Education and Race in North Carolina and the U.S.

By pwsadmin / May 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Education and Race in North Carolina and the U.S.
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Win for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

By pwsadmin / April 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Win for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

North Carolina House Representative Alma Adams has won an important victory for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by incorporating her bill, the HBCU Capital Finance Debt Relief Act, in…

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Disparities in PPP Lending by Gender

By pwsadmin / March 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Disparities in PPP Lending by Gender

As of January 31, 2021, the Treasury Department doled out over 6 million loans totaling nearly 600 billion dollars with an average loan amount of $98,560. The initial rollout of the program has been criticized for favoring larger businesses seeking higher loan amounts and effectively shutting out smaller minority and women owned businesses most likely to shutter their doors without immediate financial relief.

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Disparities in PPP Lending by Race

By pwsadmin / March 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Disparities in PPP Lending by Race

PPP loan data on race reveals disparities in the number of loans for the first time period PPP loans were given and amount of loans given to minority and non-minority owned businesses for both time periods.

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Redlining Reparations: Evanston Illinois takes a Lead in Addressing the Race Wealth Gap

By pwsadmin / March 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Redlining Reparations: Evanston Illinois takes a Lead in Addressing the Race Wealth Gap

Evanston, IL will be the first city in the United States to make good on their promise to offer a reparations program to its black residents that have suffered economic devastation from discriminatory lending practice.

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Medicaid Expansion Could Have Prevented 745 COVID-19 Deaths in North Carolina

By pwsadmin / March 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Medicaid Expansion Could Have Prevented 745 COVID-19 Deaths in North Carolina

Studies show that people without insurance report delaying or simply foregoing necessary medical treatment due to cost. We hypothesized that counties with a population that have higher percentages of uninsured would have higher rates of COVID-19 deaths when controlling for per capita COVID case rates.

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