The Massachusetts senator has taken up the issue of redlining, or systematic discrimination against people of color looking for loans and for housing in certain neighborhoods.
Although the four-term senator has not won support for her candidacy, her challenger in the June primary, state Senate leader Kevin de Leon, also failed to earn the Democrats' endorsement.
Democratic leaders have positioned themselves to portray just about any concession from the U.S president in bilateral talks with the Russian president as a corrupt payoff.
The human rights activist and 2016 Green Party vice presidential candidate is leading the Black Alliance for Peace, a project against "war, repression and imperialism."
While African-Americans constitute less than 6 percent of the Golden State’s population, they can turn out at the polls in large numbers. While African-Americans constitute less than 6 percent of the Golden State’s population, they can turn out at the polls in large numbers.
Nine legislators, their staff and 200 activists packed the hearing room of the US House Judiciary Committee to standing room only recently to demand an end to mass voter suppression and the manipulation of U elections.
Broadway and Central Avenue in the Watts area of South Los Angeles are lined with dozens of small, marginal businesses, but hardly any banks. In a capitalist economy, these are streets without capital, losers in the race to the top. Waters has spent years trying to help minority-owned banks. Her relationship with one of them, OneUnited, got her in trouble.
Rep. Maxine Waters, a stalwart progressive voice in the House for nearly 20 years, is defending herself against charges that she improperly intervened to help bail out a bank with ties to her husband. Waters released a statement denying any wrongdoing, saying she was merely working on behalf of minority banks.
There aren’t too many genuine heroes to come out of the banking disaster, but Armando Falcon is one of them -- and had he been listened to, a significant part of the housing crisis could have been mitigated. There aren’t too many genuine heroes to come out of the banking disaster, but Armando Falcon is one of them.