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Transit-rich and ripe for revival, Frankford struggles to make space for Penn Fruit landmark 22.2.2018 Philly.com News
An iconic 1950s supermarket is now shuttered, and a debate has grown over how best to reuse the historically preserved property in Frankford, where revitalization is much needed.
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Chicago's Youth Push Back Against Mayor's Proposed "Cop Academy"; Demand More Investment in Communities 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (C) and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (R) attend a police academy graduation and promotion ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on June 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Mayor Rahm Emanuel has manipulated a Department of Justice finding that Chicago Police routinely used excessive force on Black and Latinx people, into a proposal for a police training facility in a perennially disinvested and majority Black neighborhood. But a Black youth-led campaign is pushing back, demanding more investment in schools and communities instead. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (C) and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (R) attend a police academy graduation and promotion ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on June 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Grassroots, not-for-profit news is rare -- and Truthout's very existence depends on donations from readers. Will you help us publish more stories like this one? Make a ...
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Amazon's Race to the Bottom Puts Chicago Transit at Risk 22.2.2018 American Prospect
screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png Transit has emerged as a key issue in the furious competition between municipalities to land Amazon’s second headquarters. With the company placing a premium on access to rail and bus networks, cities like Chicago put transit front and center in their applications. “If you look at their proposal, Amazon's, and you look at what they're looking for: talent, transportation, training, technology,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared as the city its unveiled its formal bid last September. “Who [else] will have a transportation system, both public and aviation, that will give them the capacity to get everywhere in the world and get their workers to work conveniently?” Lost in the discussion to lure Amazon to Chicago are the deep inequities within the city’s existing transit system, fault lines that threaten to leave entire neighborhoods behind should Amazon choose Chicago for its second home base. If overlooking those disparities weren’t short-sighted enough, Chicago’s bid also ...
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The missing third party: Corporations and the new social contract 21.2.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
What is a business for? As discontent rises with the side effects of globalization, it's time to reassess.
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For People of Color, Banks Are Shutting the Door to Homeownership 18.2.2018 Truthout.com
(Photo: Billion Photos / Shutterstock) This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast . Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts. This modern-day redlining persisted in 61 metro areas even when controlling for applicants' income, loan amount and neighborhood, according to a mountain of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act records analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. The yearlong analysis, based on 31 million records, relied on techniques used by leading academics, the Federal Reserve and Department of Justice to identify lending disparities. It found a pattern of troubling denials for ...
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Why mobilizing private capital towards the SDGs is good for business 17.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
To achieve the U.N. Goals, we need trillions, not billions, in investment. Here's how that will create market opportunities for a more sustainable world.
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Clean energy – not natural gas – drove decarbonization in 2017 17.2.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Clean energy – not natural gas – drove decarbonization in 2017
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Kept out: Loophole in law for the poor spurs gentrification 16.2.2018 AP Business
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jonathan Jacobs had almost no savings, a modest income and a credit report marred by a disputed cellphone bill. But he easily bought a newly renovated row house in Point Breeze, a South Philadelphia neighborhood that's historically African American....
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Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership 15.2.2018 AP Business
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts....
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8 lenders that aren't serving people of color for home loans 15.2.2018 AP Business
Across America, a troubling pattern emerges in data analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting: Nearly two-thirds of mortgage lenders denied home loans for people of color at higher rates than for white people. But among the 6,600 U.S. lenders, some banks stood out for particularly extreme practices....
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Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership 15.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts.
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Why white homeowners in Philadelphia can get federal mortgages meant for black neighborhoods 14.2.2018 Philly.com News
A federal community reinvestment act passed in 1977 didn't anticipate a day when historically black neighborhoods would be sought out by young white homebuyers.
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BlackRock Wants Companies to Be Socially Responsible. Here Are 6 Ways It Can Help. 14.2.2018 WRI Stories
BlackRock Wants Companies to Be Socially Responsible. Here Are 6 Ways It Can Help. Comments|Add Comment|PrintLarry Fink at WEF. (Flickr/WEF) In his recent annual letter, BlackRock's Larry Fink delivered a bold message to global companies: do better, or expect consequences. "To prosper over time," he elaborates, "every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society." To his skeptics, Fink's words are nothing more than hollow... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Rebuild roads, yes, but what about our schools? | Opinion 13.2.2018 Philly.com News
chool facilities have a direct impact on the education, health, safety, and security of our nation's students and teachers. Deteriorated school buildings and grounds with maintenance issues and legacy toxins, like lead and asbestos, detrimentally affect our children and teachers.
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Better Coordination, Engagement Needed to “Bend the Curve” for Cities, Say Experts at World Urban Forum 12.2.2018 THE CITY FIX
Cities are essential to achieve not only the New Urban Agenda, an unprecedented statement of intent by 167 countries more than a year ago in Quito, but the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement, said a series of urban policymakers, ...
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Why the private sector must protect tourist destinations 10.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Businesses, resident and authorities must recognize the cycles of tourism that can lead to the destruction of the most beautiful places on Earth.
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"He's Not Streamlining the Process, He's Just Steamrolling It" 9.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
If we want to build infrastructure that addresses public needs, then I would argue that you would actually need public input to see what those needs are before you start building that infrastructure. Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. Janine Jackson: Donald Trump's State of the Union speech  called  for a $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild what he called "the country's crumbling infrastructure." For many, investment in infrastructure evokes an image of un- and underemployed people going to work, fixing the country's roads and bridges. A draft of the Trump White House's plans  leaked  to media is more about "streamlining" the federal permit process for infrastructure projects, and seeking public/private partnerships. So what questions would a critical media be asking about now? Raul Garcia  is senior legislative council at  Earthjustice . He joins us now by phone from Washington, DC. ...
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How some cities are attracting 5G investments ahead of others 9.2.2018 Washington Post
How some cities are attracting 5G investments ahead of others
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Try as they might, apps haven’t killed the beauty salon 7.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Is the bubble about to burst for the slew of on-demand and concierge apps that hit the beauty space several years ago?

Some venture capitalists believe it is, despite market leader Glamsquad’s ambitious expansion plans and NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s unexpected union with Priv last May,...

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Wells Fargo Gets What It Deserves—And Just in Time 7.2.2018 American Prospect
(Ron Sachs/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) Wells Fargo CEO Timothy J. Sloan testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on October 3, 2017. On Friday, Janet Yellen’s last day as chair of the Federal Reserve, the central bank imposed harsh penalties on Wells Fargo—the nation’s fourth-largest bank and its leading home lender—as punishment for its long-term abuse of consumers and employees. Much more than a slap on the wrist, the Fed announced that it would replace four members of Wells Fargo’s 16-member board, which it accused of failing to oversee the bank and fix problems that have transformed it from a corporate icon to a public disgrace. It also prohibited Wells Fargo from growing any larger than its current asset size ($2 trillion) until the regulator is persuaded that the bank has changed its ways. That means that Wells Fargo won’t be able to keep pace with rival banks engaged in mergers and acquisitions with other financial firms. “We cannot tolerate pervasive and ...
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