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  • Post Reports

The Full Comirnaty

What the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine means. Plus, big business pledged nearly $50 billion for racial justice after George Floyd’s killing. Where did the money go?
  • Aug 25, 2021

Big business pledged nearly $50 billion for racial justice after George Floyd’s death. Where did the money go?

George Floyd’s murder prompted unprecedented corporate giving towards racial justice causes. Most of the money went towards reducing the racial wealth gap, with only a fraction targeting police reform, the cause that sent millions of Americans into the streets last summer
  • Aug 23, 2021

HUD to reinstate Obama-era fair housing rule gutted under Trump — minus the ‘burdensome’ reporting requirement

Biden's housing department is restoring the requirement that communities take steps to reduce racial segregation or risk losing federal funds. But missing from the requirement is the 2015 mandate that communities undergo an extensive analysis of local barriers to integration and submit plans to dismantle them to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Jun 9, 2021
  • Podcast

Biden wants to end housing discrimination. Can he do that?

Discrimination is built into the American housing crisis. We examine the limits of President Biden's power to fix it, in this second episode in our occasional series about the policy challenges that President Biden faces during his first year in office.
  • May 20, 2021

Biden administration withdraws Trump-era proposal to allow homeless shelters to discriminate against transgender people

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge reverses yet another Trump attempt to roll back civil rights protections
  • Apr 22, 2021

Investigation suppressed by Trump administration reveals obstacles to hurricane aid for Puerto Rico

A watchdog report uncovers bureaucratic hurdles the Trump administration erected for the struggling island to receive aid after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
  • Apr 22, 2021

Trump gutted Obama-era housing discrimination rules. Biden’s bringing them back.

HUD submits rules to address systemic racism and housing discrimination.
  • Apr 13, 2021

How Biden stimulus bill will target homelessness

Combating homelessness is part of President Biden’s sweeping anti-poverty agenda.
  • Apr 8, 2021

Trump HUD official disciplined for violating federal law

Lynne Patton agrees to $1,000 fine and is barred from federal employment for four years
  • Apr 6, 2021

Corporations are working with social media influencers to cancel-proof their racial justice initiatives

Companies like Procter & Gamble, Sephora and Snap are seeking help to stay ahead of cultural moments and avoid embarrassing gaffes.
  • Mar 30, 2021