50 years after the Kerner Commission - The Economic Policy Institute
Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites - The New York Times
Janelle Jones, John Schmitt, and Valerie Wilson of the Economic Policy Institute produced a report showing that 50 years after the Kerner Commission report
Black Dollars Matter: The Sales Impact of Black Consumers - The Nielsen Company
Natalie Kitroeff and Ben Casselman of the New York Times report on how large gains in the employment for Blacks do not always represent significant progress.
How rising inequality hurts everyone, even the rich - The Washington Post
From Nielsen: "Black consumers are speaking directly to brands in unprecedented ways and achieving headline-making results.
BECMA: Ensuring diversity in businesses and the workplace - The Boston Globe
Christopher Ingraham of the Washington Post wrote this piece on the increasing gap in wealth between the haves and the have nots and the consequences it has on the wider community.
BOSTON. RACISM. IMAGE. REALITY. - The Boston Globe
BECMA responded to the Boston Globe seven-part series addressing racism in the city. Read our op-ed in the Globe here.
Read the article on development in the Seaport District of Bostonto get a better sense of the barriers facing people of color in breaking into the economic prosperity of the city.