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FROM BLOOMBERG EQUALITY

Chronically Underfunded HBCUs Eye Scholarships in Biden Bill

Years of inattention by lawmakers meant a set of historically Black colleges missed out on hundreds of millions in state funding. Now, they are chasing other means of financial support.

NYC Public Advocate Unveils Plan to Combat Black Maternal Death

The city’s Black women are eight times more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than their White peers.

Tesla Challenges ‘Staggering’ $137 Million Award in Racism Case

Tesla Inc. asked a judge to set aside a “staggering” $137 million verdict in favor of a contract worker who accused the company of failing to protect him from rampant racism in its northern California factory and order a new trial.

Buttigieg Says U.S. Will Use Infrastructure Bill to Address Racist Highway Design

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Monday that his agency will use about $1 billion from President Joe Biden’s public works legislation to remedy racial inequities in U.S. highway design, such as roads that were built to separate predominantly minority neighborhoods from White communities.

Meta to Remove Ad-Targeting Options Linked to Race, Religion

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. will remove thousands of ad-targeting categories that helped marketers reach users of a particular race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation -- categories the social network says “may be perceived as sensitive.”

Papa John Is Still Obsessed With Papa John’s

John Schnatter stepped down as the pizza chain’s chairman following revelations he’d uttered a racist slur. Now he’s cashed out over $500 million in stock and wants to clear his name.

Infused With Fresh Cash, Black-Owned Banks Need More to Survive

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co. and other large U.S. lenders began investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Black-owned banks

How a Group of Black Doctors Got Philadelphia Vaccinated

They took their shots—and their pitch—to the streets, kept late hours, and streamlined sign-ups.

Google, Snap and Dozens Of Tech Companies Coordinate New Diversity Push

New report underscores importance of sharing data and supporting K-12 computer science education.

Why Some Bankers Are Rushing to Settle U.S. Redlining Probes

Resolving allegations that they’ve avoided Black and Hispanic homebuyers can help lenders smooth the way for big mergers

Beyond Cookbook, Black Food Bears Witness to Vital Culinary History

More than just soul food

South African Top Cricketer Pulls Out of World Cup Game in Race Row

A former captain of South Africa’s national cricket team withdrew from a T20 World Cup match

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