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racial equity


The process of remedying and reversing the equity challenges present within schools goes beyond the outlandish policies of leaders or the efforts of administrators. All stakeholders involved in education have a role to play. In this article, we shall discuss what we as individuals can do to improve our schools’ quality, fairness, and inclusion. As[…]

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CBV philanthropy

Philanthropy Together is a  new national initiative to scale and strengthen the collective giving movement. They seek to democratize and diversify philanthropy through the power of giving circles! On July 30, 2020, Philanthropy Together held their first Racial Equity Community of Practice webinar. This is the first of a 6-month commitment that more than 75 giving[…]

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What are your reflections regarding the current climate in our country? Natasha A. Harrison, President and CEO of CommunityBuild Ventures, shares her reflection on this moment after the lynchings of #BreonnaTaylor, #GeorgeFloyd, and #RayshardBrooks. Press play and listen. Then share your reflections.  At this moment, what are you feeling? How are you working through this[…]

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Curfew

Ayodele Harrison, Senior Partner of Education and Director of BMEsTalk for CommunityBuild Ventures, penned an article. According to the Changing the Odds report released in 2019 by The Annie E Casey Foundation, African Americans and whites together represent nearly 90 percent of the city’s total population – 52% African American and 37% white. Let these numbers sink in[…]

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Imani Bryant

On March 16th, I flew home from DC. The weekend proceeding this flight was filled with uncertainty. I was forced to pack up my entire life at Howard, say goodbye to my friends and girlfriend, and leave the city without any knowledge of when I would return. Many of my friends were not so fortunate.[…]

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COVID 19

“What’s happening is black folks are getting infected more because they are exposed more, and once infected they’re dying more because they have their bodies — our bodies — have born the burden of chronic disinvestment (and) active neglect of the community, she said. “When I look at it is because of structural racism, which[…]

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