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Benjamin Carson on HUD: “A Force for Fairness”

first_img  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Ben Carson Discrimination facebook Fair Housing Act HUD Washington Post 2019-04-09 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Benjamin Carson on HUD: “A Force for Fairness” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Appraising Appraisals Next: Cities in the Crosshairs—Is a Housing Crisis Ahead? Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img April 9, 2019 1,265 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Ben Carson Discrimination facebook Fair Housing Act HUD Washington Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Benjamin Carson on HUD: “A Force for Fairness” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago “HUD will always be a force for fairness,” said Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Benjamin Carson in an opinion piece submitted to the Washington Post. Secretary Carson wrote the Washington Post in response to an article discussing Carson’s decision to level a complaint against Facebook for “encouraging, enabling, and causing” unlawful discrimination through its targeted advertising system.“The April 1 editorial ‘Mr. Carson’s curious move’ was both right and wrong at the same time,” said Carson.“The editorial claimed that HUD is attempting to ‘unravel’ Obama-era fair housing rules. It is not,” Carson continued. “The editorial asserted that HUD is removing the words “inclusive” and “free from discrimination” from the agency’s mission. It is not. The editorial suggested my past statements on the role of government in our public life indicate a lack of commitment to fairness. They do not. HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities that are free from discrimination.”According to Secretary Carson, housing discrimination is a real problem in the U.S, one that HUD is seeking to address.“The day I announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s discrimination charge against Facebook, I said, ‘Using a computer to limit a person’s housing choices can be just as discriminatory as slamming a door in someone’s face.’ I meant those words,” Secretary Carson told the Washington Post. ‘The editorial’s skepticism was based on some imaginary belief that I and the federal agency I lead seem “more interested in dismantling housing protections than ensuring they are respected.’ Those apprehensions were built on sand.”HUD claims Facebook enables advertisers to control which users receive housing-related ads based upon the recipient’s race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, and/or ZIP code. Additionally, the claim alleges that Facebook then invites advertisers to express unlawful preferences by offering discriminatory options, allowing them to effectively limit housing options for these protected classes under the guise of “targeted advertising.”“Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they live,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson in his announcement.Secretary Carson’s letter to the Washington Post can be found here. Subscribelast_img read more

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Zakaria to speak at Commencement

first_imgFareed Zakaria, a Harvard alumnus whose insights into the power shifts setting the stage for a new global era have made him a celebrated thought leader on international affairs, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 361st Commencement.“Harvard is an institution with a global reach, and the men and women who graduate next May will be going out into an increasingly interconnected world,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “Fareed Zakaria is an unusually creative and incisive thinker in the realm of international affairs, and it will be a particular privilege to hear from him as Harvard looks toward the future from the vantage point of its 375th anniversary.”The 2012 Commencement will mark the end of Harvard’s yearlong anniversary celebration, which in part will underscore the University’s expanding international activities. “So many of our alumni around the world are engaged in the international arena, from diplomats to relief workers, from environmental experts to executives with multinational firms,” said Ellen Gordon Reeves, president of the Harvard Alumni Association. “I can’t think of a better way to cap off this anniversary year than with a chance to hear from one of our alumni body’s foremost voices on global affairs.”Zakaria was born in India and earned a B.A. from Yale College before receiving his Ph.D. in government from Harvard in 1993. Esquire magazine once called him “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation,” and in 2010 Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 global thinkers.Zakaria is the host of “GPS,” CNN’s flagship international affairs program, as well as editor-at-large of Time magazine, a Washington Post columnist, and the author of several highly influential and widely read books on global affairs.  He served from 2000 to 2010 as editor of Newsweek International, overseeing the magazine’s international editions.  From 1992 to 2000, he was managing editor of the journal Foreign Affairs, a post he was appointed to at the age of 28.His books include “From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America’s World Role” (1998),“The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad” (2000), and “The Post-American World” (2008), which examines how the growth of countries like China, India, and Brazil will reshape international dynamics, a shift he refers to as “the rise of the rest.”  His books have been translated into more than 20 languages.  He also wrote the Newsweek cover piece “The Politics of Rage: Why Do They Hate Us?”, a much-noted essay in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.Zakaria will speak on May 24 during Commencement day’s Afternoon Exercises, which serve as the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association. The exercises will take place in the Tercentenary Theatre of Harvard Yard, between Memorial Church and Widener Library.last_img read more

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Boxers Talk Tough on Boxing Day Showdown

first_imgThe West African light welterweight title bout coming up at the event has its own history, albeit a short one, of grudge. Ghana’s Raphael “Iron King” Kwabena is seeking to unseat Nigeria’s Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi. His conqueror won via a split decision at GOtv Boxing Night 9. “Fijabi will be on the canvas within a short time,’’ said Kwabena, whose claim was dismissed by the Nigerian as impotent. “He will go back to Ghana wailing. This is a title fight, not a challenge contest and it will be treated as such,’’ he said.Dare “Fighting Machine” Oyewole, who is paired with Waidi “Skoro” Usman, the man to whom he lost his national title, will seek redemption. The two boxers have also been exchanging words, with Oyewole saying the coming challenge duel would provide the platform to reclaim the title.Another boxer spitting fire is fast rising light welterweight boxer, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, who boasted that his opponent was already defeated before the fight.In the biggest fight of the night, Nigeria’s Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo will confront Meshack Mwankemwa of Tanzania for the African Boxing Union welterweight title. Smartboy had earlier boasted that Edo Boy will see hell and that thecrowd at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, will chant his name when he begins with the Nigerian. GOtv Boxing Night 10Ahead of GOtv Boxing Night 10, holding on December 26, boxers billed to fight at the event have started talking tough. The event, slated for the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, will feature seven bouts.center_img Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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