Homeownership has long enjoyed broad bipartisan support, but different families and communities have experienced homeownership differently. The lingering subprime and foreclosure crisis has brought this truth into stark relief: otherwise-qualified borrowers were steered into subprime loans.
Blog — Economic Opportunity
This year, the honorees included Richard Trumka, Shirley Sherrod, and Joe Solmonese.
The NAACP will hold a series of Gulf Financial Counseling Fairs this week in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida to assist people with claims related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
New initiative to influence change in the banking industry, prevent unfair mortgage lending practices, and promote sustainable homeownership in historically disadvantaged communities.
Twenty-five years after the publication of “Slipping Through the Cracks,” a precursory search of the literature suggests that little research has been done examining the socio-economic status of black women.
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous made an appearance on MSNBC's The Ed Show on Tuesday, March 23rd. Earlier in the week, Fox News commentator Glenn Beck mocked the idea that Dr. Martin Luther King may have been in Memphis for a labor battle when he was assassinated. Jealous set the record straight on King's history and explained why labor rights and civil rights remain inseparable. Watch the Video
The housing crisis of the 21st century devastated communities across the United States and the foreclosure rate skyrocketed to alarming numbers. Americans throughout the country either experienced the economic downtown indirectly or directly, but the African American community fared worse than any other racial group and are facing great challenges in regaining economic security even as the economy and labor market begins to recover.
NAACP Units from across Wisconsin marched to the State Capitol Feb. 26, 2011 to participate in a rally in solidarity with Wisconsin’s public employees and support the rights of all employees to collectively bargain.
A few weeks ago I attended the United Auto Workers Region 9A 18th Annual Civil Rights Award Recognition dinner in Hartford, Connecticut.
Tonight, as I sat in the audience while President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address, I listened intently. But I also watched — and what I saw was just as powerful as everything that I heard.
The problem of global youth unemployment has reached historic heights. In 2009, unemployment for individuals between the ages of 16-24 increased by almost 7 million.
This week, it was revealed that critical errors made by Jeffrey Stephan, the leader of an Ally Financial may have caused people in as many as 23 states to be "illegally driven" from their homes.
Today, the Senate is expected to vote on the financial reform bill. If it passes, it will introduce the nation to a package of sweeping regulations that will offer more consumer protection and industry supervision than has been provided in decades.