COVID Creative Placemaking

of this national health crisis will take longer than initially expected. Utilizing art to process loss, explore themes of inequity in health and advocate for a more just society has a much-needed place in the creativity and function of community.

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Black Entrepreneurship’s Lethal Pre-Existing Condition: The Racial Wealth Divide During the COVID Crisis

Black America was in an economic crisis before COVID-19, and recovery for Black-owned businesses will require solutions to the economic preconditions that made success and wealth accumulation so difficult to achieve before the pandemic, a new report found.

Women in Crisis: NCRC launches a popup publishing series about America’s First Female Recession.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll publish essays from NCRC staff, members, local leaders and national partners who can give a voice to the concerns, issues and solutions for women, specifically Black, indigenous and women of color, who have been living through and managing this health and economic crisis for the past year. 

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Relationships Matter: Small Business and Bank Branch Locations

Relationships Matter: Small Business and Bank Branch Locations — Key Takeaways The number of banks and bank branches has declined significantly since 2009. Local branches are still crucial to small business lending. Small business lending is increasingly dominated by the largest lending institutions. Smaller institutions are disappearing as they merge or are bought out by …

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NCRC applauds passage of the American Rescue Plan

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan – the new $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed earlier this week in the Senate, and championed by President Biden, who is expected to sign the bill Friday.