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Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry. Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images

Stephen and Ayesha Curry are joining the advisory council for Goldman Sachs' One Million Black Women initiative, Axios is first to report.

Why it matters: The initiative has committed to invest more than $10 billion in Black women over the next 10 years. It comes as banks and large companies are increasingly putting money behind rhetoric about advancing racial equity.

What’s new: Goldman hosted 17 listening sessions and heard from more than 10,000 Black women, in order to guide investment decisions.

  • CEO David Solomon will hold an advisory council meeting Monday to launch the first round of investments.

What they’re saying: "The One Million Black Women initiative has, from the start, worked to listen to the ideas, concerns, and aspirations of Black women,” says council member Valerie Montgomery Rice, who also serves as president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine.

  • “The $10 billion investment will allow for more Black women to realize their full potential and become the economic drivers we know they are.”

Dina Powell McCormick, Goldman Sachs global head of sustainability and inclusive growth, said: "We have been proud to partner with outstanding Black women-led organizations ... to identify market-based solutions to the challenges facing Black women."

  • Go deeper on the fight to equalize "Black Womenomics."

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Aug 19, 2021 - World

Biden: Taliban haven't changed since their ruling days

President Biden told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he doesn't believe the Taliban have changed substantially since they were last in power, but that they are facing an "existential crisis" about whether they want to be recognized on the international stage.

Driving the news: The Taliban have pledged to be more inclusive since their days of totalitarian rule in the 1990s, vowing to not retaliate against opponents and honor women's rights within the "frameworks" of Islamic law. But scenes from Kabul and areas they previously controlled suggest the militants will continue to govern with a heavy hand.

Tina Reed, author of Vitals
44 mins ago - Health

Gottlieb: CDC hampered U.S. response to COVID

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

The CDC moved too slowly at several points in the coronavirus pandemic, ultimately hindering the U.S. response, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb writes in a new book, Uncontrolled Spread.

The big picture: The book argues that American intelligence agencies should have a much bigger role in pandemic preparedness, even if that's sometimes at the expense of public health agencies like the CDC.

911's digital makeover

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

A next-generation 911 would allow the nation's 6,000 911 centers to accept texts, videos and photos.

The big picture: U.S. emergency communications have remained stubbornly analog, but Congress is about to take another run at dragging 911 into the digital age.

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