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NCRC Hires Marisa Calderon as New Executive Director of Community Development Fund

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition has hired Marisa Calderon as executive director of the NCRC Community Development Fund, which provides loans for housing, small business and other community development needs in low- and moderate-income communities.  Calderon, based in California, was executive director at the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and authored their …

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The Washington Post: Black men in D.C. are expected to die 17 years earlier than White men. Here’s why.

Roberts and his two co-authors analyzed mortality data from 1999 to 2017. They found that, on average, Black men died 17 years earlier than their White counterparts in 2016. Heart disease, homicide, cancer and unintentional injuries such as accidental drug poisoning contributed most to the gap. Homicide contributed most to the gap from ages 15 to 39, while heart disease and cancer contributed most from ages 45 to 74.

Medium: Reparations, Race, and Reputation in Credit: Rethinking the Relationship Between Credit Scores and Reports with Black Communities

Credit reports and credit scores reflect stunning racial disparities. Over a dozen studies have found that Black consumers have lower credit scores as a group than whites (listed in this policy brief). As a result, Black consumers have less access to mortgages, credit cards, and even government lending intended to help those most in need — a July 2020 study by ClimateWire found credit scores kept many Black consumers from obtaining Small Business Administration disaster relief loans. Credit reports or credit scores are also used by insurance companies, employers, and landlords, creating racial disparities in those settings as well.