The Plug’s Pro Member Call: Understanding the Value of Black Assets with Dr. Andre Perry

Andre Perry is a Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, a scholar-in-residence at American University and a columnist for the Hechinger Report.

Perry’s recent scholarship at Brookings has analyzed Black-majority cities and institutions in America, focusing on valuable assets worthy of increased investment.

In this discussion, we’ll be talking about Perry’s forthcoming book, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities, and how we can better evaluate the policies affecting Black businesses across the innovation ecosystem.

Key takeaways:

  • Determining the value of assets in Black communities
  • Understanding the policies affecting Black businesses in Black communities
  • How Yelp ratings of Black businesses further drive a divide, and solutions at the helm

Join our next member call with Dr. Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution on May 28 from 1:30pm to 2pm EST. Members can register via

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Sherrell Dorsey

She is the founder and CEO of The Plug—a distinctive, Black tech news and insights platform covering Black innovators in tech, venture capital, future of work policy, and more. Follow Sherrell on Twitter @Sherrell_Dorsey.