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The Invisible Black Woman


Rhonda Sharpe and Mychal Denzel Smith, author of the”Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education” discuss the invisibility of black women on Minnesota Public Radio News with Kerri Miller.



Black Lives Matter, Black Women Suffer


Board Member Tamara Jeffries explains how race-based violence impacts women’s mental and physical health. Read



The Dilemma of the Educated and Unemployed


Board Member Rebecca Dixon addresses causes of unemployment for those with education in Mississippi. She discusses how opportunity is influenced by school quality, family structure and
institutional racism.Read

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Minority Wealth Gap


Rhonda Sharpe and Michael Dawson, professor and director of the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture discuss how education and discrimination contribute to the wealth gap on Minnesota Public Radio News with Kerri Miller.



Diversity and Feminist Scholarship



Rhonda Sharpe presented on diversity and inclusion in feminist research at the 25th Annual International Association of Feminist Economists Pre-Conference Workshop in Galway, Ireland. She addressed her personal struggle to identify as a feminist scholar. Read


Finance, Technology & Electronics Sectors


Rhonda Sharpe was a keynote speaker at the MERC Leadership Academy. She discussed the racial and ethnic and earnings distribution for the finance, technology and electronics sectors of Mississippi. She also discusses the importance of critical thinking skills and the importance of positive narratives. Watch