Economic Perspectives with Hopeton Hay on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, TX

Jeffrey Richard and State of Black America Report focus of April 11th Economic Perspectives

Posted by nchanel on April 11, 2011

Hopeton Hay interviews Jeffrey Richard, CEO of the Austin Area Urban League, on the National Urban League’s recent report on State of Black America. Listen live at KAZI 88.7 FM Austin or online here: KAZIFM.org.

The report presents the Urban League’s plan for creating jobs and includes this year’s Equality Index, which looks broadly at urban America and examines not only African American, but also Latino progress in the key areas of economics, education, health, civic engagement and social justice. Authors include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Moriall. Copies of the report are available for purchase here: http://www.nul.org/estore/

About National Urban League

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy.

About Jeffrey Richard

Richards has been president of the Austin Area Urban League since 2005. Prior to joining the Urban League, he was vice president of education for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, where he studied policy and monitored outcomes in K-12 academic achievement and success.  He has more than 15 years of consulting experience and has conducted performance improvement and technology consulting projects for school districts, local governments, and state agencies.

Richard holds a B.S. in Political Science and Economics from Texas Christian University, and a Master’s degree in Urban Economic Development from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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