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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are stepping up their efforts to narrow the racial wealth gap. Following the President’s visit to Oklahoma, where he observed the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the Administration announced it would reinvest in communities that failed policies have ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media California is in the process of rolling out a massive billion-dollar rental relief program. It is designed to help people who fell behind on their rent due to the global coronavirus recovery. But many renters, including Black Californians who lease residential property, may not know about the state’s ...
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    Moving Marginalized Communities Toward America’s Bounty  By Charlene Crowell On January 26, President Joe Biden took steps to bring the nation towards the long-promised, but never realized, pledge of racial justice. Four executive orders signed that day make clear that the new Administration will take meaningful and corrective actions. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders that his less than two-week-old administration hopes will be a catalyst to tackling America’s long-standing race problem. Biden’s action focused on equity and included police and prison reform and public housing. “America has never lived up to ...
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    Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to extend authorization for local governments to halt evictions for commercial renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through March 31, 2021, and address a variety of issues in response to the pandemic. To protect local health officers and other public health officials on the front lines of the fight ...
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    By Ebone Monet California Black Media  African American developers across California are worried about a rule change the state Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is considering.  The regulation proposes a new requirement that developers have more experience before becoming eligible for contracts awarded from a $4 billion fund set up to construct housing ...
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    By Charlene Crowell As a candidate, President Donald Trump promised if elected that deregulation of the federal government would be an administration priority. Soon after taking the oath of office, he issued an executive order requiring that all departments and agencies to eliminate two existing regulations for every one new regulation proposed. In some cases, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Nothing beats a loan that you never have to pay back. Probably one of the harder tasks for Kathy Baker Brann in the coming months will be giving away a cool $30,000 to homeowners that need help fixing up their properties. The main qualification is the homeowner must be low income. Through ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Real estate dealings may not be as discriminatory as decades ago, but the housing crisis of 2008 crushed countless Black and Brown homeowners nationwide, as they were baited into bad loans, and then lost their homes. Billions in family wealth that had been built up over generations was suddenly wiped out. Dawn ...