• Black Millennials Were Major Contributors To 2020's Home Buying Surge

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    By Kimberly Wilson · April 6, 2021April 4, 2021 Homeownership is one of the most well-known and effective ways Black families can build intergenerational wealth. Unfortunately, like most industries, housing equity is not shared and distributed evenly. For many, the dream never seemed attainable - due to exacerbating levels of inequality and systemic racism, such as student loan debt - but a new group has emerged showing that that dream is in fact, a reality. An analysis from the National Association of Homeowners released back in November showed African Americans made up 5 percent of...
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  • Dozens Of Black Executives Call on Corporations to Fight Restrictive Voting Bills

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    By Kimberly Wilson · April 6, 2021April 4, 2021 There's a cultural reckoning upon us, and Black executives can no longer keep silent. More than 70 prominent Black business leaders have signed a letter urging U.S. companies to battle against restrictive voting rights, following a bill that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law last week which includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. The law is an attempt to disproportionately disenfranchise voters of color following Black voters and organizers in Georgia who worked to turn the...
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