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Systemic Problems Call For Systemic Solutions: California Needs the Right Policy Tools To Address Historic Racism

Kelsey Lyles, Health Equity Policy Lead, The Greenlining Institute Kelsey Lyles Program Manager, Health Equity, The Greenlining Institute As Health Equity Program Manager, Kelsey Lyles leads the Health Equity team’s workforce equity and inclusion advocacy efforts. Growing up in Chicago, she felt a strong commitment to social justice at a young age. Kelsey has extensive …

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Baltimore: The Black Butterfly

Marceline White, Executive Director, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition Marceline White Executive Director, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition Marceline serves as the Executive Director of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition where she leads the coalition of 8,500 supporters in promoting economic justice and financial inclusion throughout Maryland. Marceline currently co-chairs the Consumer Protection Committee of Attorney General …

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COVID-19 Disparities in Rochester, NY: The Legacy of Redlining in the City of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony

T     Barbara Van Kerkhove, Ph.D. Researcher/Policy Analyst, Empire Justice Center Barbara Van Kerkhove is a researcher/policy analyst in Empire Justice Center’s Rochester, New York, office where she does research and advocacy on a variety of consumer finance and economic justice issues. She is the principal author of “Too Big to Fail…Too Poor to …

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De facto or de jure housing inequities: The outcomes are the same

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded in St. Louis, the maps of the infections looked very familiar to those of us who work to promote integrated and inclusive communities. Unsurprisingly, it was having a greater toll on the city’s majority-Black neighborhoods, where maps already showed elevated rates of asthma and lead poisoning.

NCRC launches publishing series on Segregation, Environment and Health

National Findings Affirm Local Experiences Last week, a team of researchers from NCRC, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Public Health and University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab produced a report with maps and data from 142 cities that showed how historic discrimination in lending and investing in entire neighborhoods correlates with shorter life expectancy …

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Environmental Justice and COVID-19: Some are Living in a Syndemic

Like most American cities, Memphis has a long history of racist housing and environmental policies. As this report from NCRC and its university partners shows, this history has real world impacts today, resulting in worse health outcomes for Black neighborhoods, shorter lifespans, poorer overall health and greater risk of several complications due to COVID-19. 

How to Evaluate Community Development Financing and Services Under CRA

In anticipation of the reform proposals to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) expected this week, I am continuing the review of performance measures on CRA exams. The most recent blog looked at performance measures on the lending test. This one will scrutinize performance measures on the investment and service test.