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A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE PANDEMIC It is no accident that the Covid-19 pandemic is coinciding with global unrest. The pandemic has exposed how deeply-entrenched social, political and economic inequities have literally and metaphorically infected the world. Resolving these inequities will determine how all of us will thrive in a post-Covid world. Changing how the...
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Enterprise Women’s Mentoring Program is excited to host its first fully-virtual program held from October 2020 to June 2021! WHAT YOU’LL GIVE: Your time – One hour, twice a month. Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. WHAT YOU’LL GET: The chance to help girls in Baltimore build self-esteem, make healthy choices, and achieve personal and...
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By Karin Wulf SMITHSONIANMAG.COM SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 The traditional narrative of American voting rights and of American women’s history, taught in schools for generations, emphasizes the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 as the pinnacle of achievement for suffragists. A look at the headlines from last month’s centennial commemorations largely confirms women’s suffrage as a...
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By: YESIM SAYIN TAYLOR & EMILIA CALMA A recent working paper released by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth (WCEG) —and covered by the Washington Post on July 2—found that Black and Hispanic homeowners pay a higher effective tax on their homes when compared to what white homeowners pay on comparable homes, because Black- and Hispanic-owned homes are assessed...
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By  Josh Wood and  Tim Craig LOUISVILLE — Five months after Breonna Taylor’s death, Kentucky’s largest city has become the epicenter of the national movement for racial justice, weathering more than 80 days of protests as activists pour into the streets calling for charges against the police officers involved in her fatal shooting. Backed by...
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By Leah Thomas I grew up admiring the black women in my life for their constant, unwavering strength in a society that wasn’t built for them. Both of my grandmothers who lived through segregation went to college and ended up working in the same elementary school. I used their stories to motivate me and to...
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By Gabriella Velasco & Martha Fedorowicz In June, the Housing Matters editorial team, spurred by the national uprisings against police brutality and anti-Black structural racism, and the uneven effects of COVID-19 pledged a renewed commitment to racial equity. To manifest this promise, we committed to “reexamine evidence and assumptions in order to advance antiracist housing policy and practice,” and as a...
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Before Breonna Taylor was a name chanted in the streets and scrawled on signs, before she was a face emblazoned on street murals and the cover of Oprah’s magazine, before she was the reason millions of Americans started clamoring for criminal charges to be brought against four Louisville police officers, before she came to symbolize...
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Women and girls of color are pivotal frontline leaders and organizers in the powerful social change movements that pave the way for a more equitable and just democracy. Our report, Pocket Change—How Women and Girls of Color Do More With Less, seeks to better understand how they do this work and asks critical questions of...
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Before Philadelphia’s stay-at-home order went into effect in March, Iresha Picot walked in parks and neighborhoods all over the city, often meeting up with black women of all ages. Even though she’s been careful to follow social distancing guidelines, Picot says she’s still able to connect with a community nearly 750,000 strong. “You have a...
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