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Sole Black GOP U.S. Senator Declares “America Not a Racist,” Many Disagree
June 10, 2021
Sen. Tim Scott remarks arrived 99 days after the departure of President Donald Trump who some historians are defining as one of the most racist presidents in modern U.S. history. ... read more »
Race and Data Discrimination in America
February 18, 2021
We all know that African Americans have the largest increase in unemployment before — and even more after the beginning of — the pandemic. African American-owned businesses have had the greatest financial losses amidst COVID-19. The more unemployment in Black America, the more Equifax’s Work Number data is purchased by a wide range of financial status verifiers. But who is monitoring or challenging the accuracy of the Equifax Work Number data especially when it is about African Americans? ... read more »
Dr. Ebony Hilton Leads Call for ‘Secretary of Equity’
February 4, 2021
The importance of the position is underscored by Covid-19 statistics, which show that African Americans are disproportionately affected by the virus. ... read more »
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More US churches are committing to racism-linked reparations
December 13, 2020
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas acknowledges that its first bishop in 1859 was a slaveholder. An Episcopal church in New York City erects a plaque noting the building’s creation in 1810 was made possible by wealth resulting from slavery. ... read more »
L.A. Police Commission Commits to Holding Discussions on Traffic Stop Policies
November 19, 2020
Searches of Black and Hispanic people were less likely to be associated with the recovery of illegal items than searches of White people. ... read more »
Magic Johnson Partners with Cigna President Mike Triplett to Address Racial and Gender Disparities Among Small Businesses
October 29, 2020
Amid a wave of social awakenings, there has been an intersection of small business and racial disparities colliding into a bigger problem. ... read more »
How Attorney Benjamin Crump and Equal Justice Now’s Tony Smith are influencing criminal justice reform
June 11, 2020
Hordes of protestors have taken to streets all across the U.S. proclaiming that “Black lives matter” in wake of the death of George Floyd. Videos show that the Black Minneapolis man died after being pinned down beneath three police officers for several minutes.    Support for police and criminal justice reform have made recent headlines but, for Equal Justice Now’s Co-founder Tony Smith and national spokesperson Attorney Benjamin Crump, this fight has been long awaited.   ... read more »
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Breast Cancer is the Most Imperative Health Issue Facing African American Women
July 19, 2019
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Black women, and an estimated 33,840 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2019. An estimated 6,540 deaths from breast cancer are expected to occur among black women in 2019. ... read more »
Senator Harris Introduces Maternal Health Bill to Address Racial Disparities in Childbirth
September 6, 2018
Legislators said that the CARE Act creates two new grant programs focused on reducing racial disparities in maternal health. ... read more »
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