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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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 Emily Benton Hite and Denielle Perry

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to deny permits for hydropower projects on Navajo Nation shows shift towards respecting Indigenous rights in renewable energy development.

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Census data shows women earning 84 cents for every dollar men make, with even bigger disparities for women of color and those in finance. Despite education and industry, the pay gap persists.

By Alex Gailey, Bankrate

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New report from The National Urban League sheds light on the racial wealth gap and calls for action to address systemic inequality.

By David Brancaccio and Alex Schroeder, Marketplace
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Reparations should be a public health priority. For too long, Black individuals have experienced disparities that have impacted the quality of their lives. Reparations can help break down these barriers and close the health gap, so everyone has an equal opportunity to live a longer and healthier life.

By Alonzo Plough Ph.D., RWJF

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Discover the incredible stories of 15 Black LGBTQ pioneers who have made history and paved the way for a more inclusive future.

By Emell Adolphus, The Root

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Congratulations to Monica Haslip, founder of Little Black Pearl and NCHE collaborator in the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) movement building efforts.

Her 30-year success is a direct result of her vision, creativity, and commitment to Chicago’s youth and communities of color.

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