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How Chicago’s affordable housing system perpetuates city’s long history of segregation

Government backed affordable housing in Chicago has largely been confined to majority Black neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty, a design that has perpetuated the…

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The Water Crisis in Mississippi America Can’t Afford to Ignore

Right now, Calandra Davis’ water pressure is too low to take a shower. When she turns on her sinks, the water comes out at a…

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The dystopian roots of the concept of “Meritocracy”

Meritocracy is one of those things that sounds innocuous enough on the surface (hard work pays off! everyone gets rewarded proportionately according to their abilities!),…

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The FCC Just Authorized a $3.2 Billion Dollar Program Meant To Bring Low-Income Americans Online

The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted late Thursday to adopt the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program—a $3.2 billion dollar initiative meant to lower the cost of…

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America, the big lie

American unity has always come at the price of Black people’s lives and freedom. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/2/8/america-the-big-lie Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it…

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Dems try to shoehorn major child poverty reduction plan into Covid bill

Congressional Democrats will try to insert a major child poverty reduction proposal into their Covid relief package when it comes up for consideration in the…

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Black Americans receiving Covid vaccines at lower rates than whites

In every state Blacks were significantly underrepresented among people vaccinated so far, analysis by Kaiser Health News shows Black Americans are receiving Covid vaccinations at…

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Bill and Melinda Gates warn of “immunity inequality” in annual letter

Bill and Melinda Gates warned in their annual letter Wednesday that the lasting legacy of the coronavirus pandemic could be “immunity inequality” — a wide…

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World’s richest got wealthier during pandemic while inequality grew for the rest

Almost every country in the world is likely to see an increase in inequality because of the pandemic, according to a new report. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/world-s-richest-become-wealthier-during-covid-pandemic-inequality-grows-n1255506…

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Banks cash in as Wall Street blows out Main Street

America’s big banks capped off a winning year, led by soaring Wall Street-facing business lines. Why it matters: Banks cashed in on the white-hot IPO…

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Pandemic reveals tale of 2 Californias like never before

SACRAMENTO — The tale of two Californias has never been clearer. As Bay Area tech workers set up home offices to avoid coronavirus exposure, grocers,…

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The Southern state where Black voters are gaining in numbers, but not power

Georgia’s fast-changing demographics — its multiracial contingent of newcomers, as well as college-educated and working class urbanites and suburbanites — are a big reason why…

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Dear Georgia

It’s up to you. It really is. The Senate race in your state means EVERYTHING to Georgia, and to all Americans who are suffering during…

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Ten billionaires reap $400bn boost to wealth during pandemic

Covid-19 pushed many into poverty but brought huge benefits for some of the wealthiest, renewing calls for fairer taxes Coronavirus – latest updates Coronavirus –…

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Biden’s big challenge: A growing racial wealth gap

When he takes office on Jan. 20, Joe Biden will face a gap between Black and white wealth that has grown into a yawning chasm…

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Live Updates: Election Day Voter Suppression Reports Pour In As America Casts Ballots In Record Numbers

Whether it’s through voting machines that were not operating correctly (read: broken) once polling places opened or if those polling places even opened at all,…

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Wealthier hospitals stockpiling N95 masks leave nursing homes scrambling

“Without PPE, you lose to this virus.” Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/state-mask-stockpiling-orders-are-hurting-nursing-homes-small-clinics-n1245395 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By:…

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American university investigates students intentionally contracting coronavirus to sell their plasma

<p>Brigham Young University-Idaho says it is ‘deeply troubled’ by reports of students purposely contracting the novel virus</p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/brigham-young-university-idaho-coronavirus-investigation-students-selling-plasma-byu-b1037970.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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JPMorgan commits $30 billion to fight the racial wealth gap

Data: Fortune 500, Axios analysis of company statements, get the data; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon, Naema Ahmed/Axios JPMorgan Chase announced Thursday a $30 billion investment over the next five…

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Healthy US economy failed to narrow racial gaps in 2019

The solid growth that the United States enjoyed before the viral pandemic paralyzed the economy this spring failed to reduce racial disparities in Americans’ income…

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Poor Households Spend Nearly Four Times as Much on Utilities as Well-Off Ones

Low-income households of color tend to spend a bigger share of their income on energy bills. New research from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient…

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