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As a regional Reserve Bank, the Richmond Fed is charged with studying the economic dynamics of our District. To achieve that goal, we are working to understand racial inequality in our region and the challenges, both past and present, facing communities of color.

Article

The Dropout Dilemma

Third Quarter 2014

Why do kids drop out of high school, and what can be done to help them finish?

Jessie Romero

Article

Doing Development Differently

Third Quarter 2017

Soul City, N.C., was a bold experiment in rural economic development and "Black capitalism" launched by McKissick Enterprises in 1969.

Charles Gerena

Publication

Neighborhoods in Bloom

June 26, 2017

This initiative invested federal grant funding in target neighborhoods from 1999-2004. It offers lessons on the impact of community development efforts in disinvested neighborhoods.

Article

Family Portrait

Winter 2006

Life is hard in one of Baltimore's toughest neighborhoods. But for Janice Walker and her family, it's home.

Charles Gerena

Health and Justice


Article

The Mortality Gap

Third/Fourth Quarter 2016

Life expectancy varies considerably across demographic groups.

Jessie Romero

Article

A Level of Concern

First Quarter 2017

Poor and minority children disproportionately suffered the ravages of lead paint poisoning.

Jessie Romero

Article

The High Point Initiative

Third Quarter 2013

One North Carolina city sought a different way of breaking up drug markets without contributing to the higher incarceration rate of black men

Jessie Romero