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NAREB Urges Black Americans Not to Defer Their Dream of Homeownership

“Statistics show that there are 1.7 million Black millennials making $100,000 or more and could improve their financial futures with homeownership or participation in real estate investment opportunities. NAREB is determined to reach them with messages that rebut, yet improve, some of their current lifestyle choices,” says Donnell Williams, the newly installed president of NAREB. What’s more, he adds, homeownership is critical. “One clear message to millennials: Think about a house be-fore you buy the car.” […]

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Ray B. Shackelford Elected as 10th National President of National Urban League Young Professionals

“Just like I didn’t get here on my own, moving forward the same will be true,” said Shackelford. “In the coming months my team and I look forward to meeting with the members across the country and hearing their ideas of how we can work together to advance the movement. It will take all of us to create the impact that we want to see, and our communities desperately need.” […]

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Why Would HUD Gut Its Own Disparate Impact Rule?

     But in the August 19 Federal Register, HUD proposed a new rule that would expand the disparate impact rule into a five-step process that would shift the burden of proving discrimination nearly exclusively to plaintiffs. By proposing that third parties test practices against algorithms to determine fairness, defendants in fair housing cases could later move for dismissal and/or be shielded from liability. […]

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AT&T Foundation makes $300,000 Contribution to George W. Bush Institute

     “We applaud the George W. Bush Institute for being visionaries in education, and for their steadfast advocacy for smart policies that keep us accountable to our next generation,” said Meyer, who serves on the Texas House Committee on Public Education. “There’s no doubt that leaders across our state and our nation should make providing quality education for every child a legacy because it’s an issue that impacts our families, our communities and our future.” […]