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Waters Statement at Hearing on Republicans’ Failure to Act on Housing Finance Reform

As we consider housing finance reform and work to address the structure of our housing finance system, it is a priority for me to ensure that underserved borrowers and communities are not overlooked. This means that at the heart of any reform proposal, we need a comprehensive strategy…

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Periodic Greatness Is the Result of Overcoming Obstacles

With greatness comes responsibilities that are entrusted to each of us: To reach ever forward, delivering our best, while remembering to reach back to help others.

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The Reluctance to Come Forward After Being Sexually Harassed

Victims of sexual harassment are frequently embarrassed. They are uncomfortable discussing the matter, sometimes because they fall prey to self-doubt, wondering whether they were the problem…

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Prisons Strike Across the Country and the Media is Quiet

The inmates have put together a list of demands, which include increased prison wages, more rehabilitation services and more Pell grants.

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Betsy DeVos Slammed for Wanting to Use ESSA Funds to Purchase Guns in School

School should be a safe haven for students and there is not one scant of evidence that shows children are safer around guns.

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Howard University Gives Way to Inaugural Sports and Entertainment Summit

“We have come here today to remind America of the purpose of higher education and to double down on our promise to seek truth and mission above all else,” Frederick said.

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Michelle Obama Co-Chairs ‘When We All Vote’ A Non-Partisan Organization Inspiring Voter Turnout

When We All Vote is planning a Week of Action in which volunteers will host nearly 2000 events across the U.S.The purpose of the events will be to register voters and recruit volunteers. When We All Vote previously announced that Michelle Obama will headline events…

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For-Profit College Students Share Sagas of Debt and Disillusionment

A new report released by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) analyzes how for-profit students who sought educational training to improve their lives wound up in worse financial circumstances after enrollment.

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The Pernicious Power of the Patriarchy

Tearing down the walls of pernicious patriarchy means attacking the very foundation of our nation. When we attack patriarchy, we also attack the racism that is also part of our foundation. Many have lined up to support Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. How many are equally willing to attack…

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TRAVEL: Toronto – Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

The Toronto International Film Festival is the most fan-friendly film festival in the world. Add in sightseeing, touring, top tier restaurants, eateries and museums and Toronto becomes a destination vacation with a full plethora of choices any time of year.

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Arthur Mitchell: Ballet Legend and Pioneer Dies at 84

The world is mourning the loss of legendary choreographer Arthur Mitchell. Mitchell, who danced with the New York City Ballet from 1956-1968 and founded the groundbreaking and world renown Dance Theater of Harlem died Wednesday of heart failure.

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#EmmysSoWhite? Record-Setting Slate of Diverse Nominees Leave Empty Handed

Although this year marked the Emmy awards’ most diverse slate of nominees (38 nominations) in the history of the awards show, the outcome was not reflective of the diversity highlighted in the nominations.

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