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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative National Press Coverage:
National Multi-Racial, Multi-Ethnic Coalition Demands that the U.S. Senate EnactStrong Financial Reform and Close America's Racial Wealth Gap.
January 20, 2010 -- Forty prominent scholars, experts and advocates from the Insight Center's Experts of Color Network say all Americans will benefit if bold steps are taken to protect communities of color.
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Initiative Director Meizhu Lui interviewed on
C-SPAN Initiative Director Meizhu Lui interviewed on
CNN Expert James Carr of NCRC on
Fox Business News Radio
Expert Barbara Robles interviewed by Michelle Martin on
NPR: Tell Me More Initiative Director Meizhu Lui interviewed on the
Takeaway Initiative Director Meizhu Lui interviewed by DaRayl Davis on
Wealth of the Nation Interview with expert Algernon Austin from EPI and Brandeis University's Tom Shapiro on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show,
"The Wealth Gap" Initiative Manager Ludovic Blain on Seattle's KBCS
One World Report On-line
Expert James Carr of NCRCop-ed on
Reuter's Expert Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi of the Ford Foundation, expert Jose Garcia of Demos and Initiative Manager Ludovic Blain on discuss "What Difference Does Wealth Make?" on
Grit TV with Laura Flanders Expert Jose Garcia of Demos on the Huffington Post,
"Use the Race Lens to Scrutinize Financial Products" Expert Jose Garcia of Demos on the Huffington Post,
"The Time Has Come to Address the Racial Wealth Gap" Experts James Carr and Lisa Hasegawa on
Spotlight on Poverty Jack & Jill Politics, "
The Color of Wealth." BET.com News "
White-Black Wealth Gap Grows."
"Congress Nibbles on Edges of Wealth Gap" in The Washington Independent with Initiative Director Meizhu Lui New Deal 2.0,
"For Families of Color, New Deal-or Same Old Shuffle?" by Initiative Director Meizhu Lui CNN.com,
"Close the Racial Wealth Gap," by our friend Thomas Shapiro TheAtlantic.com,
"The Racial Wealth Gap, and Congress' Ignorance" WireTap Magazine,
"How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap?" coverage of the Initiative's webinar for the Media Consortium. Blackenterprise.com,
"Closing the Wealth Gap: Fight Continues in Promoting Financial Freedom for Minorities," highlights Meizhu Lui and Insight's report. Blackenterprise.com,
"Tackling the Black-White Wealth Gap: Intergenerational assets may be key to combating inequality," features ECON members William Darity, Darrick Hamilton, Avis Jones-DeWeever, and Jim Carr. Racewire,
"We'll Never Be Post-Racial As Long as The Wealth Gap Persists," by Initiative Manager Victor Corral, August 27, 2009. The Huffington Post,
"A Consumer Financial Protection Agency, or Jiminy Cricket?" by Initiative Director Meizhu Lui, December 2, 2009. The Huffington Post,
"Without an Inclusive Job Policy, There Will Be No Recovery" by Initiative Manager Victor Corral, December 2, 2009. The Huffington Post,
"White House Jobs Summit: Digging out of Unemployment Cycles" by Meizhu Lui, December 7, 2009. TheRoot.com,
"Change Obama Needs to Believe In" by ECON Member Dedrick Muhammad from IPS, December 7, 2009. The Race Equity Project, "Recession Proofing the Economy: Building Wealth in Communities of Color" by Meizhu Lui, December 10, 2009.
The Huffington Post,
"Feminomics: A Woman's Place, Still in the (poor) House" by Meizhu Lui, December 21, 2009. New Deal 2.0,
"Feminomics: Race, Gender, and Poverty in Economic Recovery" by Expert Maya Wiley, December 24, 2009. New Deal 2.0,
"Feminomics: The Unique Role of Native Women in the U.S. Economy" by Expert Sarah Hicks, Ph.D., December 22, 2009. 2009 Color of Wealth Policy Summit Press Materials
Watch our videos from the Summit on YouTube courtesy of Global Policy Solutions, LLC.