People You Should Know
Dr. Lawrence T. Brown is the founder and director of the Black Butterfly Academy, a virtual racial equity education and consulting firm. From 2013-2019, he served as an assistant and associate professor at Morgan State University in the School of Community Health and Policy, where he launched the #BmoreLEADfree initiative.
In June 2018, he was honored by OSI Baltimore with the Bold Thinker award for sparking critical discourse regarding Baltimore’s racial segregation. In September 2018, he was named in The Root 100—an annual list of the most influential African Americans ages 25 to 45.
In 2020, he directed the US COVID-19 Atlas work and response for the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program in partnership with the University of Chicago Center for Spatial Data Science. His first book The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in January 2021.
Advancing Racial Equity by Creating Space | July 20, 2022 – Recording | Slides
NASCSP’s racial equity workgroup hosted a webinar discussion on community-level racial equity work. Angel Ampey (VA) and Stephanie Insinna-Sahondo (CO) shared their racial equity efforts and collaborative efforts at the community level and lessons learned.
How to Use Data to Identify Inequities | Aug. 10, 2021 – Recording
What data will help state office staff consider equity? We hear a lot these days about “structural inequities” that face the individuals, families and communities that are served with CSBG funds. We know that data elements to identify inequity can be found in the Community Needs Assessment and the Annual Report, but do we understand the relationship among the data that we have? What else do we need to explore? This workshop will offer suggestions about how CAA data could be analyzed to provide information for decision making. Participants will be asked to discuss how they might use data to help the local CAAs address the issues related to equity in their own communities, and how the state may use data to address equity broadly.
- Article: “How a Hot Housing Market Exacerbates Inequality” | Written September 22, 2021
- Homeownership is becoming even less attainable as bidding wars, cash offers, and racist ideas about buyers further disadvantage people of color.
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- How Much Could US States Gain by Closing Racial and Gender Gaps in the Labor Market?
- The Federal Reserve crunched the numbers for 15 years of data spanning 2005-2019. For every US state and Washington DC, we modeled how much gross domestic product (GDP) would have increased each year by eliminating racial and gender gaps in earnings, hours worked, educational attainment, and employment.
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