On Wednesday (April 21, 2021), the U.S. Senate confirmed Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General, the third-highest position inside the Justice Department, where she is expected to play a leading role in investigating police brutality and other civil rights matters.
Former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday (April 20, 2021) in Minneapolis of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale, who co-authored the 1968 Fair Housing Act and was a staunch civil rights supporter, passed away Monday, April 20, 2021, at age 93.
Mari Galloway is the Chief Executive Officer and a founding board member for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), one of the fastest-growing nonprofits dedicated to women in cybersecurity. DC Women Business Center Resource Coordinator Monti Taylor asked Galloway questions on how to run your computer like a pro and how to best care for your computer and keep your information safe from outside attacks.
This article focuses on the views of NCRC member organizations and community-based allies. If community organizations could write the CRA regulations, the CRA would increase in rigor, grade inflation would be curbed and the focus would be on underserved populations including low- and moderate-income populations, tribal communities, people of color, rural communities and people with disabilities.
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) took action to reinstate the critical 2013 Discriminatory Effects Rule which helps prevent discriminatory practices, and restore crucial portions of the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule which ensures that communities that receive federal funds take steps to eliminate barriers to fair housing.
Simone Smillie, a native New Yorker, moved to Washington, D.C., in 2016 to pursue her graduate degree in Development Economics at American University. After graduating, Smillie started a new job as an analyst in Downtown D.C. She planned to launch her business, Mutani’s Pocket, in March 2020, but the pandemic took hold and delayed her launch until August.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge will be a featured speaker at the 2021 Just Economy Conference, which will be held online beginning May 3. Other confirmed speakers include U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown, Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell and Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Black America was in an economic crisis before COVID-19, and recovery for Black-owned businesses will require solutions to the economic preconditions that made success and wealth accumulation so difficult to achieve before the pandemic, a new report found.
This was the right move and essential to keep people safe and in their homes. The pandemic isn’t over, the financial crisis it created for millions of families isn’t over, and evictions now would make the situation much worse.