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

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 12.12.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...