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Want to be a homeowner? Get to know MassHousing, the Commonwealth’s Affordable Housing Bank

Do you want to own your own home but think you can’t afford it? The most critical steps along the way to homeownership are to become an educated consumer and to obtain a loan from a trusted, reputable mortgage lender.

Recent graduates face new reality of crushing student loan debt

Recent college graduates struggle to manage student loan debt in tough job market.

Immigration reform measures stalled in Congress, Mass. Legislature

Local officials distance themselves from federal immigration policy as Congress, Mass. Legislature stall on reforms

Documentary “Ivory Tower” questions whether the cost of higher education is worth it

In the documentary, Ivory Tower, director Andrew Rossi explores how education has been sold as part of the American Dream to a better and brighter future.

Surge in child immigrants tied to Central American violence

Immigrant advocates say economic, political instability at root of increse of child immigrants being detained in U.S.

Corporations track online data, offline personal information

The merger of online and offline data is bringing more intrusive tracking of personal information

National Black Chamber of Commerce speaks out on new EPA greenhouse gas rule

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The EPA says the ...

Google admits low diversity numbers, pledges to improve

Tech giant Google surprised many last week by going public with data that showed the Silicon Valley-based company has a long way to go in its diversity efforts

Haitian prime minister asks U.S. funders for continued investment in island’s recovery efforts

Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe spoke at a funders conference held at the Boston foundation, outlining his government’s efforts to rebuild in the wake of the 2010 earthquake.

Civil Rights lawsuit alleges discriminatory school closings

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, schools are still both separate and unequal. Community and civil rights groups say they’ve identified a key force that’s aggravated the inequity: school closures.

Congo activists lobby Mass. State House to curb minerals trade

May 27 marked Congo Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts State House, led by the community organization Congo Action Now, to confront the illegal mineral trade that has perpetuated the war in Congo, which has killed more than 6 million people ...

Protest grows against tiered Internet proposal

Last week, more than 200 activists gathered outside the Federal Communications Commission to speak out against a proposal that would create a separate but unequal Internet.

Pioneering Roxbury journalist Bill Worthy remembered

By the time Bill Worthy arrived on location in North Carolina for a 1994 documentary shoot about one of the many extraordinary travels in his long life, he already had his own theme song.

Boston protesters demand return of Nigerian kidnapped girls

At the State House last Thursday, members of the Greater Boston Nigerian community and supporters marched on the Boston Common, demanding the return of the 200-plus boarding school girls abducted in Chibok, Borno state, Nigeria by the Islamic group Boko ...

Anti-affirmative action activist targets Asians

How do you know when you’re a pawn in someone else’s political game? Asian-Americans may soon be asking themselves that question. Edward Blum, an anti-affirmative action crusader and the executive director of the conservative Project on Fair Representation, unveiled three ...

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