Juneteenth & Reparations

The Legal Eagle Review, Friday, July 19, 2019
Juneteenth, which is celebrated on June 19th, recognizes the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, and the official conclusion of the Civil War on May 13, 1865. This celebration date results from the arrival of General Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, and... Read More »

Despite 114% Growth Rate, Women-Owned Businesses Do Not Generate Same Wealth as Male-Owned Businesses

KTVN, Thursday, July 18, 2019
CHICAGO, July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report produced by Asset Funders Network (ANF), in collaboration with Duke University's Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Closing the Women's Wealth Gap (CWWG), reveals that while data shows women-... Read More »

Donald Trump disavows the chants against Ilhan Omar, but 'send her back' could be the rallying cry of 2020

ABC News, Thursday, July 18, 2019
"Send her back" is the new "lock her up". Having spent the best part of a week whipping up his base with racist language, President Donald Trump is trying to put the genie back into the bottle. "I didn't say that, they did. I disagree with it," he said, the morning after the crowd... Read More »

Angela Project Sparks Baptist Reflections on Slavery and Repair

Word & Way, Thursday, July 18, 2019
African-American novelist and playwright James Baldwin said, “History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history. If we pretend otherwise, we literally are criminals.” With that in mind, black and white Baptists gathered together in Birmingham, Ala., in... Read More »

The Finance 202: Investors track new Washington drama as debt ceiling deadline approaches

The Washington Post, Monday, July 15, 2019
Investors won’t be getting a break from Washington-bred drama this summer.  Just as a pause in escalating U.S.-China tensions seemed to promise a respite, a fast-approaching deadline for lifting the debt ceiling presents a new potential crisis.  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin... Read More »

Welcome to Libra week

Politico, Monday, July 15, 2019
Welcome to Libra week — Facebook’s proposed digital currency will likely take a hammering on Capitol Hill this week with a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Tuesday and a House Financial Services hearing on Wednesday. Trump ripped the would-be digital currency last... Read More »

Behind Trump’s ‘go back’ demand: A long history of rejecting ‘different’ Americans

The Washington Post, Monday, July 15, 2019
The Know-Nothings wanted German and Irish immigrants to get out because they were allegedly subversive and diseased people who were stealing American jobs. White preachers and politicians of the 1820s urged freed blacks to move to West Africa, supposedly for their own good. From that drive to... Read More »

Debate grows over reparations for slavery and racial injustice

CQ MAGAZINE, Monday, July 15, 2019
Mikala Bembery almost didn’t make it inside. More than two hours into a House Judiciary hearing on a bill (HR 40) to examine the idea of reparations to remedy the still-lingering damage of centuries of legal slavery in the United States, Bembery stood in line just outside the room where actor... Read More »

Two Economists Fuel Democratic Debate Over How Far Left to Go

Wall Street Journal, Sunday, July 14, 2019
For decades, William Darity Jr. and Darrick Hamilton toiled in obscurity. They criticized mainstream economists and politicians for failing to address racial inequality, and touted more radical remedies of their own. Now, with the 2020 presidential campaign under way and liberal... Read More »

Businesswomen in Manhattan learned why negotiating is crucial for women

WIBW, Friday, July 12, 2019
Businesswomen in Manhattan learned why negotiating is crucial for women in the workforce at the Women in Business luncheon on Friday. The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the program about learning negotiation strategies based on the video series by Duke University professor, Ashleigh... Read More »