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Baltimore Unrest One Year Later, Has Anything Changed Since Freddie Gray’s Death?

Police reform is in the works but city still faces unemployment, crime, and poverty

The Rev. Jamal Bryant, the politically influential Baltimore pastor who delivered the eulogy at Freddie…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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More Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education: Fact 5

More schooling increases personal financial security

One year of additional schooling lowers the probability of a student later being unemployed by…

By Robin White Goode

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Women Age 65 are Becoming Poorest Americans

Reports shows 401k plans have failed most workers who are facing financial hardships in retirement

Starting a business after age 50 can be very risky but it can also…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Women at the Bottom of Income Gap

New Census report shows no progress on racial income gaps

While other groups may have stayed out of work after a job loss, African American…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Poverty and Disadvantage Hurts Boys More Than Girls

Even in the womb, boys are more affected by stress

Boys in the U.S. are falling behind, but boys in disadvantaged homes, or who are…

By Robin White Goode

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#YesWeCode Will Recruit Minorities for New Tech Training Initiative in the South Bronx

Assembly member Michael Blake hopes to transform district by introducing more economic opportunities for jobless youth

#YesWeCode teamed up with Assembly member Michael Blake for New Faces of Tech, an event…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Pope Francis Inspiring Investors to Adopt Biblical Principles on Climate Change

Pope links income inequality and social responsibility to climate debate

“In response to the Pope’s call to phase out fossil fuels, there is now a…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Viola Davis Talks Growing Up Hungry, Poor and Ashamed

'How to Get Away With Murder' star reflects on her life and career at age 50

‘How to Get Away With Murder’ star reflects on her life and career at age…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Nearly 40% of Black Children Live in Poverty

Child poverty rates are declining for all other groups

The number of black children living in poverty in the U.S. held steady over the…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Beyoncé, Coldplay, and Pearl Jam to Headline New York’s Global Citizen Festival

Festival takes place September 26 in Central Park

Global Citizen Festival takes place in New York on September 26.

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Should More Black Children Be Getting Special Education Services?

Black children 1.4 times more likely to receive services

The writers assert that more black children need special ed services although they are already…

By Robin White Goode

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More Time on Task Leads to Better Student Results

Give children the time they need to excel

Educating students in poverty requires considerably more time than the traditional school calendar offers.

By Robin White Goode

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Study: More than Half of U.S. Public School Children Are Low-Income Students

Mississippi leads the nation with highest rate of poor students

A recent analysis done by the Southern Education Foundation shows that more than half of…

By Courtney Connley

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Book Review: “How The Poor Can Save Capitalism”

How The Poor Can Save Capitalism brings hope to struggling economy

John Hope Bryant is one of America’s most famed empowerment leaders. The founder, chairman and…

By Essence Gant

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Jay Z Wants To End Extreme Poverty By 2030

Can the 'god MC' fulfill his goal?

The Roc Nation CEO aims to tap into his more philanthropic side, as Jay Z…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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John Hope Bryant Talks about New Book and CFPB Partnership

Operation HOPE partners with CFPB

In part three of this series, Black Enterprise speaks with John Hope Bryant to learn…

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John Hope Bryant Talks about Project 5117

Black Enterprise spoke with John Hope Bryant to learn more about Project 5117, an…

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What You Choose To Believe About Money Matters

Believing you are destined to be rich won't make wealth inevitable. But believing you are born to be poor all but guarantees a life of lack.

There’s no guarantee that believing you are destined to be rich, alone, will make you…

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Fox Host: Being on Food Stamps Would Help me Lose Weight

The discussion on Fox News centered around Cory Booker's food stamp channel.

“Could you live on 133 bucks a month for food?”

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Median Income Falls While Number of Poor Remain Steady

The amount of Americans with health insurance also declined from 2010-11

The amount of Americans with health insurance also declined from 2010-11

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