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Dr. Maya Rockeymoore: Why Do We Need to Focus on Race?

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The question is, Why race and why now? There are organizations and individuals who think that not focusing on and acknowledging race or ethnicity is the polite thing to do. I call that “the invisible race card.” They think class and gender explain all differences in our society. But, while class and gender are important, […]

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Policy Round-Up: Citigroup

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Citigroup, one of the nation’s biggest banks, has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims brought on by the Justice Department because of its participation in the housing crisis. After a federal investigation lead by Attorney General Eric Holder, the bank admitted to deceiving consumers and engaging in risky subprime mortgages.

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Kezia Williams, Founder of Capital Cause

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Kezia Williams serves as Chair of Capital Cause, a DC-based fiscally-sponsored nonprofit dedicated to engaging young philanthropists in giving. Her work with this organization has included growing the organization from five vested members to over 5,000 young professionals influenced by the message of young philanthropy.

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Policy Round Up: Sequestration

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To reduce the national debt, sequestration has once again been brought to the table. Sequestration would reduce U.S. national debt by implementing a series of cuts throughout the federal government.

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From Wall Street to Main Street: The Real Robin Hood

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The legendary Robin Hood patrolled Sherwood Forest with a band of merry men, who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. This past September, Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) hoped that a band of merry men and women in Congress would pass H.R. 6411, the Inclusive Prosperity Act. The approach proposed by the bill, […]

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"Housing’s Back" or is it? Understanding Measures of Housing Affordability

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According to the National Association of Realtors’ Housing Affordability Index, 2012 was a record year for housing affordability.  The release of their results led to articles with titles such as “Housing Today Is More Affordable Than At Any Time In History” on an investment blog and “2012 a banner year for housing affordability, industry group […]

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What People of Color Should Know About Tax Cut and Deficit Reduction Proposals

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A lot has been said about the proposed tax giveaway to the wealthiest Americans and the austerity measures recommended by President Obama’s deficit commission. However, an analysis of the impact that both proposals would have on black and brown Americans has been missing from the conversation. U.S. Census Bureau projections show that the nation is […]

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