Creative Ways to Capitalize Your Startup

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May Samali is a “PowerBoost – Capitalizing Underrepresented Techpreneurs” panelist at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit.    Investors are pumping more money into more startups than ever before. But this growth in funding is skewed away from underrepresented entrepreneurs. In fact, women and people of color currently receive less than 3% of all venture […]

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A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WEALTH INEQUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES

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Dr. Darity will receive an award for his work at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit.   It is vital in improving our understanding of wealth inequality in the United States — both racial and overall wealth inequality — that we recognize (by measuring the direct effect of inheritances and gifts on asset building for […]

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Technology is Changing the Human Condition

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Chase Iron Eyes will be a part of the “Revolutionizing Protest” panel at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit.   Technology is rewiring the 21st century for better and worse. Technology has always been about making human beings more comfortable. Only now, human beings cannot afford to be comfortable. We have existential challenges facing us […]

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Black and Brown Techpreneurs Forced to Take Different Path to Success

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Catch Melissa Bradley at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit, April 26-28, 2017 . On April 13, 2017, I had the pleasure to co-host an investor-entrepreneur breakfast in Washington, D.C., with 30 attendees. The purpose of the event was to understand the challenges and opportunities related to investing in Black and Brown entrepreneurs. While many investors […]

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Invisibility of Blacks and Hispanics in Tech Can No Longer Be Ignored

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The shareholders of one America’s largest and most celebrated corporations frowned upon a proposal to move more aggressively to recruit Black and Brown talent, and the world did not take notice. Even usually woke Black Twitter – which is always quick to side-eye such slights – was fast asleep. A whopping ninety-five percent of Apple, […]

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Good Health Insurance News for Latinos, Bad News for Blacks

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Newly released data on health insurance coverage from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a continued significant decline in the uninsured rate for all major racial and ethnic groups—except for African Americans. Latinos had the strongest decline between 2014 and 2015. Their uninsured rate fell 3.7 percentage points, to 17.2 percent (see figure). Still, Latinos have […]

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Hidden Challenges for Black Women Entrepreneurs

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Although Black women’s firms appear to be doing very well when looked at from afar, upon closer examination, problems become apparent. In 2015, American Express OPEN reported that firms owned by African American women had the strongest rate of growth in number and revenue among women-owned firms. Looking more carefully at the American Express OPEN […]

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Second Amendment Rights: Not Applicable for Black People

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On the Fourth of July, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, president, CEO, and founder of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, tackled the reality of our country’s exclusionary Declaration of Independence in her op-ed, “A Declaration of Inclusion on Independence Day.” But, in the following days, we were reminded yet again that the “inalienable rights” our country’s […]

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