White House Initiative: VP Harris Leads Wealth-Building Tour


Vice President Kamala Harris attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton, Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Today marks the kickoff of the White House’s Economic Opportunity Tour. Vice President Kamala Harris and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Steve Horsford are leading a panel that dives deep into enhancing economic opportunities for minority-owned businesses and boosting wealth in Black communities.

The dialogue today follows the recent unveiling of the Congressional Black Caucus’s ambitious plan, co-sponsored by all 60 members, and aimed at closing the alarming wealth gap, where the average wealth of white Americans stands at $284,310 compared to just $44,100 for Black Americans.

The plan focuses on crucial areas like housing, entrepreneurship, employment, and tax fairness to foster generational wealth and economic equity. With historic steps already taken to increase access to capital for small businesses, the tour promises to be a cornerstone in advancing these initiatives further.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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