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"A Discussion on the Trauma of Inequality" Twitter Chat

Though we might not always agree with it or want to do it, there's a reason why they tell you to put on your own oxygen mask or life jacket first. …

How Gentrification Affected Philadelphia's Homeowners

Tax delinquency rates rose with jumps in tax burdens, but relief programs for some owners helped mitigate the effect.<p>When a neighborhood gentrifies, and housing values go up, incumbent renters in that neighborhood are at risk of being priced out. We all know that story. But what’s the effect on …

Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied …

African-American News

Is America Ready to Rethink Incarceration?

A new poll suggests that most people in the United States think we need to turn away from building prisons, and toward community development.<p>It’s no secret that America has an incarceration problem. And being “tough on crime” is something politicians proclaim in election years to prove that they …

Resources from Our Organizational Journey Toward Racial Equity & Inclusion

Tools & Practices to Guide Organizations Committed to REI<p>For the last five years, Living Cities has been grappling with how to address racial …

Measuring Inclusion in America’s Cities

How do we measure inclusion?<p>“Overall inclusion” reflects the ability of <i>historically excluded populations</i>—in this case, lower-income residents and …

A Strategy for Growth

Advancing racial equity is a strategy for fostering economic growth, for providing businesses a competitive advantage and for securing opportunity …

The Value of Community Philanthropy

Community is not merely a geographical place, it is the bonds, shared values, history, and sense of belonging that allows us to make meaning with …

Diversity and inclusion will drive our region forward

In William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies,” a group of young boys are the sole survivors of a plane crash in the tumult of a wartime evacuation, ending …

The $9 Jar of Artisanal Pickles

The <i>real food</i> or <i>local food</i> movement has been critiqued as having two sets of implications: One fosters good jobs, boosts a sustainable economy, …

Despite Legal Protections, Black Families Face Housing Discrimination

In spite of decades of fair housing laws, studies in different cities have shown that black families still face routine discrimination when they …

Despite gains, women remain underrepresented among U.S. political and business leaders

One hundred years after Jeannette Rankin became the first female member of the U.S. Congress, women remain underrepresented in political and business …

Cities Are Raising the Bar and Building Beloved Communities Where Black Men and Boys Can Thrive

To build beloved communities across America where black men and boys are healthy, thriving, and able to achieve their fullest potential — that is the …

Why Equity Is Important to FSG

<i>Over the past several years, FSG has made a number of changes to bring greater focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into the work we</i> …

How Structural Racism is Linked to Higher Rates of Police Violence

It's not just implicit racial bias. According to a new study, state policies are also a determinant factor in police shootings that disproportionately target African Americans.<p>The question that typically pops up when black people are killed by police is whether racism had anything to do with it. …

Police Shootings

National Opportunity Youth Organizations: Year-In-Review and 2018 Goals - The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

blog<p>February 12, 2018<p>The Opportunity Youth Network (OYN) works collectively on the goal of reducing the number of opportunity youth in the country by …

Equity Gaining Emphasis in Assessing Student Outcomes

While compliance and improvement are the predominant driving factors for measuring student learning in higher education, a recent survey by the …

Increasing Opportunities for Working Mothers Would Boost the Economy

<b>Investments in early care and education plus stronger labor standards would have tremendous payoff</b><p>By <b>Holly Low</b><p>To read a PDF version of this report, …

A Virginia school district isn’t hiring enough teachers of color — but the problem is national

<b>By Casey Quinlan</b><p>Fairfax County School District in Virginia aims to improve its recruitment and hiringof teachers of color, since a recent study …

Becoming Visible: Race, Economic Security, and Political Voice in Jackson, MS

Becoming Visible: Race, Economic Security, and Political Voice in Jackson, MS November 2017<p>New publication from New America’s Family-Centered Social …

A Conversation With Black Parents, Teachers and Students

Ikhlas Saleem is the Deputy Director of Digital and Social Media for Education Post. In addition to managing editorial and digital content, she …

All-In Cities: Building an Equitable Economy from the Ground Up

As cities come back, leaders must bake equity and inclusion into their growth strategies. This framing paper for the All-In Cities initiative, …

What would a women-led city look like? This urban anthropologist wants to start that conversation

Urban anthropologist <b>Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman</b> wants people to realize something while on their daily commute to work or walking to and from their …

#Goodreads: Resources on Racial Equity

Racial equity and inclusion are at the forefront of all of our work. Absent an intentional focus on race, the status quo persists and racial gaps …

An Illustrated Agenda for Change in 2018

Visual storyteller Ariel Aberg-Riger asks 10 people leading city change: How can we do better?<p>Further reading<p><b>Tamika Butler</b> (@tamikabutler): Tamika Butler to Step Down as Head of LACBC; Leaves Behind Strong Legacy of Inclusion in Transportation• <b><br>Cristina Garza</b> (@programsEDC): Mission EDC launches …

Carnegie Mellon University

What did you do to end mass incarceration? - California Endowment

State of the Cities: Leading the Way in Racial Equity Through Speech And Action

NLC’s 2017 <i>State of the Cities</i> analysis reveals how much mayors are using their public platforms to call attention to the issues of inequities based …