Black Families Are Facing More Threats to Homeownership

The high cost of housing, predatory financing programs, and the temporary nature of a critical government assistance program are all factors making it harder for Black Californians to buy homes — or keep the ones they already own. Policy leaders, building industry organizations and other concerned advocates are expressing concern that, if left unchecked, this crisis could worsen. “We have a massive housing shortage, and we should do everything we can to increase the production of housing throughout the entire state, not just infill areas,” said Cornelius Burke, Vice President of Legislative Affairs at the California Building Industry Association (CBIA).

African American-Owned Friday Redefines Holiday Shopping

As the holiday season approaches, a deliberate effort to wield economic influence in support of African, African American, and Afro Latino businesses gains prominence. The resonance of each dollar spent becomes an act of empowerment.

Bullying in California: In Some School Districts, Black Students Are Being Targeted by Their Latino Peers

On Feb. 16, 2022, a Black student in the Santa Barbara Unified School District was assaulted by Latino students. His attackers called him the n-word and kneeled on his neck while repeatedly, chanting the name “George Floyd.” A district-wide acknowledgment of the hate crime was not sent out until Feb. 22, of that year. 

Biden Applauded for Prioritizing Civil Rights Amidst Growing Artificial Intelligence Technology – But Did He Go Far Enough?

President Joe Biden is receiving wide applause among Black leadership for his executive order that attempts to assure that artificial intelligence (AI) remains within boundaries that respects civil rights and adheres to principles of democracy. But the question remains whether the executive order goes far enough to protect Black people – particular from abusive law enforcement.