Only a fraction of the pledges for Ferguson reached the neediest parts of town. All the corporate goodwill - and millions in investments -- were not enough to overcome a long legacy of racial discrimination and economic exclusion.
Not only can it be more expensive for black and brown consumers to obtain home and car loans, but also it can cost them substantially more for services as basic as opening and maintaining a checking account.
Nationally, one would have to earn $17.90 an hour to afford a modest one-bedroom apartment without spending more than 30 percent of income on housing, a common budgeting standard. Or $22.10 an hour for a two-bedroom rental.
E-Verify, a federal program for checking workplace eligibility, is effective and popular. But the GOP has gone quiet about taking it nationwide amid a labor shortage.
HUD announced that it is withdrawing a computer assessment tool that provides communities with demographic data and maps to help them gauge neighborhood segregation.
Howard Schultz said the company would now open its bathrooms to everyone, regardless of whether a purchase has been made, following the arrest of two African American men who had asked to use the bathroom at a downtown Philadelphia coffee shop.
The lawsuit accuses the agency of failing to adequately notify the public of the decision.
Ben Carson's proposal would put nearly 1 million children at risk of homelessness, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said.
The proposal legislation, which would require congressional approval, would increase the amount some of the lowest-income households are expected to pay for rent by three times, according to the administration’s proposal obtained by The Washington Post.
The proposed legislation, which would require congressional approval, would increase the amount low-income households are expected to pay for rent by three times, according to the administration’s proposal obtained by The Washington Post.