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Community Reinvestment Act Changes Expected to Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Communities
January 3, 2020
The Community Reinvestment Act was enacted in 1977 as a direct response to redlining, an unethical practice whereby banks and other lending institutions made it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for residents of poor, inner-city communities to borrow money, get a mortgage, take out insurance or access other financial services. Redlining did not take into consideration an individual’s qualifications or creditworthiness. ... read more »
Community Reinvestment Act Changes Expected to Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Communities Proposed Changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
January 2, 2020
The OCC hopes stakeholders will carefully review the proposed changes and submit comments so that a final rule can be issued in the first half of 2020. ... read more »
Will proposed CRA rule help or hurt Black America?
December 26, 2019
Amid the tinsel and garland celebrating the holiday season, two important federal financial regulators are planning how the future financial needs of low-and-moderate income (LMI) communities - including neighborhoods of color - will be met.  In an effort to “modernize” the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) on December 12 the board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) endorsed a proposed Notice of Public Rulemaking (NPR) offered by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).  ... read more »
Suffragist Coralie Franklin Cook: First Descendant of Monticello Slave to Graduate College
December 6, 2019
Born into slavery in Lexington, Virginia, in 1829, Cook became the first descendant of a Thomas Jefferson Monticello slave known to have graduated from college. In 1880, she graduated from Storer College in West Virginia before becoming a teacher. ... read more »
Rt. Rev. William Graves, retired CME Bishop, Passes at 83
November 30, 2019
The Right Rev. William H. Graves, the 42nd Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, passed away Nov. 30, in Tennessee, according to a Facebook post by his brother-in-law, ... read more »
The Los Angeles NAACP Youth Council Honored Twenty-Three Veterans.
November 21, 2019
Each year, the Youth Council honors African American Men and Women who rendered service to help to same this country's freedom. ... read more »
Harris Resolution Affirms 150-Year-Old Federal Civil Rights Law
November 20, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) introduced a Senate resolution on Nov. 18, affirming the importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Section 1981, one of the country’s fundamental anti-discrimination laws. ... read more »
NAACP Hosted Tele-Town Hall Featuring Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Kamala Harris on Comcast Attack on Civil Rights
November 15, 2019
The case that sits before the Supreme Court is an outright attack on Black contractors and hinders the progression of Black businesses. Over 6,000 attendees heard about why the Supreme Court must protect one of the country's longest-standing civil rights laws. ... read more »
NAACP Issues Statement After Meeting With Mark Zuckerberg About False Political Ads
November 7, 2019
The NAACP released the following statement after Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, and other civil rights leader met with Facebook co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, about the detrimental effects of his company’s policy on political ads that contain falsehoods ... read more »
Compton Salute to Marie Hollis Attracts Hundreds
October 17, 2019
At a recognition program on Oct. 11, nearly 300 people came out salute her love and commitment to the city and celebrate her retirement as head of Concerned Citizens after 19 years of service. The crowd included elected officials, faith leaders, business executives and residents of the community. ... read more »
California Charter Stories Bring Hard Data, First-Hand Experience to National School Choice Debate in D.C. at Black Caucus Conference
September 27, 2019
When the emancipation proclamation freed African-American slaves some 32 years later, slave-holding states like North Carolina did not automatically throw out the harsh anti-literacy legislation they had been using to oppress slaves. Those laws, the Jim Crow ones that followed, segregated schools, under-funded school districts – as well as other economic, political and social factors - all played a role in erecting barriers to a quality education for African Americans over the decades that followed. ... read more »
Black Press Exclusive: Dr. Lonnie Bunch’s African American Museum Dream Fulfilled
September 26, 2019
During the intimate video-taped interview inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the two visionaries also tackled topics that ranged from the Transatlantic Slave Trade, their shared North Carolina families’ histories, the writing legacy of author James Baldwin, and the contemporary vitality of the Black Press of America. ... read more »
Civil Rights Icon Angela Davis Inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame
September 26, 2019
"At each significant turning point in my life, when I was introduced to the world of progressive political activism, anti-racist prison abolition struggles, when I myself was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List and ended up spending two years in jail and on trial, when I became involved in many international solidarity efforts, intersectional feminist movements, I've always been one of many," Davis said during her induction speech. "My own consciousness has always been enabled by shared endeavors and collective consciousness." ... read more »
Karen Boykin-Towns Takes Her Talents to Sard Verbinnen
September 19, 2019
“I want people who are going to be able to tell it straight. People who will assess a situation and then be able to give you the realities of what it is,” Boykin-Towns said of her expectations in her new role. ... read more »
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