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Bay Area African-Americans Examine 'State of the Race'


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A job seeker works on his resume at a career center in San Francisco.
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A job seeker works on his resume at a career center in San Francisco.

Next week, a group of Bay Area non-profits, businesses and African-American leaders will gather for a "State of the Race" convention to discuss strategies to improve the quality of life and economic status of local African-Americans. The meeting follows the release of data indicating high levels of economic distress and Black population flight from some Bay Area cities.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Jason Trimiew, director of business development for the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF)
  • Jennifer B. Lyle, chief of operations for Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative, which focuses on the success of young people and their families living in Richmond's Iron Triangle
  • Lena Miller, founder and co-executive director of Hunter's Point Family, a community-based development organization for at-risk Bayview Hunter's Point families
  • Shawn Ginwright, associate professor of education in the Africana Studies Department and senior research associate for the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy at San Francisco State University

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