Coronavirus Is Making The Case For Black Reparations Clearer Than Ever

By William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen, Black Agenda Report. -

Mounting statistics confirm disturbing evidence of racial disparities in reported coronavirus deaths. In Wisconsin, perhaps the state with the most extreme ratio of black morbidity, black people [...]

The Racial Wealth Divide Hurts The Entire Middle Class

By Dedrick Asante Muhammad, -

Americans are more aware than ever that America has a race problem — and, more specifically, a racial wealth divide problem. As researchers from the Institute for Policy Studies and I found [...]

Ten Solutions To Bridge The Racial Wealth Divide

By Chuck Collins, Darrick Hamilton, Derrick Asante-Muhammed and Josh Hoxie, -

The deep and persistent racial wealth divide will not close without bold, structural reform. It has been created and held in place by public policies that have evolved with time including [...]

10 Years After The Start Of The Great Recession, Black And Asian Households Have Yet To Recover Lost Income

By Valerie Wilson, -

Today’s Census Bureau report on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in 2017 shows that while all race and ethnic groups shared in the growth in median household incomes during the [...]

Co-op Movement Confronts Its Complicated Relationship With Racial Equity

By Steve Dubb, -

Last month, co-op educators and developers from Canada, the United States, and Puerto Rico came together in Minneapolis for the annual conference of the Association of Cooperative Educators [...]

How Banks Against Wealth Building By Blacks After 2008 Crash

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens, -

If you get your business news from the Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg News or the New York Times or Reuters or the Financial Times or CNBC, chances are you did not hear about a critically [...]

Racial Wealth Divide Snapshot: Women And The Racial Wealth Divide

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, -

As Women’s History Month comes to an end, we at the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative think it is important to reflect upon how racial economic inequality intersects with gender economic [...]

To Fight Racial Inequality We Need To Rethink Our Economy

By Lester Spence, -

Consider these three facts. African-Americans in the U.S. are 6.4 times more likely than whites to be in jail. The black unemployment rate in the U.S. is consistently twice as high as white [...]

50 Years After The Kerner Commission

By Janelle Jones, John Schmitt, and Valerie Wilson, -

The year 1968 was a watershed in American history and black America’s ongoing fight for equality. In April of that year, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis and riots broke out in [...]

5 Facts About Black People In The U.S.

By Kristen Bialik, -

For the first time in U.S. history, 90% of Americans ages 25 and older have completed high school, according to the U.S. Census Bureau – and the share of blacks who have done so is also at the [...]

No Typo: The Median Net Worth of Black Bostonians Really is $8

By Akilah Johnson -

The median net worth for non-immigrant African-American households in the Greater Boston region is $8, according to “The Color of Wealth in Boston,” a 2015 report by the Federal Reserve Bank of [...]