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MASSACHUSETTS MINORITIES DUPED
August 09, 2011
Resolving claims of unfair and discriminatory lending practices, a subsidiary of H&R Block will modify thousands of Massachusetts homeowners’ loans and make a significant payment to the Commonwealth as part of a settlement valued at $125 million, state Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. “Option One made loans that it knew were likely to fail and it discriminated against African-American and Latino borrowers,” Attorney General Coakley said. ...
Massachusetts Man Convicted For Burning Black Chuch
April 15, 2011
Jacques and his co-conspirators used racial slurs against African-Americans and expressed anger about the possible election of Obama as the first African-American President. ...
National Black Republican Association: The Massachusetts Message
January 21, 2010
Black Leadership Comments On Senate Election Results In Massachusetts
January 20, 2010
Program to boost minority dentists goes statewide in Massachusetts
September 01, 2009
Slavery, Emancipation, and Race in Massachusetts
July 09, 2009
The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century ...
The Nation’s First College Dedicated Exclusively to the Study of History has been Created by the Massachusetts School of Law
June 04, 2009
Community Health Centers Seeing More Patients In Wake Of Massachusetts Health Reform
March 25, 2009
Report Touts HUD Progress On Discrimination
August 30, 2011
A report released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shows that the agency is resolving individual housing discrimination complaints faster, increasing its focus on complaints that affect multiple people, and launching more investigations using its authority to initiate cases on behalf of discrimination victims where no one has filed a complaint. HUD’s Annual State of Fair Housing Report also illustrates how the agency is helping municipalities and state and local agencies receiving HUD funding to comply with civil rights requirements ...
Giving Birth Increases Cancer Risks For Blacks
August 26, 2011
Results from the Black Women's Health Study show two or more full-term births are linked to a higher incidence of certain breast cancers in Black women, but only in those who did not breast-feed The study is being reported online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. "African-American women are more likely to have had a greater number of full-term births and less likely to have breastfed their babies," said lead author Julie R. Palmer, ScD, professor of epidemiology at the Slone Epidemiology ...
ACLU Wants Info On Boston Police Surveillance
August 19, 2011
Civil rights groups want to know more about the Boston Police Department's surveillance of political activists and protests and what it does with the collected information. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and the National Lawyers Guild of Massachusetts have filed a lawsuit on behalf of eight Boston-area political groups and four individual activists. The groups want the department to disclose information ...
ICE Docs Show Govt Deception
August 18, 2011
In the wake of protests and civil disobedience in Chicago yesterday and across the country criticizing the Obama administration’s Secure Communities program, immigrant advocates called on the government to turn over remaining documents about the program sought in a Freedom of Information lawsuit and to halt the controversial program. A batch of unredacted documents released by court order this week, ...
Survey: 1 In 5 Children Live In Poverty
August 17, 2011
A new survey released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization, says that child poverty in the United States increased in 38 states in the last decade. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book shows the official child poverty rate, which is a conservative measure of economic hardship, increased 18 percent between 2000 and 2009, essentially returning to the same level as the early 1990s. ...
Lack Of Financial Know-How Leaves Latino Firms Exposed
August 11, 2011
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company's "The Business Owner Financial Wellness" study emphasizes the lack of a long-term strategy by many Hispanic entrepreneurs, who in 89 percent of the cases founded their firms to economically support their families and seven of 10 of whom want to hand the company down to their children although the majority do not have any concrete succession plans. ...
THE NAACP HEADS TO LOS ANGELES
July 21, 2011
With the theme of "Affirming America's Promise," the NAACP-- the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization--- opens it 102nd annual convention in Los Angeles tomorrow. The four-day gathering is expected to generate an economic impact of $11.4 million citywide, with a total of nearly 13,000 hotel rooms expected to be booked for the occasion. ...
Brief "Racial Disparity In School Funding Is No Myth"
July 07, 2011
This week the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank, released a new issue brief that debunks a recent backgrounder by Jason Richwine of the Heritage Foundation. Richwine’s report, titled “The Myth of Racial Disparities in Public School Financing,” suggests that public education spending is broadly similar ...
Asian American Navigating The College Admissions Process
July 05, 2011
The existence of obstacles to Asian Americans gaining admission to elite universities stems from the perception that, as a group, they have performed relatively well in higher education. From 1976 to 2007, the percentage of Asian American college students increased from 1.8 to 6.7 percent ...
The Ugly Politics Behind Alabama's New Anti-Immigrant Law
June 22, 2011
Despite soaring deficits, cuts in social services, worker layoffs and tornado-devastated communities, Alabama's first Republican-controlled government in 136 years has turned its focus on undocumented immigrants ...
ICE Immigration Program Under Fire
June 20, 2011
ICE director John Morton has announced changes to the embattled immigration-enforcement program Secure Communities, which allows local law enforcement agencies to check the fingerprints of people they arrest with FBI and Department of Homeland Security databases to make sure they are not undocumented criminals. ...
Women's Risk Of Heart Disease After Gestational Diabetes Differs By Race
June 07, 2011
When they analyzed the study participants by racial-ethnic group, black race and Hispanic ethnicity predicted heart disease even after adjusting for other risk factors. ...
Health Care Quality Gaps And Disparities Persist Nationwide
June 01, 2011
Among minority and low-income Americans, the level of health care quality and access to services remained unfavorable. ...
CA Sheriff Criticized Over New Immigration Policy
May 31, 2011
The sheriff's new policy comes as the California Assembly approved a bill to revise the state's agreement on using the federal Secure Communities program. ...
HUD Awards $153M To Revitalize Distressed Public Housing
May 23, 2011
The eight housing authorities announced today were selected among 36 public housing authorities that applied for FY 2010 HOPE VI Revitalization funding. ...
Harvard Kennedy Latino Leadership Initiative Expands
May 20, 2011
The program helps to prepare the rising generation of Latino leaders for the opportunities and challenges they will face in the coming decades. ...
Majority Of Americans Favor Legal Gay Marriage
May 20, 2011
The increase since last year came exclusively among political independents and Democrats. Republicans' views did not change. ...
Anti-Transgender Bias Costs State Millions
May 12, 2011
"When that many people face discrimination, when we trace out the economic consequences, the dollars add up very quickly." ...
Hispanic Caucus Calls For Freeze On ICE Program
May 09, 2011
Lawmakers in Congress and in states throughout the country say ICE officials lied about program details and requirements at its early stages. ...
RI Speaker Gives Up On Same-Sex Marriage
April 29, 2011
"As speaker, I understand counting votes and what I can deliver for all of us. And I believe I am delivering rights to us today and it's not killing the cause." ...
Study: Mortgages Scarce For Minorities
April 28, 2011
The study found that in the areas included in the study conventional mortgage refinancing in minority communities decreased by an average of 17 percent. ...
Blacks More Willing to Exhaust Financial Resources for More Cancer Care
April 26, 2011
People in minority groups, especially black Americans, are more willing than their white counterparts to exhaust their personal financial resources to prolong life. ...
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