NBC: As McConnell’s family shows, the legacy of slavery persists in most American lives

NBC, July 9, 2019: As McConnell’s family shows, the legacy of slavery persists in most American lives When Mitch McConnell confirmed Tuesday that his ancestors had owned slaves, he didn’t say whether he was surprised to learn about it from an NBC News report the day before. But historians, economists and other scholars say that few Americans should […]

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Forbes: District for the rich: Black-owned businesses fight for survival in gentrifying D.C.

Washington, D.C., has been declared the most gentrified city in the country, according to a study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. Beyond the more than 20,000 Black D.C. residents who have actively been displaced since 2000, drastic increases in commercial rent and property taxes are also forcing long-loved Black-owned businesses to close their doors.

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