Redlining has a lingering effect on black homeownership: study

Redlining has a lingering effect on black homeownership: study

Before 1968, mortgage lenders used racially-charged language to assess whole neighborhoods for creditworthiness. They then color-coded neighborhoods, which were legally segregated, to determine which residents would be eligible for mortgage loans.  Greenlined areas received the best credit ratings and the easiest access to loans. While redlined neighborhoods, which had mostly black residents, were deemed “hazardous” […]
Coronavirus lockdown may have this deadly secondary effect

Coronavirus lockdown may have this deadly secondary effect

Reopening the U.S. economy too soon will result in additional coronavirus deaths, according to many health experts. Scientists have said prematurely reopening parts of the economy and easing social distancing measures might lead to a new wave of coronavirus cases. As...