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Race & Equity

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  • Case Studies & Practices

Goals of the Initiative

When the Portland Development Commission (PDC), the public agency responsible for economic development and urban redevelopment in the City of Portland, Oregon, sought to undertake a new five-year strategic plan for…

  • CitiesSpeak

These cities are proving that progress is possible when dialogues are sustained over time and a wide range of stakeholders are included to create opportunities for healing.

This is a guest post by Aileen Carr.

The National League of…

pittsburgh
pittsburgh
  • CitiesSpeak

In response to the tragic events that occurred recently in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, NLC hosted a webinar to help cities deal with the challenges of race and equity in their communities – and commit to solutions. The webinar…

Webinar Intro Photo
Webinar Intro Photo
  • CitiesSpeak

City leaders must step up to take the lead with their police departments and community members to address racial inequities in their respective cities and towns.

Last year, NLC launched the REAL (Race, Equity And Leadership) initiative…

real leon
real leon
  • CitiesSpeak

The city of Austin has set out to create the prototype for how communities of the future compete in a global marketplace.

With a fast growing tech economy and population, the city of Austin is a hotbed of growth and innovation well on its…

austin skyline
austin skyline
  • CitiesSpeak

This past week, city and community leaders gathered in Portland, Ore. to hear from black male millennials, learn about racial equity’s connection to black male achievement (BMA), share strategies on sustaining BMA, and gain insights for adopting/…

REALcities
REALcities

National League of Cities
Racial Equity and Leadership Initiative

Advancing Racial Equity: the Role of Government

The Race, Equity And Leadership initiative is NLC's effort to equip its membership with the capacity to…

  • CitiesSpeak

In his first CitiesSpeak blog post, the inaugural Director of NLC's Race, Equity And Leadership (REAL) initiative encourages city leaders to reflect on this past summer's events and respond with grace to racial tensions in their own communities.…

The city of Charleston, S.C., where the Mother Emmanuel AME Church is located. (Sean Pavone/Getty Images)
The city of Charleston, S.C., where the Mother Emmanuel AME Church is located. (Sean Pavone/Getty Images)
  • CitiesSpeak

For most people, race is a difficult topic to discuss. The very mention of race can spark a myriad of emotions ranging from denial, guilt, anger and frustration to hopelessness.

The discomfort or unease associated…

Real event photo
Real event photo

In communities across the nation, black men and boys are disenfranchised. Whether one observes the employment market, the education and prison systems, or family success, black men and boys continue to consistently struggle in these areas in…

In communities across the nation, black men and boys are disenfranchised.
In communities across the nation, black men and boys are disenfranchised.