Closer Look: Event Inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates Award-Winning Book Comes to Atlanta; What’s Behind The National Decline In Black Homeownership?

Ta-Nehisi Coates reads a passage from "Between The World and Me."
Ta-Nehisi Coates reads a passage from "Between The World and Me."
Credit Shahar Azran

Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation’s $17.5 million donation to the Westside Park.
  • In other news, Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico has announced she’s entering the race for the United States Senate.
  • 1:28: Since 2001 African American homeownership has declined at a greater rate than any other ethnic group, according to research from the Urban Institute. This week, the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, an affordable housing advocacy and research organization will bring local, and national, experts on homeownership to Atlanta to discuss research, policy and solutions to address the decline in black homeownership. The event, “Closing the Homeownership Gap in Metro Atlanta and Beyond,” will be held at The Carter Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ahead of the event, we speak with Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, Jeffrey Hicks, past President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) and Andre Perry, a fellow at the Brookings Institution.
(left to right): Jeffrey Hicks, past President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, Mandy Eidson, Resource Development and Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, James H. Carr. Chairman and CEO of Turquoise Bay Investment Partners and Andre Perry, a fellow at the Brookings Institution. (Photo credit: Grace Walker/WABE,  Brookings Institution)
  • 21:12: We continue our look at the decline in black homeownership with a discussion with two researchers studying the issue locally and nationally. A conversation with Mandy Eidson, Resource Development and Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership and James H. Carr. Chairman and CEO of Turquoise Bay Investment Partners, Visiting Fellow with the Roosevelt Institute, and Forbes Contributor.
  • 39:22: The famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York is known for hosting performances by Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, the Staple Singers, Duke Ellington and other major stars. Today, Kamilah Forbes, Executive Producer of the Theater, joins “Closer Look” in studio to make a major announcement about an upcoming event launching in Atlanta inspired by author Ta-Nehisi Coates’ award-winning book “Between The World And Me”.
Kamilah Forbes, Executive Producer of the Apollo Theater, joins “Closer Look” in studio to make a major announcement about an upcoming event inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates award-winning book “Between The World and Me.” (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.