Race Wealth Community



NCRC’s Race, Wealth & Community division seeks to grow and transform wealth building opportunities to end historical economic inequality.

We’re aiming for a society where wealth and its growth advance the nation as a whole, including historically disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups.

We investigate fair housing and fair lending practices, provide education, training, counseling and coaching to entrepreneurs, legal and community advocacy and direct services to promote economic security and a more holistic understanding of wealth creation focused on the public good.

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Our team


Dedrick Asante-Muhammad

Chief of Race, Wealth and Community


Heidi Sheppard

Project Director, DC Women’s Business Center


Ibijoke Akinbowale

Director, Housing Counseling Network


Jamie Buell

Jamie Buell​

Racial Economic Equality Coordinator


Joshua Biehler roc

Joshua Biehler

Training Coordinator



Joshua Devine

Director of Racial Economic Equity


Luis Ortiz

Regional Coordinator, Housing Counseling Network


Monica Grover

Special Assistant to the Chief of Race, Wealth and Community


Monti Taylor

Monti Taylor

Resource Coordinator, DCWBC



Nsonye Anarado

Training Manager, National Training Academy


Sade McKoy

Sade McKoy

Communication Specialist, Women’s Business Center



Whites And The Racial Wealth Divide

Whites and the Racial Wealth Divide Snapshot

The idea and identity of whiteness in America has long been constructed, remodeled and refitted. Used as a tool to exclude and oppress, to be identified as White was, and is, a way to gain access to privileges.

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Addressing the Needs of Black-Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Addressing the Needs of Black-Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs Photo: © Andrey Popov via stock.adobe.com A follow-up report on the impacts of COVID-19 on entrepreneurship in Piedmont,  North Carolina. Authors: Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chief of Membership, Policy and Equity at NCRCJamie Buell, Coordinator of Racial Economic Equity at NCRCTalib Graves-Manns, Co-Founder of Partners in Equity NCWilson Lester, Co-Founder

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Women, Men, Race and Economic Inequality

Women have made great strides in the workplace, comprising nearly half of the workforce, and surpassing men in higher education achievement. Yet, women still make less income, have less wealth, and face greater economic instability than men.  

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Racial Wealth Snapshot: Women, Men and the Racial Wealth Divide

Download Infographic Intro Women have made great strides in the workplace, comprising nearly half of the workforce, and surpassing men in higher education achievement. Yet, women still make less income, have less wealth and face greater economic instability than their male counterparts. The level of economic instability faced by men and women is greatly influenced

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Women of Color, Wealth and COVID-19

Overrepresentation in consumer-facing jobs, poverty and lack of wealth are all aspects that put women of color in high levels of physical and financial danger during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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60% Black Homeownership: A Radical Goal for Black Wealth Development

DOWNLOAD Overview: A radical increase in Black homeownership is needed to see progress in bridging Black and White homeownership and wealth inequality. One of the defining factors of economic well-being for individuals and families is household net worth or wealth, but not all families are equal. Decades of racial injustice and economic inequality have led

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Racial and Ethnic Representation and Investment Framework


Racial and Ethnic Representationand Investment Framework  A Research Report and Recommendationsfor Beneficial State Foundation — OVERVIEW Key steps to improve a bank’s racial and ethnic demographics within their internal workforce, and methods to improve a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. — Key Takeaways Although African Americans comprise over 13% of the national population, and

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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