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MIT hackathon explores a role for churches in closing wealth gap
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MIT hackathon explores a role for churches in closing wealth gap
Can churches help narrow the wealth gap? Three teams of community organizers and students explored that question during a daylong hackathon on the racial wealth gap.
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Boston Black homeowners lose billions to biased property valuations
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Business
Boston Black homeowners lose billions to biased property valuations
In February, a Zillow study found, “The typical home value of Boston-area homes with Black owners is 18% less than homes with white owners.”
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Arts & Culture
In ‘The Barber of Little Rock,’ one man takes on the racial wealth gap
Arlo Washington sits in his car, a backdrop of greenery visible through the window behind him as he gazes ahead. “I’m on a mission, and it ain’t over,” he asserts. A momentary pause follows before a look of determination flashes across Washington’s face, and he continues, “It’s just begun.”
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MIT hackathon tackles racial wealth gap
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MIT hackathon tackles racial wealth gap
Hackathons usually involve computer programmers and sometimes engineers gathering together to brainstorm, trying to solve a technical challenge. But the 75 activists, faith leaders and students assembled for a hackathon at MIT last weekend were focused on an economic and social challenge: the racial wealth gap.
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Chamber of Commerce tackles wealth gap
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Chamber of Commerce tackles wealth gap
On Friday, as part of a campaign to revisit the research, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce brought together a group of panelists, including AJ Barkley, head of neighborhood and community lending for Bank of America; Chrystal Kornegay, executive director of MassHousing; and John Smith, executive director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. During the hour-long panel, the group discussed how to bridge the racial wealth gap and advised residents of color how to take advantage of available resources.
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Opinion
Record inflation shrinks housing affordability, worsens racial wealth gaps
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the nation’s consumer price index  (CPI) at the end of May was the largest since December 1981, more than 40 years ago.
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News
COVID’s effects worsen America’s racial wealth gap
As the global pandemic continues to take lives and infect multiple generations, virtually every dimension of life is challenged. And people with the fewest financial resources before COVID-19 are being challenged more than ever. 
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Boston’s chief of equity holds conversation on closing Boston’s wealth gap
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Boston’s chief of equity holds conversation on closing Boston’s wealth gap
In one of her first events as the city’s chief of equity, Karilyn Crockett led a discussion Aug. 27 on the wealth gap with the Boston Women’s Workforce Council (BWWC) and the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, examining pay equity along race and gender lines.
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