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President Trump Needs a New Black as Ben Carson Will Leave HUD at the End of the First Term

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson looks at his watch as he waits with Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon (R) and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett prior to a Roosevelt Room event at the White House February 6, 2019 in Washington, DC.Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) The president’s senior […]

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Must-See TV: Black HUD Official Lynne Patton Used Cohen Hearing to Drum Up Potential Reality Show

Image: Lynne Patton, event planner and Head of Region II for HUD, looks on as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), take questions after signing a ceremonial agreement. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Congressional gollywog and Department of Housing and Urban Development official Lynne […]

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What it Means That a Black Woman is Leading Julian Castro’s Campaign For President

Maya Rupert working on her cellphone at Open City Cafe in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 1, 2019.Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr/The Root Washington, DC—When Maya Rupert walked into then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro’s office with a tricky problem to solve, she expected some resistance. It was November of 2015, and the agency had […]

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Government Shutdown Threatens Housing Funds for Low-Income Senior Citizens

Activists rally for affordable housing and against U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson during his appearance at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to ring the closing bell, June 12, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) As the government shutdown started by a Donald Trump temper tantrum in […]

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