The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has just released a comprehensive analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data spanning 40 years. The report reveals that despite laws against discriminatory lending practices, race-based exclusion from homeownership is still a harsh reality. Check out the full report now to learn more about this pressing issue.

By Bruce C. Mitchell, Jad Edlebi, Helen C.S. Meier, Jason Richardson, and Liang Chen,  NCRC

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By Emily Benton Hite and Denielle Perry

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to deny permits for hydropower projects on Navajo Nation shows shift towards respecting Indigenous rights in renewable energy development.

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Discover the incredible stories of 15 Black LGBTQ pioneers who have made history and paved the way for a more inclusive future.

By Emell Adolphus, The Root

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50 years ago, city officials in Syracuse ignored the outcry of the Black community in the 15th Ward and moved forward with their plan to construct the I-81 viaduct. Since then, the ward has faced inadequate housing, higher crime, and poverty at disproportionate levels.

By Jay A. Fernandez, ACLU

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Dr. Gail Christopher, NCHE’s ED, and her daughter Heather McGhee spoke to students, administrators, staff, and faculty about racial healing, hope, and the “solidarity dividend”. The event was tied with UNIV 101: Let’s Talk About Race, a university-wide course that was piloted last year.  They both answered questions about grassroots advocacy and organizing.

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