USDA Holds Inaugural Equity Summit

The department looked at the final policy report from the USDA Equity Commission. The U.S. Department of Energy (USDA) held its inaugural National Equity Summit on Friday, where…

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Supreme Court Declines Admissions Diversity Case in Virginia

Lower court decision stands, allowing a high school to continue the practice. The Supreme Court refused to take up a case that would have restricted a Virginia high…

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Appeals Court Halts Creation of State Court in Jackson, Mississippi

Grants temporary administrative stay for one week. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted an administrative stay to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)…

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8th Circuit Court Ruling Alters Voting Rights Act Interpretation

The majority ruled that private parties cannot sue under the act, only the federal government. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that only the U.S.…

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Treasury Secretary Speaks at Annual Freedman’s Bank Forum

Attendees seek solutions to eliminate discrimination in banking, housing, and lending. The Department of the Treasury hosted the 2023 Freedman’s Bank Forum last week. The gathering included state…

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DOJ Secures $107 Million for Redlining Relief

Offers compensation for communities of color that have experienced discrimination by mortgage lending. The U.S. Department of Justice has investigated allegations of discrimination by banks and lending companies…

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U.S. Restricts Imports from Chinese Companies Using Forced Labor

Three companies in Xinjiang accused of forcing Uyghur people to work. The United States added three more Chinese companies to its list of restricted imports this week, in…

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24 Members Appointed to Transportation Equity Committee

New officials are acquainted with accessibility strategy and policy The Department of Transportation appointed 24 new members to the Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity (ACTE). The committee is…

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HUD Partners with National Association of Real Estate Brokers

The collaboration is intended to address racism in the home appraisal industry. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its partnership with the National Association of…

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DOJ Opens Civil Rights Investigation into Memphis Police

Allegations of racial profiling and violence The Department of Justice announced that they are opening a civil rights investigation into the City of Memphis and the Memphis Police…

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