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  • June 05, 2020 | Mounting unemployment crisis fuels racial wealth gap

    Mounting unemployment crisis fuels racial wealth gap

    The economic meltdown that has devastated the country amid the coronavirus pandemic has proven uniquely damaging for black Americans, threatening to exacerbate an already staggering racial wealth gap and fueling nationwide protests focused on racial justice.

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  • June 04, 2020 | COVID-19’s Economic Fallout Is Hitting The Black Community Hard, Too

    COVID-19’s Economic Fallout Is Hitting The Black Community Hard, Too

    The economic impact of coronavirus is hitting Black communities disproportionately hard.
    The Black unemployment rate was 16.7% in April, compared with 14.2% for white workers. Expect those numbers to get worse on Friday morning, when the Department of Labor will release its data for May. Overall,...

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  • June 04, 2020 | The Real Threats to America’s Cities

    The Real Threats to America’s Cities

    America’s cities have already faced almost four years of persistent hostility from President Donald Trump, who has reviled them as dirty, chaotic, and dangerous and pursued many policies contrary to their interests. Then this winter, the COVID-19 pandemic hit hardest within dense population...

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  • February 03, 2020 | Insight Action, not data collection, required to create nutrition equity in St. Petersburg

    Insight Action, not data collection, required to create nutrition equity in St. Petersburg

    Community-owned grocery co-ops, limitations on dollar-type stores, mobile markets, free food distribution and coolers at city-run recreation centers are myriad ways the City of St. Petersburg is tackling its food insecurity issues. As our city competes with other regions for jobs and new...

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