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Bank of America

Bank of America Makes Record Investment in Closing Home Ownership Gap

Purchasing a home in this country is one of the most effective ways to build wealth. But, when structural racism blocks thousands of Black families from buying a home, it worsens the country’s already fierce racial wealth gap. Efforts like Bank of America’s $15 billion Community Homeownership Commitment provide a variety of solutions to make …

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The 4% Problem and Efforts To Invest in Corporate Diversity

Journalist Jamal Simmons recently joined CBS This Morning to discuss his new Democracy Journal column, entitled “The 4 Percent Problem.” According to the Simmons, Black inclusion stalls at nearly 4% across nearly every leading sector of the U.S. economy, from technology to finance. Although many corporations made impactful commitments to racial justice following George Floyd’s …

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Comcast RISE Program

New Comcast RISE Program Makes Investment in Businesses Owned by People of Color

Comcast announced that it will award 13,000 businesses owned by people of color (including Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans) in a variety of categories including monetary grants, technology makeovers and marketing services from Comcast RISE. To date, the company has already disbursed $5 million in grants to businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Philadelphia, …

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Addressing the Digital Divide

America’s Digital Divide Could Widen Disparities This Summer, but the EDISON Alliance Is Working To Help

With school, work and home life moved online, it’s more important than ever for families to have access to quality, reliable broadband internet services. As the summer approaches, the digital divide that currently exists will become magnified as many kids leave the classroom and subsequently lose access to digital devices and broadband they may enjoy …

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Black Students’ Enrollment in Medical School

The Importance of Increasing Black Students’ Medical School Enrollment

Despite increased calls for racial diversity across business, academia, law and politics, diversity in the medical field lags behind. The proportion of the medical workforce of color — and particularly African American men’s enrollment in medical school — has not improved in the past 20 years. In fact, there has been a slight decrease.  Although …

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Women in leadership

Increasing Women in Executive Leadership Positions in 2021

Women are a force to be reckoned with in the workplace. They are strong, determined and just as hardworking as their male counterparts. Research has also shown that Fortune 500 companies with a high representation of women on their boards regularly outperform those that do not. This all translates to more profitable companies. It’s reported …

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Student Freedom Initiative Launches at Tuskegee University and Eight Other HBCUs

Student Freedom Initiative will make its first official debut in fall 2021, launching at Tuskegee University and eight other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for the 2021-2022 academic year. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring freedom in professional and life choices for students attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), Student Freedom Initiative will enhance …

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