R&W Network Hosts

R&W Network Host: Pamela Capalad

Pamela Capalad

CFP®, AFC®

Co-Host: brunch & budget podcast, Preach to the Choir

Pamela Capalad is a Certified Financial Planner™ and Accredited Financial Counselor™ and has been in the financial services industry since 2008. She founded Brunch & Budget to help people who felt ashamed or embarrassed about money have a safe and friendly place to talk about it and make real financial progress. Her mission is to make financial planning as affordable as possible for the communities who need it most.

Dyalekt

MC | Playwright | educator

Co-Host: race and wealth, preach to the choir, brunch & budget

Dyalekt is an MC, playwright, and educator. Mostly all at once. His first album/one man play Square Peg Syndrome helped him get named to the Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group. He also took the show back to St Croix to rock 17 schools & orgs alongside a 6 week curriculum on identity and literacy. He has been a mainstay in NYC’s theater and Hip Hop scenes, rocking everywhere from the Bowery Ballroom to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and even the United Nations. His work focuses on understanding your own identity and finding your voice, communicating with other authentically, and building up your community.

R&W Network Host: Dyalekt
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Dedrick Asante-Muhammad

Chief of Race, Wealth, And Community at National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Co-HOST: race and wealth, preach to the choir

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad is Chief of Race, Wealth and Community at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC).  He oversees NCRC’s Fair Housing, Fair Lending and Small Business programs. Dedrick is known for his racial economic inequality analysis particularly as it relates to the racial wealth divide. Dedrick comes from Prosperity Now where he was Senior Fellow and founder of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative. Before Prosperity Now, Dedrick worked for the NAACP, where he was the Senior Director of the Economic Department and Executive Director of the Financial Freedom Center. Dedrick has also worked for Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and the Institute for Policy Studies.

Rose Ramirez

Sr. Civil Rights Investigator, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

HOST: fair housing and racial justice

Rosemary “Rose” Ramirez is the Sr. Civil Rights Investigator at NCRC’s Center for Civil Rights. As a first generation Mexican-American, she is a civil rights advocate to her core and committed to fighting for equality for underserved groups. She earned her Bachelors and Masters from the University of Florida. Her studies focused on not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Ramirez has years of experience in Fair Housing training, enforcement, and advocacy around issues specific to racial wealth inequality. She has trained cities under DOJ consent decrees, lead systemic investigations of housing discrimination throughout the country, and continues to fight for equal opportunity in housing choice. Rose is also currently pursuing her J.D. at American University’s Washington College of Law, planning to graduate in 2022.

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Angela Glover Blackwell

Chief of Race, Wealth, And Community at National Community Reinvestment Coalition

HOST: Radical Imagination

Angela Glover Blackwell is Founder in Residence at PolicyLink, the organization she started in 1999 to advance racial and economic equity for all. Under Angela’s leadership, PolicyLink gained national prominence in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, and infrastructure. Her Radical Imagination podcast debuted in September 2019, and introduces listeners to a world of talented, creative, progressive thinkers whose vision and determination are challenging the status quo to create the change we need.

Prior to founding PolicyLink, Angela served as Senior Vice President at The Rockefeller Foundation. A lawyer by training, she gained national recognition as founder of the Urban Strategies Council. From 1977 to 1987, Angela was a partner at Public Advocates. Angela is the co-author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future, and she authored The Curb Cut Effect, published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2017.

As a leading voice in the movement for equity in America, Angela serves on numerous boards, and she advised the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve as one of 15 members of its inaugural Community Advisory Council. She is the 2018 recipient of the John W. Gardner Leadership Award, presented by the Independent Sector, and in 2017, she received the Peter E. Haas Public Service Award from the University of California, Berkeley.

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