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Embedding Equity into Economic Development

Embedding Equity into Economic Development

Articles | August 1 2016

by Sarah Treuhaft, Director of Equitable Growth Initiatives, PolicyLink It is another summer in which America’s deep racial fault lines are being painfully exposed. Following the horrific violence in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, in...

Leaders for Health Equity Still Accepting Applications

Leaders for Health Equity Still Accepting Applications

Articles, Events | August 1 2016

The application cycle for the inaugural Leaders for Health Equity (LHE) will close two weeks from now on Monday, August 15th at 11:59pm EST. LHE is a one year fellowship opportunity designed for early to mid-career professionals who are currently...

Editorial: Dallas needs to ramp up its battle against food deserts

Editorial: Dallas needs to ramp up its battle against food deserts

Articles | July 27 2016

By Dallas Morning News Editorial Food deserts are one of Dallas' more persistent and perplexing economic development and health challenges. In low-income southern Dallas neighborhoods, for example, obtaining quality food often requires a...

As America Diversifies, So Should Government Jobs From Top to Bottom

As America Diversifies, So Should Government Jobs From Top to Bottom

Articles | July 22 2016

By Alexis Stephens If urban demographics were based solely on who is employed in government jobs, cities would be 83 percent white and 79 percent male. As we all know, real life is more starkly diverse than that: The majority of American...

How We Move Beyond Dallas

How We Move Beyond Dallas

Articles | July 14 2016

by Spencer Overton & Kami Chavis Calls for healing and reconciliation in the wake of recent racial violence overlook the substantive, concrete steps that experts say would help forestall the next police tragedy. Since the shootings in...

6 Reasons Why “All Lives Matter” Is Neither Fair Nor Helpful

6 Reasons Why “All Lives Matter” Is Neither Fair Nor Helpful

Articles | July 12 2016

by Susana Rinderle, MA, ACC One week: Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas. Finally, the number of White people moved to action against racism is reaching a tipping point, yet tired clichés like “violence isn’t the answer” and “we...

Machine Bias

Machine Bias

Articles | July 7 2016

by Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner, ProPublica There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks. On a Spring afternoon in 2014, Brisha Borden was running late...

Why Obamacare Is Life-Saving For African-Americans

Why Obamacare Is Life-Saving For African-Americans

Articles | July 6 2016

by Get Well Wednesday/BlackAmericaWeb.com Attorney Daniel E. Dawes is a nationally recognized leader in the health equity movement and has led numerous efforts to address health policy issues impacting vulnerable, underserved, and marginalized...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Evokes Baldwin, Coates in Blistering Dissent on Illegal Stops

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Evokes Baldwin, Coates in Blistering Dissent on Illegal Stops

Articles | July 1 2016

by Sameer Rao "We must not pretend that the countless people who are routinely targeted by police are 'isolated.' They are the canaries in the coal mine whose deaths, civil and literal, warn us that no one can breathe in this...

Eliminating Inequalities Needs Affirmative Action

Eliminating Inequalities Needs Affirmative Action

Articles | June 28 2016

The Supreme Court has upheld the affirmative action admission policy of University of Texas. Abigail Fisher, a white woman, applied to the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) in 2008. She sued the university after she was denied admission on...