RACE | This morning, the National Urban League released its annual State of Black America report, which also includes data on the Latinx community. The report measures the different components of life, including education, health and economics on an “equality index.” This year, Blacks and Latinx are faring worse than Whites in a number of areas. (WaPo, 5/2)
The economic inequalities exist in all parts of the country, the report shows, but the income and unemployment gap is wider in certain cities.
For the second year in a row, Milwaukee was the least equal metropolitan area for African Americans, with a black unemployment rate of 14 percent compared with 3 percent for whites. Other Midwestern cities such as Toledo, Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit also fared poorly in terms of racial disparities in unemployment.
The Washington metropolitan area posted the highest median household income for both blacks and whites, although with a yawning disparity — $68,054 for blacks and $112,177 for whites. Latinos also earned the most in Washington — $69,481 — compared with other cities.
IMPACT INVESTING | Kate Lasso, director of finance and administration at Consumer Health Foundation, reports on what she has discovered during her research of impact investing in the DC region. (Daily, 5/2)
Related: WRAG will soon be announcing plans to support the philanthropic community’s growing interest in impact investing. Please contact Katherine Abib if you are interested in learning more. Stay tuned!
GIVING | The Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties‘ annual “Give Choose” fundraising campaign to support local nonprofits is today. (GiveChoose, 5/2)
PHILANTHROPY | It is still rare for foundation boards to have racial, ethnic and gender diversity. (Chronicle, 5/2 – Subscription needed)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | May Day protest: ‘I support immigrants. But closing businesses is really tough.’ (WaPo, 5/1)
HEALTH | United Medical Center, the District’s southeast hospital, continues to have financial problems but city officials remain hopeful. (WaPo, 5/1)
WORKFORCE | Google has partnered with a DC-based group to teach small business owners in our region how to grow their business using digital tools. (WBJ, 5/1)
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