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Biden Pick for Treasury’s No. 2, a Moderate Voice, Breaks Racial Barrier

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Speaking at a Washington think tank in the summer of 2016, Adewale Adeyemo, President Barack Obama’s international economics adviser, warned about the perils of protectionism, explained how a growing Chinese economy was good for the world and talked up the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal he helped negotiate......

USMNT planning gesture for racial justice – Adams

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United States midfielder Tyler Adams said the USMNT is planning to make some sort of gesture in support of racial justice prior to its friendly against Wales on Thursday. The RB Leipzig player, however, wouldn’t say precisely what the team has planned. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S.......

McDonald’s seeks dismissal of racial discrimination lawsuit from former franchisees

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A customer pulls into a McDonald’s restaurant. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images McDonald’s on Friday asked a judge to dismiss the racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former franchisees, arguing that it wants every operator in its system to......

Bostic says the Fed needs to do more to address racial economic impact from the pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Cameron Costa | CNBC The Federal Reserve has a substantial role to play in addressing the racial economic disparities brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, Raphael Bostic, president......

Opinion: Investing in Black-owned banks key to ending racial disparities

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ryan Williams, co-founder and chief executive officer of RealCadre LLC (Cadre), listens during the Skybridge Alternatives (SALT) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 9, 2019. Joe Buglewicz | Bloomberg | Getty Images At the end of the Civil War and......

JPMorgan Chase commits $30 billion to help shrink racial wealth gap

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here America’s biggest bank is pledging to invest $30 billion to help close the yawning wealth gap between people of color and whites in the U.S.  JPMorgan Chase said Thursday it plans to funnel that money into Black and Hispanic......

Class Action Suit Alleging Racial Discrimination by Cleveland Water May Go Forward, Judge Rules

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click to enlarge GoFundMe / “Support Mr. Pickett” Federal Judge Solomon Oliver ruled last week that the majority of claims in a class-action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination by the Cleveland Water Department may go forward. The City of Cleveland filed a motion to dismiss the suit in its entirety earlier......

Hotter Days Widen Racial Gap in U.S. Schools, Data Shows

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WASHINGTON — Rising temperatures are widening the racial achievement gap in United States schools, new research suggests, offering the latest evidence that the burdens of climate change fall disproportionately on people of color. In a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Human Behavior, researchers found that students performed worse......

New documentary asks if the focus on removing statues and mascots is a distraction from true racial justice

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here “Changing the name of sports teams, changing the packaging of a style of pancake mix. Is it all just a kind of distraction from actual justice and political change?” author John Semley asks. “I think that a question like......

The economy, Covid-19 and racial inequality are voters’ top concerns ahead of the first Trump-Biden debate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here First presidential debate: Trump, Biden need to address coronavirus, racial inequality SEARCH QUOTES Source – Click here for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Fidel Castro Stayed in Harlem 60 Years Ago to Highlight Racial Injustice in the U.S.

Smithsonian
When the General Assembly of the United Nations opened 60 years ago this week, Fidel Castro, the revolutionary leader of Cuba, audaciously ensured that the world’s attention would be drawn to America’s “race problem.” On the evening of September 19, 1960, Castro—in New York for the international summit—stormed out of......

The Long, Painful History of Racial Unrest

Smithsonian
This article was originally published on the blog for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History as part of a five-part series titled “Black Life in Two Pandemics: Histories of Violence”. With the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing civil unrest, historians, educators and the general public once again......

LA Hospital Seeks Vaccine Trial Participants Among Its Own High-Risk Patients

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Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). [UPDATED at 1 p.m. ET] The patients at Dr. Eric Daar’s hospital are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, and he’s determined to make sure they’re part of the effort to fight the disease. He also hopes......

How to Have That Tough Conversation About Race, Racism and Racial Identity

Smithsonian
The nation—and the world—have been glued to their televisions over the sadness and anger following the death of George Floyd. Scenes unfold of multi-racial crowds of people wearing masks in the midst of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Their hands are raised, they chant “we can’t breathe,” and they carry signs......

Secretary Lonnie Bunch: It Is Time for America to Confront Its Tortured Racial Past

Smithsonian
Like many Americans, watching multiple incidents of deadly violence against black people unfold before our eyes has left us feeling demoralized and distraught, aghast, and angry. Not only have we been forced to grapple with the impact of a global pandemic, we have been forced to confront the reality that,......

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