, and national origin in the sale or rental of […]

Supreme Court abortion case reminiscent of the ‘Lost Cause still blowing in the political winds’

April 5, 2024

“This is less about policy and more about pure and simple voting harvesting. Obviously, there is very little support for neonatal care or curbing the death penalty, so ‘pro-life’ is a ridiculous misnomer. They are less pro-life than they are pro-political power — their own … This is the remnants of the Lost Cause still […]

Dorie Ladner’s example

March 29, 2024

“I have always had fire, and always been ready to engage in something. And it’s something that burns, you turn on a flame that burns for people who are being mistreated. I don’t care who they are. I don’t want any downtrodden person or persons to be mistreated around the globe.” – Dorie Ladner When […]

Ella Baker

March 22, 2024

Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a White mother’s son—we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens. – Ella Baker As Women’s History Month continues, I wanted to highlight again another transforming woman whose name I hope […]

Reporting on the road ahead

March 15, 2024

The National Urban League has just released the 2024 edition of its signature publication The State of Black America, and this year the report centers on examining the 60th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. As the National Urban League says: “For Black America, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the […]


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