Colloquium: Current & Proposed Efforts for Improving African American Homeownership

By Stephen Sills / May 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Colloquium: Current & Proposed Efforts for Improving African American Homeownership

Rather than narrowing, the gap in homeownership rates by race has grown steadily over the last century. In 1900, the gap between white and Black homeownership was 27.6%, that gap…

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RPIC Policy Agenda – Improve Educational Attainment and Outcomes

By Stephen Sills / May 17, 2022 / Comments Off on RPIC Policy Agenda – Improve Educational Attainment and Outcomes

While educational attainment has risen significantly in the last two decades, we continue to see a huge disparity in post-secondary education by race and ethnicity. White 25- to 29-year-olds are…

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RPIC Policy Agenda – Reduce Disparities in Health due to Social Drivers of Health

By Stephen Sills / May 16, 2022 / Comments Off on RPIC Policy Agenda – Reduce Disparities in Health due to Social Drivers of Health

The effects of systemic racism are visible throughout the health care system and in the disproportionately negative health outcomes among communities of color. Black patients fare significantly worse than whites in the categories including infant mortality and neonatal health; HIV/AIDS; cardiovascular disease; cancer screening and management; adult and child immunizations; diabetes; asthma; end-stage renal disease; nutritional risk; breast cancer; as well as anxiety, depression, and substance misuse.

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RPIC Policy Agenda – Increase Affordable, Fair, & Healthy Housing Options

By Stephen Sills / May 14, 2022 / Comments Off on RPIC Policy Agenda – Increase Affordable, Fair, & Healthy Housing Options

Rather than narrowing, the gap in homeownership rates by race has grown steadily over the last century. In 1900, the gap between white and Black homeownership was 27.6%, that gap has not improved in the last 121 years with U.S. Census Bureau data from April 2021 showing a 29.6% difference between white and Black homeowners. The relationship between income, housing, and wealth accumulation is interconnected.

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RPIC Policy Agenda – Advancing Economic Opportunities for Minority Communities

By Stephen Sills / May 13, 2022 / Comments Off on RPIC Policy Agenda – Advancing Economic Opportunities for Minority Communities

The wage and wealth gap between white and Black workers is an important contributor to disparities in access to quality housing, medical care, food access, and educational opportunities.

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How were minority and women owned small businesses assisted by the National Institute of Minority Economic Development during the pandemic?

By Stephen Sills / May 11, 2022 / Comments Off on How were minority and women owned small businesses assisted by the National Institute of Minority Economic Development during the pandemic?

In a poll conducted by the Research, Policy, & Impact Center, RETOOLNC grant recipients were asked how they used funds they received during the pandemic.

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Poll Shows Rate Increase Adds Additional Financial Burden on Women and Minority Owned Small Business

By Stephen Sills / May 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Poll Shows Rate Increase Adds Additional Financial Burden on Women and Minority Owned Small Business

Last Wednesday (5/3/22), the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a half percentage point, the largest rate increase since 2000. The Fed previously raised its rate a quarter percentage point…

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PPP Lending Disparities by Race in 2020 and 2021

By pwsadmin / June 24, 2021 / Comments Off on PPP Lending Disparities by Race in 2020 and 2021

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was widely criticized, for favoring white-owned businesses over Minority Business Enterprises. (MBE) In the study PPP loans were consolidated using the program Stata using data…

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PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) Disparities by Gender in North Carolina by Year

By pwsadmin / June 24, 2021 / Comments Off on PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) Disparities by Gender in North Carolina by Year

In order to determine whether Paycheck Protection loans in the North Carolina, suffered the same disparities between gender and race, as we found in our previous articles for 2020 PPP…

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Griffin & Strong Find Significant Disparities in N.C. Procurement: Non-Partisan Small Business Reserve Program is one of the Best Remedies for N.C.

By pwsadmin / June 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Griffin & Strong Find Significant Disparities in N.C. Procurement: Non-Partisan Small Business Reserve Program is one of the Best Remedies for N.C.

The NC Department of Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Office recently released a disparity study, researched by Griffin & Strong P.C., on the availability and utilization of minority and women business…

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