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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...

Janell Ross

Banks Fail To Maintain Foreclosed Homes In Minority Neighborhoods: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

Six of the nation’s largest banks have consistently failed to aggressively market and maintain foreclosed homes in communities of color, according t...

Student Suing Over Right To Keep A Guinea Pig In Her Dorm

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.04.2012 | College

A student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan believes the school violated federal housing policy by not letting her keep Blanca, a pet guine...

Continuing the Fight Against Segregation

John Trasvina | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
John Trasvina

At a time when our nation needs to maximize the talents and contributions of all individuals throughout our communities, segregation continues to have a direct negative effect on the achievement and employment gaps among different races in America.

Chicago Suburb Sued By Feds, Accused Of Forcing Out Low-Income, Black Residents

Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago

The federal government filed a lawsuit Thursday against the city of Joliet, claiming their effort to condemn a low-income housing complex in the area ...

Turned Down For A Home Loan Or Apartment Because You're A Mom? Someone Just Broke The Law

Mary Olivella | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Mary Olivella

When trying to rent or buy a home, everyone should get a fair shake. But many credit-worthy pregnant women and mothers are being denied home loans or rentals solely because they are on maternity leave or have children.

Ending Pregnancy-Related Lending Discrimination Is a Priority for HUD and America's Families

John Trasvina | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
John Trasvina

Lenders certainly have the right to verify income and determine creditworthiness. But they may not single out women on maternity leave for special guarantees, ignore their resources or assume that have no income or will not return to work.

Officials Say No Discrimination In Seeking 'Christian Roommate'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Cami Reister The Grand Rapids Press/Religion News Service GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) A Michigan woman did not violate fair housing law when she pos...

How Arrest Record Screening Fails to Fight Crime and Impedes Fair Housing

Marie Claire Tran-Leung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marie Claire Tran-Leung

Landlords and local housing authorities should stop using arrest records to screen tenants. Bans on tenants with past arrests simply do more harm than good.

Wells Fargo's 'College-Application-Type Essays' Violate Fair Housing Act

nytimes.com | TARA SIEGEL BERNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When Linda Falcão applied for a mortgage from Wells Fargo, she didn't realize she would be required to write the type of essay that's more commonly i...

Chicago Couple Accused Of Refusing To Sell Home To Black Buyers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago couple faces federal discrimination charges after allegedly refusing to sell their South Side home to a black couple because of their race. ...

Keep Housing Fair

Lonnie Nasatir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lonnie Nasatir

Minorities will not have access to fair housing in the future if condominium associations can hide their intentional discrimination behind facially neutral rules.