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No Silver Bullet: Behind an Effort to Tackle the Racial Wealth Gap in Urban America

November 16, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

It’s no secret that urban America has been ground zero of rising economic inequality, with some of the largest gaps in prosperity found in major metro areas, especially on the coasts. It’s also clear that race often plays a big part in how that shakes out. Over the past two decades, advocates and academics have gained deeper insight into the origins of the racial wealth gap, and what systemic factors enable some people to get ahead while others remain stuck in poverty. For years now, these insights have informed investments by grantmakers like the Ford, Mott, Annie Casey, and […]

The best carry-on bags you can buy

November 16, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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Sometimes you just don’t want to check your luggage, so you need a reliable carry-on bag that you can bring onboard the plane. Of all the carry-on bags we’ve researched and tested, the Briggs & Riley Baseline Commuter Expandable Upright is the best with its sturdy wheels, smart compression technology, and lifetime warranty.

As the popularity of air travel has increased, the associated sense of […]

Study reports economic impact of HBCUs

November 15, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The United Negro College Fund released a study calculating to total economic impact of 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Of the three in the Piedmont Triad, Bennett College, Winston-Salem State University and North Carolina A&T University total $757 million.

The report also calculated total employment impact and lifetime earning for graduates. For WSSU, jobs total 2,239 jobs and $4 billion for the lifetime income of graduates.The data to support these numbers is from 2014 which is why WSSU Chancellor Elwood Robinson believes the impact is much greater today. Robinson emphasized there are several layers that relate to […]