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Investing for a post-affirmative action economy

After the US Supreme Court decision curtailing affirmative action in college admissions, 21 Democratic attorneys general powerfully came together to take a stand: Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace are legal, valued, and support our economy.


The Post-Protest Pledges: Banks’ Racial Equity Initiatives

It’s been almost two years since the racial justice reckoning galvanized big banks to promise billions of dollars to increase racial equity and close the wealth gap. What are those dollars going toward, and how big a change do they represent?


How Usable Capital Can Unleash Black Business Growth and Close Racial Gaps

Learn how Mission Driven Finance and Carter Transportation are implementing best practices from How Usable Capital Will Unleash Black Business Growth.


We need an equal
opportunity economy that
supports Black businesses, too

Andre Perry and Tynesia Boyea-Robinson urge the Biden administration to establish clear, measurable goals for strategic investment in Black entrepreneurs to grow our economy.


The $55 Billion Plan

Accelerating Black-owned businesses to create wealth, jobs and growth.

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George Floyd’s death demonstrates the policy violence that devalues Black lives

The racial attitudes that lead police to choke Black people are the same that exclude Black people from employment and investment opportunities.


Power, Risk, and Justice:
A Model for Investors to
Advance Racial Equity

In this 10-minute summary video, Tynesia Boyea-Robinson (CapEQ) summarizes the Power, Risk, and Justice framework presented in the IRIS+ theme and how investors can apply it in their work.


Lack of credit has been a huge obstacle to Black home buyers. Now some lenders are trying to fix that.

Financial institutions are developing innovative strategies to help increase Black homeownership rates. Path partner Beneficial State Foundation is included in this piece from the Washington Post.


How Black-owned businesses can make the most out of the Biden infrastructure plan

Create more opportunities for small businesses and advance racial equity by investing in Black-owned businesses, allowing them to play a role in the plan’s revitalization of our infrastructure through the American Jobs Plan.


Black barbers must matter for the economy to really recover

Amid COVID-19's economic impact, Andre Perry and Tynesia Boyea-Robinson call for intervention to save Black barbershops from financial ruin.


Black Business:

Restart, Recovery, and Renewal

A diverse cross-section of leaders from across the country share bold actions you can take today to support black business owners.


Corporate Commitments to Support Entrepreneurs of Color: What Have We Learned and What’s Next?

This panel discussion from AARP and Reimagine Main Street explores how, in response to the urgent movement for racial justice, many major companies made commitments to Black-owned small businesses and other entrepreneurs of color. 


Power, Risk, and Justice:
A Model for Investors to
Advance Racial Equity

This resource, developed with GIIN, CapEQ, and PolicyLink, as a part of the Corporate Racial Equity Alliance, helps investors select impact strategies and adopt recommended sets of metrics that track performance toward racial equity, both through their own policies and practices and through their investments.


Jump-starting Black-owned businesses will jump-start the economy.

Putting Black businesses on a path to success will not be easy, but Path to 15|55 is working with multiple groups to help them see how they can do more to support Black businesses and Black communities. 

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It’s hard to lead a small business during a pandemic. It’s harder when you’re black.

Health risks and trouble accessing capital can be hard on black business owners.


The Laura Coates Show

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson discusses black businesses during the COVID 19 pandemic.

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