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Thousands of borrowers to get mortgage payments reduced

Thousands of borrowers to get mortgage payments reduced

BY LES CHRISTIE CNN NEW YORK – Starting this week, hundreds of thousands of struggling borrowers could be in for a pleasant surprise: a quick and easy way to get their mortgage payments back on track — and save considerable money. Through a new effort called the Streamlined Modification Initiative, borrowers with mortgages backed by […]

Fireworks Over Voting Rights as Leaders Demand Remedy for Court Decision by Hazel Trice Edney

Fireworks Over Voting Rights as Leaders Demand Remedy for Court Decision by Hazel Trice Edney

  As the July 4th Independence Day holiday approached this week, civil rights leaders across the country were focused on honing new strategies to attain the equality that the Declaration of Independence promises. Stunned by a June 25 U. S. Supreme Court ruling that gutted one of the most crucial sections of the Voting Rights Act […]

Competition By Cable Networks for Black Viewers Grows With Popularity of OWN

Competition By Cable Networks for Black Viewers Grows With Popularity of OWN

Competition by Cable Networks for Black Viewers Grows With Popularity of OWN Cable viewing for the first week of June climbed significantly after the Memorial Day holiday, and competition for viewers’ attention was strong. Black households were locked in on new and old favorites: The NBA for the men, Disney for the kids and OWN’s […]

HIV Infection Rates Decline Among Black Women by Zenitha Prince

HIV Infection Rates Decline Among Black Women by Zenitha Prince

Just in time for National HIV Testing Day, which was observed on June 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered some encouraging news: for the first time in a decade, the HIV infection rate among Black women declined. Between 2008 and 2010, the latest available data, the incidence rate among that group fell […]

Senate Bill Quietly Curtails African Immigration by Jason Margolis

Senate Bill Quietly Curtails African Immigration by Jason Margolis

African immigrants rally in front of the White House on April 3 to support keeping the Diversity Visa. Roughly 25,000 Africans come to the US each year through the program. PHOTO: Cameroon American Council Each year, 50,000 people are selected at random to immigrate to the United States. They don’t need specialized job skills or […]

A Sporting Chance by James Clingman

A Sporting Chance by James Clingman

Let me make a “pitch” (pun intended) for Black sports agents. Watching the NBA playoffs and finals was more than an exercise in pulling for my favorite teams; it was also a very frustrating experience for me because I tend to look at most things from an economic perspective. While Black athletes dominate football and […]

Supreme Court Decision Reopens Door for Restrictive Voting Laws by Zenitha Prince

Supreme Court Decision Reopens Door for Restrictive Voting Laws by Zenitha Prince

One predicted consequence the Supreme Court’s invalidation of a central portion of the Voting Rights Act this week is already manifesting. Voting rights activists had warned that the high court’s decision could result in the reintroduction and reenactment of previously blocked restrictive voting laws. On June 27, the Supreme Court threw out lower court rulings […]

On Race, Supreme Court Is Out of Touch by Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

On Race, Supreme Court Is Out of Touch by Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

In its decision on affirmative action last Monday, the Supreme Court punted. It reviewed the University of Texas affirmative action program — in which race is admittedly “a factor of a factor of a factor” in admission, one of many factors used with a university committed to the educational benefits of a diverse student body […]

There is Strong Statistical Evidence that Politics is Resegregating by David A. Bositis, Ph.D.

There is Strong Statistical Evidence that Politics is Resegregating by David A. Bositis, Ph.D.

  David Bositis  There are demographic changes occurring in the United States that will change politics and public policy and make this country a more humane and equitable place. In another 20 to 30 years the U.S. will be a majority-minority country and White supremacy will be a discredited idea of the past. But we […]

Urban and Rural America: Unleashing Possibility in Partnership by Marc H. Morial and USDA Secretary Tom Visack

Urban and Rural America: Unleashing Possibility in Partnership by Marc H. Morial and USDA Secretary Tom Visack

Tom Vilsack “We recognize, understand and appreciate that rural and urban America are interconnected and interdependent. Working together, we can leverage more investment and cooperation to achieve greater results.” A few weeks ago in New York City, the two of us had an opportunity to visit about expanding partnerships between the National Urban League and […]