DCWBC Entrepreneur Profile

This is part of a series of profiles showcasing the talented entrepreneurs of NCRC’s DC Women’s Business Center. Nicole’s Kitchen is a women-owned business started by Nicole Flint that sells fresh baked treats to the DMV area.

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Race, Jobs & The Economy

The latest monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides important insights into the current state of the US labor market. In February 2023, there was an increase of 311,000 new jobs.

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The simplest lessons from SVB: Weakened rules, too much risk

How To Protect Depositors from Bank Failures? Prevent Banks from Taking Big Risks While it would be appealing to have a clear, singular villain to blame, it took many actors and decisions to set up the conditions that led to three bank failures in the last few weeks. Banks, regulators, depositors and politicians all played a role.

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Leading the Way: Celebrating the Women of NCRC

It’s all too easy to overlook the humanity of our colleagues when we are focused on our work. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’d like to highlight a few of the extraordinary women I have the privilege of working alongside at NCRC.

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Video: CRA Basics

Online Event Archive Recorded February 23, 2023 Banks have the capital to be a catalyst for change in your neighborhood and can be critical community partners. This presentation will cover how NCRC uses the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to secure community benefits agreements with banks and explore how CRA can be used to increase reinvestment

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Incorporating Race into the Illinois Community Reinvestment Act

February 28, 2023 Mr. Craig Cellini Rules Coordinator Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation 329 West Washington, 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62789 Via Email: Craig.Cellini@Illinois.gov RE: NCRC’s Written Testimony for the Bank Community Reinvestment Hearing on March 2, 2023 Code Citation: 38 Ill. Adm. Code 345  Dear Mr. Cellini: The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), an association

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NCRC, University Of Michigan Receive National Institute Of Health Grant To Study Redlining and Health

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year, $3 million research grant to researchers at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) and the University of Richmond to create and harmonize important data exploring the association of structural racism with health in the United States.

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2023 Advocacy Week Policy Agenda for the 118th Session of Congress

2023 Advocacy Week Agenda 118th Session of Congress Photo by: ©tonktiti – stock.adobe.com Investing in a Just Economy Our 2023 Advocacy Week Agenda serves to prepare attendees of NCRC Advocacy Week to meet with their members of Congress during our Just Economy Conference. It is a call to action on four core issues, discussed in

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Support the CFPB and Stop Credit Card Junk Fees

NCRC has joined with Americans for Financial Reform, the National Consumer Law Center, More Perfect Union, and numerous other organizations in a campaign in support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new proposed rule that holds banks accountable to keep credit card late fees at $8 or less. Send a comment to support the CFPB

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NCRC Submits Comments to the Appraisal Subcommittee About Tackling Discriminatory Home Appraisals in Response to its January 24th Hearing

(Download) February 8, 2023 Jim Park Executive Director Appraisal Subcommittee 1325 G Street Suite 500, NW Washington, DC 20005 appraisalbiashearing@asc.gov Dear Executive Director Park: The National Community Reinvestment Coalition appreciates the opportunity to submit written comments to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s Appraisal Subcommittee. We thank the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination

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What Columbia, Maryland, Can Teach The Nation About Community, Economic Inequality And The Persistence Of Segregation

Economic justice advocates face off against huge and pervasive forces every day in working to build a better world. The enormity of that history can feel overwhelming, especially when assessing national-level data about the problems that National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) members work every day to cure.  It can help to drill down to a

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