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New ABL chair wants to continue to grow, scale Black-owned businesses in metro Atlanta

At 32, Ryan Wilson will be one of the youngest chairmen in the organization’s 90-year history.  By Allison Joyner On Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Atlanta Business League (ABL) starts its 90th-anniversary celebration with a new board of directors chaired by the CEO and co-founder of The Gathering Spot Ryan Wilson.  “I’m focused on Black folks. […]

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Racial differences in Atlanta’s median household income widespread, deeply rooted

By Guest Columnist DAVID L. SJOQUIST, professor of economics at Georgia State University

The death of George Floyd and others at the hands of the police led to widespread demonstrations demanding police reform. But, more generally, there is a loud, pervasive, and persistent call for true equal rights and equal treatment of people of color. The scope of the treatment is multi-dimensional. But if we are to create a more just society we need to address economic inequality across races. This is an enormous challenge, and to see how large it is, consider the city of Atlanta.