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Housing enforcement group sues M&T Bank for discrimination

One of the nation’s largest banks discriminates against black, Latino and Asian homebuyers by offering lesser qualified white borrowers higher loan amounts and using hidden racial criteria in one of its loan programs, according to a lawsuit filed last week ...

New book examines blacks and U.S. foreign policy

Ambassador Charles Stith, along with his coeditors from Boston University, Dr. Linda Heywood, Dr. Joshua C. Yesnowitz and Professor Allison Blakely, launched their new book African Americans in US Foreign Policy: From the era of Frederick Douglass to the Age ...

CEPR study: Women, minorities pay higher effective social security rate

Improving retirement security was among the many proposals in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message in January. But advocates for older Americans say Obama should ask Congress to strengthen the nation’s principal middle-class retirement support — Social Security ...

State, federal officials warn of tax scams

Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin today joined the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in warning Massachusetts taxpayers about the rise of telephone tax scams.

Supreme Court’s latest race case: housing discrimination

If you’ve never heard of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, you have company. The issue of housing segregation has never captivated the nation’s attention like affirmative action or voting rights.

Mobile apps increasingly seen as essential business tool

While recent studies have shown that using mobile technologies — such as apps that help consumers connect with a business over handheld devices — can significantly increase revenue, other experts say businesses that don’t use mobile technologies will eventually wither ...

Boston activists part of national effort to bring ‘Selma’ to school students

A network of African American business leaders across the U.S. have undertaken a national campaign to underwrite free admission to the Golden Globe-nominated film “SELMA” for students around the country.

Local activists recall King’s presence in Hub

Martin Luther King Jr. touched Boston and Boston touched him. Being in Boston was an important part of his life, and his presence here during the ’50s and ’60s is part of our history.

Backlash over ‘Selma’ misses the point

Selma reminds us to honor not just the heroic figure making speeches, but the collective will of so many who made progress possible. Ultimately, the beating heart of this film rests not with its portrait of LBJ, or even King, ...

Why King turned attention to the North

In 1965 —50 years ago — Martin Luther King Jr. turned the attention of the Civil Rights Movement to the North. The same year King and other civil rights leaders fought for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, King also made ...

Small businesses looking forward to year of growth

Riding a wave of confidence, small business owners across the U.S. are expecting a banner year in 2015, with all indicators pointing to growth.

Activists say receipts would hold police accountable

Members of the Massachusetts Legislative Black and Latino Caucus are considering filing legislation that would require police to make data on stops public and issue receipts to pedestrians stopped.

Massachusetts mourns loss of Sen. Brooke

Massachusetts officials comment on Sen. Edward Brooke’s passing

Edward Brooke blazed trail for black progress

Sen. Edward W. Brooke will always remain a hero to the veterans of the battle for civil rights. He was keenly intelligent, extraordinarily gracious and endowed with natural and persuasive oratorical skills. Brooke set a standard for competence which very ...

Henry Louis Gates Jr. finds rich history in genetic code

Henry Louis Gates’ Finding Your Roots series provides interesting insights on the genetic makeup of Americans.