George Orwell was no banker, but if you applied his words to the current debate on the Community Reinvestment Act, he was correct: “The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
Juneteenth is the oldest known US celebration of the end of slavery. African-Americans and others mark the anniversary much like the Fourth of July, with parties, picnics and gatherings with family and friends. Here’s a look at Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day, by the numbers:
A black man has been president of the United States. So why, then, do so many find it hard to believe that a black woman owns a yarn shop in brownstone Brooklyn?
The city, which is preparing to release its first progress report on its effort, declined to share detailed data about the jobs it has created so far. But a coalition of labor and community groups says one obvious need has emerged: They say the city needs to do more to connect people in the city’s poorest neighborhoods to the new jobs.
After the vote, the Americans for Prosperity crew celebrated its victory at the Nashville Palace, a country music venue. “I knew we were going to win,” Ms. Venable said. “But I wasn’t taking my foot off the gas for a second.”
A new report reveals rising rents and surging inequality — and it’s only going to get worse.
President Trump has yet to formally name Kathy Kraninger as his choice to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but her nomination is already in trouble — and that may be just fine with the White House.
Jesse Van Tol, the CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, said he’s worried that Otting appears to be trying to make it easier for banks to meet CRA requirements.
In Baltimore and other segregated cities, the life-expectancy gap between African Americans and whites is as much as 20 years. One young woman’s struggle shows why.
Developers are taking on residential building challenges by extending the concept of prefabricated housing to manufacture entire apartment buildings.