A Boston Globe article highlighting the black-owned OneUnited Bank’s low Community Reinvestment Act score ignores the work the bank does investing the majority of its lending dollars in underserved urban areas.
The protests of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. will only be meaningful if they’re translated into a sustained movement.
Charles Stith and Andrew Young worked with federal regulators to shore up community reinvestment regulations for banks, helping ensure the economic benefits of banking activity are more broadly shared in the United States.
Yes. I think it’s important for our voices to be heard. We can make a difference. We need a lot of positive changes in this community. — Shea Briscoe, Claims Analyst, Dorchester
The focus has been intense on the wildly disproportionate number of black students who are suspended or expelled from America’s public schools. But what has flown quietly under the radar is the even more wildly disproportionate number of black students ...
This year’s statewide election features a gender-diverse pool of candidates for constitutional offices.
With higher-than average turnout numbers in recent elections, blacks have become a major force in Boston politics. High turnout in black communities could determine the outcome of the 2014 statewide election.
Health care and education. I think it’s very important for people to have health care and to be able to have an education the enables people to be the best they can be. — Lascene Nappier, Teacher, Roxbury
Earl Ofari Hutchinson explores the GOP take on Ebola.
The Banner weighs in on the four questions on the 2014 Massachusetts ballot.
Everybody should be more responsible for their actions — police and community residents need to be more respectful and more responsible. — Yusuf Ali, Counselor, Dorchester
While U.S. unemployment figures are trending downward, the government’s failure to take into account increases in those not looking for work masks a more troubling trend.
Barring police from stopping and searching people unless they have probable cause to arrest would go a long way toward bettering relations between the department and the community.
On a scale of one to ten, I’d say about a six. Students talk to me all the time about getting stopped and searched. — Nate Smith, Teacher, Roslindale
President Obama has received numerous threats that are showing flaws in the Secret Service.