Professor Gibson, Speaker Jones discuss legislative efforts to address racial equity, social justice

Larry Gibson and Adrienne Jones
Topics discussed included the role African Americans have played in government and legislative efforts to address racial equity and social justice.
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Kaiser Permanente commits $8.15M for racial equity

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Kaiser Permanente operates and supports established national and regional community-based organizations led by people of color, that address racial and social justice or trauma, including the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences.
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GBC’s Don Fry addresses issues of COVID-19 pandemic, broadband access at MEDA Winter Conference

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The theme of the panel discussion was Maryland's Business and Local Policy Perspective in light of the start of the Maryland General Assembly's 90-day session, which kicked off January 13.
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BBJ: Digital divide holding back business in Maryland, leaders say

The bill in the Department of Housing and Community Development which would be responsible for creating and implementing a statewide plan to ensure all residents have the ability to connect to reliable broadband internet by the end of 2029.
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BBJ: ‘Let’s lead by example’: Calvin Butler, new GBC chair, calls for change

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"We have to be intentional about our efforts to drive change," Butler said. "We cannot remain static. We cannot remain silent. That to me is how you provide leadership. We are the leaders to do it. Let's lead by example."
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GBC’s Bridging the Gap Committee presents: Racial Equity in the Workplace – Moving from Statements to Action

“The Bridging the Gap mission is to promote a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion here in the Baltimore region. …We’ve had a banner year as a committee and we’ve been able to tackle some tough issues."
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BBJ: Why this Baltimore pastor thinks broadband internet should be a public utility

Yeary spoke to nearly 200 businesspeople during a June 26 webinar hosted by Greater Baltimore Committee focused on structural racism and closing racial wealth gaps. Covid-19 and the recent killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis police custody, have spurred a new wave of critical discussions around how racial...
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Comcast announces $100M multiyear plan to advance social justice and equality

We know that Comcast alone can’t remedy this complex issue. But you have my commitment that our company will try to play an integral role in driving lasting reform. Together, we hope to help create a more equitable, just and inclusive society. 
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