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Affordable housing goals and fair access to mortgage credit
Saturday, June 17, 2017
As the Senate Banking Committee turns its attention to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market, civil rights leaders recently spoke in a strong and united voice. For these national organizations, the housing finance system must embrace – not abandon – its obligation to provide broad access and affordability in mortgage lending. In
 
How tax cuts in North Carolina undercut the middle class
Monday, June 12, 2017
It appears that our state’s final days of debate over the state budget will have failed to engage with the most relevant data point for North Carolina’s middle class: The typical worker is paid less each hour today than when the Great Recession began. The national recovery that has grown incomes has only just begun to grow wages in our state,
 
What black parents must do this summer
Saturday, June 10, 2017
There is a three-year gap between black and white students. Many people love to believe it’s due to income fatherlessness, educational attainment of the parent and lack of parental involvement. I believe a major reason for the gap is we continue to close schools for the summer as if we are an agrarian economy. Very few black youth will be farming
 
Black AIDS Institute announces 30-day campaign
Friday, May 26, 2017
The Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only think tank focused on the impact of HIV upon black communities, has announced a national, digital-community campaign, “30 Days of HIV.” Launching May 27 and ending on National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) June 27, the campaign consists of three core elements: an online community calendar to promote HIV
 
Statement from Louise Pratt, mother of Kenneth Lee Bailey
Saturday, February 18, 2017
On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 15, my son was killed by Durham police officers. Since I got the news, I haven't been able to find words. I told me (sic) friends that I couldn't take calls from reporters. Since then, I have learned that people tried to explain my baby's life and death by running a background check. They reported things that were
 
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