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Fifty Years Later, Fair Housing Act Recognized As A Factor In Fighting Housing Discrimination

By Christopher G. Cox, Publisher/Managing Editor, realesavvy.com One of the signature achievements of the Civil Rights Era was the passage by Congress in April of 1968 of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), also known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Looking back on this historic legislative accomplishment, Majurial “MJ” Watkins, president…

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Young Black Professionals, HBCU Students Join Movement for Homeownership, Financial Education

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The housing crisis that caused more than nine million people to suffer foreclosure and even homelessness due to the economic slump across the U. S. 10 years ago, has now fully recovered for everyone – except people of color – especially African-Americans. “Black people are moving into homeownership at a much slower rate…

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NNPA National Black Voter Registration Drive Begins In North Carolina

By Cash Michaels, NNPA Newswire Contributor DURHAM, N.C.—Ten member newspapers of the North Carolina Black Publishers Association (NCBPA) and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have agreed to mount a statewide campaign to maximize the African American vote for the 2018 midterm elections. The NNPA is…

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NAACP Reacts To Facebook’s Improper Data Collection Breach

Following the recent congressional testimony given by Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, NAACP remains concerned about the data breaches and numerous privacy mishaps that the tech giant has encountered in recent years, and is especially critical about those, which occurred during the 2016 presidential election campaign. In October of 2017, NAACP issued a…

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American Petroleum Institute Launches New Jobs Website

By Freddie Allen, Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire Rebecca Winkel, an economic advisor for the American Petroleum Institute (API), said that whenever she travels to communities across the country, to give presentations about her research in the oil and natural gas industry, the questions often turn to business and career opportunities. Questions like: Where can I go…

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Citizenship Question Fuels Confrontations Over 2020 Census

By Khalil Abdullah Special  from Ethnic Media Services (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “We will not allow our community to cower in fear,” exclaimed Arturo Vargas, executive director of the NALEO Education Fund, voicing his fervent opposition to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s stated intention to include a question asking respondents to the 2020 Census if they are American citizens.…

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Gentrification Threats Against Housing and Health in the U.S. Capital is a Microcosm for the Nation

By Barrington M. Salmon (TriceEdneyWire.com) – By many measures, the revitalization of neighborhoods across Washington, D.C. has been a windfall for the city. Fueled by higher tax revenues and property values, the city is awash in construction cranes, new libraries, restaurants and retail, and more than 70 miles of bike lanes—all welcomed signs of gentrification…

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