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Who Benefits from Gentrification?

Who Benefits from Gentrification?

Articles | November 17 2017

By Peter Dreier When affluent people compete with poor people for a scarce supply of housing, guess what happens? Home prices and rents go up, and the poor are pushed out. In a nutshell, that's the formula that fuels gentrification. Most news...

Gentrification Comes to Atlanta’s Last Working Class Black Neighborhood

Gentrification Comes to Atlanta’s Last Working Class Black Neighborhood

Articles | November 15 2017

By Cliff Albright Walk into the home of Robert and Bertha Darden, and you are immediately surrounded by memories. Like many African American couples who have reached a certain age, the front room of their house is full of photos – of the...

Rev. William Barber Honored by MCF, ABFE and HIP

Rev. William Barber Honored by MCF, ABFE and HIP

Articles | November 14 2017

SEATTLE – Marguerite Casey Foundation, a national philanthropy that believes no family should live in poverty, is pleased to announce that The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II – who launched the “Moral Monday” peaceful protests in North...

The quiet crisis among African Americans: Pregnancy and childbirth are killing women at inexplicable rates

The quiet crisis among African Americans: Pregnancy and childbirth are killing women at inexplicable rates

Articles | November 10 2017

By Ann M. Simmons Three weeks after Cassaundra Lynn Perkins gave birth to premature twins, she returned to the hospital, feeling unwell. She phoned her mother from her hospital bed at 3:30 in the morning. “I’m just not feeling...

Blacks and Latinos Will Be Broke in a Few Decades

Blacks and Latinos Will Be Broke in a Few Decades

Articles | November 6 2017

By Josh Hoxie September 19, 2017 Many people see progress on racial equity in the U.S. as a steady march forward, in which people of color become more equal with their white counterparts as the years go by. Those are people...

There’s a ‘Poisonous Dynamic Among White People’ Over Who’s to Blame for Racism

There’s a ‘Poisonous Dynamic Among White People’ Over Who’s to Blame for Racism

Articles | October 30 2017

By Jonathan Capehart (Opinion) This is a really poisonous dynamic in this country between white people.” To further my education in the political motivations of the white working-class and their support of President Trump, I read “White...

Women of Color Have High Ambition, But Little Help

Women of Color Have High Ambition, But Little Help

Articles | October 26 2017

By Alina Dizik When Alissa Johnson, one of Xerox ’s XRX -8.73% most senior minority female executives, mentors women of color, she tells them to forget their comfort zone. With a shortage of female executives—especially in technology...

The Intersection of Black Lives Matter and Public Health

The Intersection of Black Lives Matter and Public Health

Articles | October 17 2017

New video from San Francisco Department of Public Health on the intersection of Black Lives Matter and public health! Alameda County Public Health Department's Health Officer and Director, Muntu Davis, is featured in the video as...

Recognizing Majority-Black Cities, When Their Existence is Being Questioned

Recognizing Majority-Black Cities, When Their Existence is Being Questioned

Articles | October 13 2017

By Andre M. Perry, Brookings Black Lives Matter (BLM) is “a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-black racism that permeates our society,” according to its founders. Created after the killing of Trayvon Martin by George...

White Hate, Black Hate and the Shades of Difference

White Hate, Black Hate and the Shades of Difference

Articles | October 9 2017

By William C. Anderson, Truthout  The rallying of white supremacist extremism in the US has caused fear and confusion for much of the general public. It's clear that the ascension of Donald Trump and the mass mobilization of white supremacist...