Here’s Why Holding Off Evictions And Foreclosures Isn’t Enough For Black People During COVID-19

Source: CHANDAN KHANNA / Getty A new report from the Thurgood Marshall Institute at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) shows how housing and wealth disparities suffered by Black people will result in a disproportionate number of Black folks losing their homes. According to the report, “1 in 4 Black households spend more than half of their income on housing as compared to 1 in 10 White households.” The report further shows how the current economic crisis due to the coronavirus was already proceeded by unstable housing for Black folks that stretches back years. A detailed and holistic approach will have to be taken so that Black folks can recover from the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. The issues Black people face in terms of housing can be stretched back nearly a century, however, the report listed the 2008 foreclosure crisis as a pivotal moment in which many Black people couldn’t recuperate from housing loss. “Even after the post-2008 recovery, Black fam..

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Demand Grows For Ahmaud Arbery ‘Lynching’ Grand Jury To Be Expedited

Pictured: A cross with flowers and a letter “A” sits at the entrance to the Satilla Shores neighborhood where Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in Brunswick, Georgia. | Source: Sean Rayford / Getty UPDATED: 11:39 a.m. ET, May 7 — The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus has joined the call for the grand jury process to be expedited over the shooting death of an unarmed Black man jogging by two white men in a rural part of the state in February. Ahmaud Arbery was killed in broad daylight during a purported citizen’s arrest by a father and son who chased him down in the city of Brunswick because they said they suspected he was a burglar. Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael have thus far avoided arrest and charges because of the state’s citizen’s arrest law. Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey reportedly suggested Wednesday night it was “possible an emergency order to assemble a grand jury to hear the case is being considered.” On Thursday, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus demanded that ..