Marquette University Study Finds Racial Discrimination in Home Lending

A Marquette University study forthcoming in the Journal of Urban Economics has found that African-Americans seeking home loans are discriminated against by mortgage lenders at the earliest stages of the application process. According to Dr. Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics and the study’s lead author, black Americans are far more likely than white Americans to be ignored by mortgage loan originators.
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ISN Joins 273 Organizations In Urging Obama To Protect Immigrants Fleeing Northern Triangle

ISN was among the 273 organizations that sent a letter to President Obama on Monday asking his administration to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a form of temporary immigration relief, to undocumented immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras in light of pervasive violence and environmental disasters that prevent them from safely returning to the region.

Xavier University to Host Town Hall on 2001 Cincinnati Riots and Policing

Xavier University will host a Town Hall meeting on February 2, 2016 from 7-9pm at the Cintas Center to promote reflection on where the Cincinnati community stands 15 years after the civil unrest and riots of April 2001 and the city's future. The interactive panel discussion is titled, “Fifteen Years Later: The Cincinnati Riots and the Future of the City.” It will be moderated by Donna Jones Baker, President and CEO of the Cincinnati Urban League and include a welcome from former Mayor Charlie Luken and remarks from panelists Al Gerhardstein, the Rev. Damon Lynch, III, Cpt. Maris Herold and Iris Roley. The theme is how to create a more equitable and healthy Cincinnati, focusing on community-based policing and economic inclusion.