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National mortgage servicer sued for errors on 1.4 million mortgages

Families who have assembled the necessary financial resources to apply, qualify and purchase a home understandably value that key investment and its accompanying opportunity to build wealth. But buying the home is just the first step of securing the American ...

A ban on ‘lunch shaming’

“In 2017, we’re taking hot lunches out of a child’s hands and throwing it away ... We’re one of the wealthiest and most powerful nations in the world and we’re not feeding our children lunch. They are experiencing real hunger ...

Jeff Sessions is rolling back basic rights

As Donald Trump neared the end of his first 100 days, media commentary focused primarily on how little he has achieved in comparison to other presidents. It was a mistake, however, to discount the threat that the Trump administration poses ...

Congress tries to ban regulation of payday, car title loans

Since its inception, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has faced an unrelenting onslaught of attacks. From lawmakers to lobbyists and business organizations, many still maintain that the marketplace should regulate itself, and government should just get out of the way.

What do Blacks control? The need for economic empowerment

The Vietnamese control the nail industry; the Koreans control the major distribution channel for Black hair care products; Jewish people control the music industry; the Indians/Pakistanis control a major portion of the hotel/motel industry; and the Chinese control economic enclaves, ...

If we would embrace our dignity … life more abundantly

Every so often I think about the courage and the determination that Black people had as they waged the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They were, as Fannie Lou Hamer so eloquently said, “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” They ...

The fifth National GrandRally: Building a Community of Hope

When the contestants on Dancing With the Stars recently performed routines representing the most memorable year of their lives, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles brought down the house dancing to the worship song Good Good Father to celebrate the ...

Lesson for the nation’s education secretary: Serve public, not private interests

This year’s swearing in of a new Congress and president signaled a surge of new ideas and approaches to government. However, no elected or appointed official should ever depart from or diminish the primary role of government: service to the ...

America needs inclusive infrastructure investment

“Our country is in dire jeopardy as long as it has within its body politic a socially and economically deprived group of citizens, whether they be actually enslaved or denied the full benefits of equality and freedom by an insidious ...

Calling all Black, proud, historic sororities and fraternities

Remember that line in New Jack City? “This ain’t personal; this is business.” And at the end of the movie, Ice-T told Wesley Snipes, “This is personal,” as he proceeded to beat Snipes down for killing his mother. Well, this ...

Bill O’Reilly violated that morality clause: Messing with Fox’s money

When the news broke that Fox News had fired Bill O’Reilly because of alleged sexual harassment, some were quick to say the decision to let him go was a moral choice. It was no such thing.

The continuing scourge of poverty, hunger and hopelessness in Rich America

In March 1967, when I was working as a young civil rights lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in Mississippi, I was asked to testify before the Senate Committee

Decision to bomb Syria was dangerous, deceptive

Fifty-nine cruise missiles. When Donald Trump ordered the attack on Syria, he made an impetuous decision, turning his previous commitment to stay out of the Syrian civil war and focus on ISIS on its head. He ordered the attack on ...

Radioactivity: The power of speech needs action

“Well done beats well said every time.”

A nation readies for war: Will it make ‘America great again’?

Well, it has begun. This administration has begun the winds of war.