Lena Olive Smith (Photo by: spokesman-recorder.com)
Black History

Minnesota Black History Salute: Lena O. Smith

MINNESOTA SPOKESAMN-RECORDER — In 1921 she filed her first lawsuit challenging housing discrimination just 11 days after becoming Minnesota’s first Black woman lawyer. […read more]

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Politics

Affordable Housing, Racial Isolation

(The New York Times) — A Supreme Court ruling last week forcefully reminded state and local governments that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 forbids them from spending federal housing money in ways that perpetuate segregation. Communities across the country have been doing exactly that Read More

Op-Ed

Housing Recovery Bypasses Blacks and Latinos

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   Scholars from several of the nation’s most-esteemed colleges and universities jointly concluded that the nation’s so-called housing “recovery” is bypassing communities of color and working- class neighborhoods. Underwater America, their new report, analyzed negative equity and foreclosure data using zip codes Read More