Economic Equity

CFPB Turns Its Back on Fair Lending Enforcement and Reporting

More than 50 years ago, this nation enacted legal guarantees that fair housing would be available

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Male Nonprofit CEOs Earn More – but Problem Is Deeper Than Gender Pay Gap

Although about three out of every four Americans working for nonprofits are women, men hold a disproportional share of the highest-paid nonprofit jobs.

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SMALL BIZ PROFILE: Cookiepreneur Megan Mottley

“In the beginning it was just about the fundraising, but people still were inquiring about the cookies,” Mottley said. “And eventually, after getting a huge corporate order, I decided to really consider the business.”

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State Housing Finance Agencies Boost Hopes for Finding Affordable Homes, Apartments

According to Stockton Williams, executive director of the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA), in 2017 alone, state HFAs provided $28 billion…

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Oil and Natural Gas Industry is Ripe with High Paying Opportunities for Minorities

We expect that in this workforce of future, African Americans and Latinos will supply almost 40 percent…

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Meet the ‘Doctor’ Who Helps Black Entrepreneurs Go Viral

Dante Lee is not a medical doctor, but he is known and well-respected as a Revenue Doctor™. That’s because he is a marketing genius…

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Offshore Exploration Promises Jobs, Affordable Energy

Communities don’t have to be located in energy-producing regions to benefit from the U.S. energy revolution. But it helps. That’s why coastal states have so much to gain…

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Education Department Helps Loan Servicers Instead of Borrowers

A newly-released audit report finds fault with how the Department of Education (Department) is managing both its loan funds and its 15 contract student loan servicers.

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HELP Hearing on Protecting Workers’ Right to Organize

Exploring the strengths and weaknesses in the current state of labor law and identify proposals that hold employers that violate the law accountable, protect collective action, and modernize labor laws

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Jobs Report Shows What ‘African Americans Have to Lose’ Under Trump

William Spriggs, a chief economist at the AFL-CIO and professor in the department of Economics at Howard University said since reaching a low of 6 percent in November…

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The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Creates Opportunity Zones to Spur Economic Development

Opportunity Zones have the potential to address many of the country’s most vexing economic problems, notes Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty International.

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CFPB Makes Move to Support Payday Lenders During Black History Month

The federal agency with a designated mission to provide consumer financial protection took an about-face to protect predatory lenders instead of consumers on February 6…

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