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Environmental Racism is Real, Destructive and Deadly
May 20, 2021
While the study takes a somewhat different approach in examining disparities in air pollution exposure by examining consumption of goods and services, “its findings once again reveal blacks and Hispanics bear a disproportionate ‘pollution burden’ or costs, while Whites experience ‘pollution advantage’ or benefits,” Dr. Bullard said.  ... read more »
With Eviction Cliff Extended, Here’s How Millions Can Keep Their Homes 
April 15, 2021
That range highlights the need for federal intervention — both continuing the moratorium, which happened this morning, and additional assistance that will help not only struggling renters but also their landlords, such as the $45 billion in rental assistance in the recently passed federal stimulus bill. ... read more »
Bridging the Digital Divide Is More Important Than Ever During the COVID Pandemic
February 12, 2021
policymakers have examined and talked about the “digital divide,” the shorthand term for the disparities in internet access that has contributed to many being excluded from the benefits of the Information Age. But it has taken the COVID-19 pandemic to bring home the seriousness and urgency of the problem. ... read more »
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Trump’s Latest Executive Orders Seen as Attempts to Sabotage a Biden Administration and Eliminate Diversity and Inclusion Programs
October 29, 2020
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Chair of the House Financial Services Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, recently introduced a bill (H.R. 8595) to invalidate Executive Order 13950 and preserve diversity and inclusion training programs at federal departments and agencies as well as in the private sector. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Earl Graves Sr., Black Enterprise Founder Dies
April 9, 2020
"At 9:22 p.m. this evening, April 6, my father and hero, Earl Graves, Sr., the founder of Black Enterprise, passed away quietly after a long battle with Alzheimer's," Earl Graves Jr. wrote on Twitter. "I loved and admired this giant of a man and am blessed to be his namesake. Love you, dad." ... read more »
Report: Companies Owned by Women of Color Account for 89 Percent of All New Women-Owned Businesses
March 12, 2020
The annual report, based on U.S. Census Bureau data adjusted by Gross Domestic Product data, found that women-owned businesses continue to trend above all others. Over the past five years, the number of women-owned businesses increased by 21 percent, while all enterprises increased by only 9 percent. ... read more »
Big Insurance Must Help End Surprise Medical Billing
February 27, 2020
Known as “surprise medical billing,” these unexpected costs arise when a patient goes to a hospital for emergency or non-emergency care, only to find out afterwards that one of the medical providers who administered care was not covered in the patient’s insurance network. ... read more »
Black Men Still Incarcerated at Disproportionate Levels
May 3, 2019
“Systemic racism drives both poverty and the mass incarceration of low-income people, especially people of color. This cycle of poverty and criminal justice involvement feeds on itself and creates herculean barriers to achieving economic and social advancement, for those who have been justice involved and for their loved ones,” said Jennifer Jones Austin, FPWA CEO and executive director. ... read more »
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