By: Bennito L. Kelty, Westword

Denver’s basic income pilot is changing lives! Over 800 Coloradans experiencing homelessness received direct cash payments with no strings attached. The one-year report shows a 45% increase in securing housing and reduced public service use.

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By Aisha Nyandoro, TIME

Programs like the Fearless Fund are essential in addressing systemic inequities and ensuring equal access to opportunities for all individuals. We must defend these initiatives and fight against attacks on efforts to right historical wrongs.

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By Sughnen Yongo, Forbes

The decline in DEI initiatives in the workforce is concerning, especially with ongoing gaps that need addressing. Economic factors and policies have led to fatigue around DEI, impacting marginalized groups. Despite challenges, there is hope for a more inclusive workforce and entrepreneurship can provide opportunities for marginalized groups to build wealth and create their own legacy.

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By Demarco Rush

The first annual Met Fest convention took place at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, DC, focusing on esports, tech, and STEM opportunities for children and teens in underrepresented communities.

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The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has just released a comprehensive analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data spanning 40 years. The report reveals that despite laws against discriminatory lending practices, race-based exclusion from homeownership is still a harsh reality. Check out the full report now to learn more about this pressing issue.

By Bruce C. Mitchell, Jad Edlebi, Helen C.S. Meier, Jason Richardson, and Liang Chen,  NCRC

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Medical schools, doctors and professors are speaking out against claims that their DEI programs are exclusionary. In fact, they were created to address racial disparities in medicine and combat the Black maternal health crisis. Banning DEI could jeopardize this important work.

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The US Preventive Services Task Force has revised their guidelines on mammograms, advising women to start screening at age 40 and continue every other year until age 74. With cancer diagnoses on the rise among young people, early detection is crucial. This is especially true for Black women, who have a higher rate of deaths from breast cancer in their 40s compared to White women.

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By Rudy Miller, Lehigh Valley Live

In an interconnected world, advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has never been more critical. Storytelling holds immense potential to serve as a powerful tool for advancing the impact of DEI. By sharing personal stories and narratives, individuals can advocate for themselves and uplift others who are often marginalized or unheard.

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By David C. Radley, Arnav Shah, Sara R. Collins, Neil R. Powe, Laurie C. Zephyrin, The Commonweath Fund

The latest analysis from The Commonwealth Fund has shed light on the deep racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare performance across all 50 states. Even in states with top-tier healthcare systems, Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous Americans are experiencing dramatic disparities.
By The Rockefeller Foundation
Access to affordable, nutritious food is crucial for good health, yet many face barriers. Food is Medicine programs use food-based interventions to prevent, manage, and treat diet-related diseases. Integrating nutrition into our healthcare system could lower costs and reduce the need for invasive health services.
Since 2019, The Rockefeller Foundation has committed $100 million to advance Food is Medicine initiatives, including vital research with partners like the American Heart Association’s Health Care by Food Initiative.
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