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Posted by angeladboykin, April 15, 2014 5:45 pm

Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference is an international gathering of community to learn, share and build platforms for grassroots wealth generation, solidarity economic development and economic sustainability through community cooperative initiatives. This is an effort to bring to fruition the economic vision of the People’s Platform of late Mayor Lumumba. DATE: May 2-4, 2014 WHERE: …Read the rest and add a comment. >>

Posted by angeladboykin, April 3, 2014 3:55 pm

The Great Recession magnified and accelerated America’s racial wealth gap. The average difference in net worth between a white household and a black or Latino household has nearly tripled over the past three decades, reaching $500,000 in 2010, and it is still growing. When our nation’s fastest-growing populations lack assets to buy homes, open businesses, …Read the rest and add a comment. >>

Posted by angeladboykin, April 2, 2014 6:26 pm

Last week the Coalition for a Prosperous Mississippi convened at the Jackson Convention Complex for its 2014 annual meeting. This year’s theme — “Change. Challenge. Opportunity.” — uniquely defined our assignment going forward. We seek to facilitate change, overcome those things that challenge us, and take advantage of every known opportunity to advance the prosperity …Read the rest and add a comment. >>

Posted by angeladboykin, March 27, 2014 3:31 pm

Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference is an international gathering of community to learn, share and build platforms for grassroots wealth generation, solidarity economic development and economic sustainability through community cooperative initiatives. This is an effort to bring to fruition the economic vision of the People’s Platform of late Mayor Lumumba. As folks come into town …Read the rest and add a comment. >>

Posted by angeladboykin, March 17, 2014 8:14 pm

Our nation’s economic growth depends on the inclusion and advancement of all people — regardless of race, zip code, or income level. President Obama’s FY 2015 budget proposal contains important, targeted investments in people and places that would help build a stronger, healthier, more inclusive economy with longer periods of sustained economic growth. Read more …Read the rest and add a comment. >>

Posted by angeladboykin, March 13, 2014 6:47 pm

The Coalition for a Prosperous Mississippi is in the final stages of preparation for our upcoming annual meeting. We are planning a day of information, rejuvenation, and strategic planning for leaders and grassroots individuals across the spectrum, including financial institutions, policymakers, researchers, and various other stakeholders. Our invited guests include the Joint Center for Political …Read the rest and add a comment. >>

Posted by angeladboykin, 6:32 pm

In recent months, Child Saving’s accounts (CSAs) have received critical attention from legislators and public leaders. In addition to the automatic enrollment decision in Maine (see above), Both Senator Ron Wyden, and Senator Chuck Schumer made bold statements about the importance of these accounts and gave their support. The New America Foundation offers insight into …Read the rest and add a comment. >>

Posted by angeladboykin, March 11, 2014 7:38 pm

Coming March 18 to the Jackson Planetarium The feature-length motion picture, The Cherokee Word For Water is inspired by the true story of the struggle for, opposition to, and ultimate success of a rural Cherokee community to bring running water to their families by using the traditional concept of “gadugi “– working together to solve …Read the rest and add a comment. >>

Posted by angeladboykin, 3:26 pm

This report finds a stark difference – well over 100 points in some cases – in credit scores and related access to opportunity in predominantly white versus predominantly minority communities in Illinois. Informed by feedback from community members and credit building experts across the state, this report explores the challenges to building credit as well …Read the rest and add a comment. >>