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You Can't Make the Congress Do Anything

Washington Spectator | Posted 03.08.2015 | Books
Washington Spectator

Clearly written and brimming with telling historical details and sharp insights, The Fierce Urgency of Now is essential reading not only for those who want to understand the Great Society but for everyone concerned with how it might be preserved or expanded.

American Workers Need Stable Housing Free From Discrimination

Richard Trumka | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics
Richard Trumka

The labor and civil rights movements worked hard to eliminate systems that perpetuate discrimination and segregation, and it is with this tradition in mind that the labor movement calls on the Supreme Court to uphold the disparate-impact protections of the Fair Housing Act to ensure fair treatment for every working American.

Nick Wing

This Supreme Court Decision Could Encourage One Of The Worst Forms Of Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices

Certain discriminatory housing policies disadvantage minorities more than whites. How will the Supreme Court handle this reality?

SCOTUS Could Gut Key Civil Rights Law Right When Segregation Is Getting More Sophisticated

Next City | Alexis Stephens | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

As I wrote about in “Big Data Has Potential to Both Hurt and Help Disadvantaged Communities,” information gathered by data brokers is increasingly...

Case Before Supreme Court Threatens Fair Housing Policy That Protects Victims of Domestic Violence

Desiree Hoffman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Desiree Hoffman

By eliminating the disparate impact provisions of the Fair Housing Act, the Supreme Court would be responsible for putting the lives of women and children who experience domestic violence back into the hands of danger.

Will the Supreme Court Demolish an Iconic Civil Rights Law?

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Dennis D. Parker

We began this week by celebrating the 85th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, but today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in an important case that could knock down a crucial racial and economic pillar of justice built during the civil rights movement.

Will the Supreme Court Honor Dr. King's Legacy?

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

The Supreme Court shouldn't dishonor Dr. King's memory by removing one of the tools we have used to build bridges from the "islands of despair" of racialized poverty and segregation he decried.

I'm Tired of Talking About Racism and a Judge's Bid to Abolish the Grand Jury

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.11.2015 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases force us to have the tough talks about race, profiling, police use of deadly force, judicial abuse of power and potential changes to our grand jury systems.

Learning White-American History

Courtney McKinney | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices
Courtney McKinney

Being African-American in America means knowing the country was not made for you. I mean this literally, not figuratively.

Screwing Our Vets Is an American Tradition

Richard Zombeck | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

Is it so unreasonable that we ask people who are housing our veterans to treat them with at least the same respect, rather than using them as cash cows and bilking the system for nearly $1 million a year in the process?

Supreme Court To Hear Housing Bias Case

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in recent years, the Supreme Court will consider taking away a powerful legal tactic the Obama administration a...

The Big Data Real Estate Controversy

Toni Haber | Posted 07.19.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

The interconnectivity of new media and our personal lives has been exposed in the form of hyper-local demographic information and at the expense of real estate agents and Fair Housing.

Reagan's Birthday: No Party Hat and Candles Here

René Bryce-Laporte | Posted 04.12.2014 | Black Voices
René Bryce-Laporte

President Reagan's attitude and actions towards black Americans leaves most of us unable to find him to be a heroic or even sympathetic figure. When the 40th president's birthday comes around, don't expect most of us to break out the party hats and candles.

WATCH: Film Captures The 7 Days That Changed American History

Posted 02.07.2014 | Black Voices

In April 1968, the world changed forever when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. But in the seven days that followed, ...

A Force to Be Reckoned With

K. Sujata | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

In 2012, nearly half of the elderly population (adults 65+) in the United States were considered to be "economically vulnerable."

Fair Housing Is More Than Just a Roof Over Your Head

Noel A. Poyo | Posted 10.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Noel A. Poyo

When it comes to eliminating housing discrimination, knowledge is power. The U.S Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have filed and successfully resolved many housing discrimination cases, and most of these cases began because someone said "Enough!"

New Report Uncovers Housing Discrimination Against the Latino Community

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.07.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The federal government's failure to pass any kind of meaningful immigration reform has encouraged states and municipalities to act as immigration regulators and craft their own misguided anti-immigrant policies.

An Important Step Towards Holding Wall Street Accountable

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Dennis D. Parker

In a historic ruling, today a judge gave us the green light to move forward with a case alleging that Morgan Stanley discriminated against black homeo...

Protect Yourself From Credit Discrimination

Jason Alderman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Have you ever been turned down for a credit card and wondered why? Or gotten approved for a car loan or mortgage but suddenly the interest rate and fees are much higher than in the initial quote?

Amanda Terkel

Obama Circumvents Gridlocked Congress To Advance LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Don't expect any landmark gay rights bills in the 113th Congress. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives continues to use taxpayer ...

HUD's Disparate Impact Rule Praised by Fair Housing Advocates: Misunderstood by Critics

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

Fair, objective, and non-discriminatory policies and practices are essential for any city to pursue successful community revitalization initiatives.

BofA Settles Allegations Of Mortgage Discrimination

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business

* Said to demand extra documents from disabled borrowers * Payments of $1,000-$5,000 to be offered * Review of 25,000 ap...

Help for LGBT Homeless

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

The recent regulatory changes brought about by HUD bring fresh hope to social justice advocates in bringing parity to those individuals in the LGBT Community that are homeless, especially towards those that are trans-identified.

Disability-Related Housing Complaints Soar

AOL Real Estate | Teke Wiggin | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact

AOL Real Estate: Eleanor Smith vividly recalls the first time she experienced housing discrimination. Then in her 30s, Smith and a friend had be...

Janell Ross

U.S. Bank Faces Federal Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

U.S. Bank on Tuesday joined the ranks of large financial firms facing discrimination charges for the way it maintains foreclosed homes in mostly black...