Tag Archive: Urban Development

Sustaining the Diversity of Cincinnati Communities

Derrick founded MORTAR alongside Allen Woods and William Thomas in 2014 to build communities through entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs in the community can access their 15-week business training accelerator and opportunities for funding; as well as a revolving pop-up shop called Brick OTR. Derrick has made it his mission to ensure that all people in Cincinnati are…

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What does an equitable economy look like?

We’ve said it before: capitalism is broken, especially for people of color.  The systemic barriers that exacerbate wealth inequality, such as shareholder primacy and racialized lending practices, continue to maintain a harmful power imbalance. Despite a growing economy, wealth inequality continues to increase. We live in a time of deep questioning. With Larry Kramer, President of…

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