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Results related to “foreclosures”

AARP: Black and Latino Seniors Losing Homes at Twice the Rate of Peers

by Kai Wright on July 19 2012, 1:28PM

An AARP poll shows 16 percent of borrowers over 50 are underwater, and that black and Latino homeowners are the hardest hit.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, /NOW

Wells Fargo Settles for $175M Over Steering Blacks and Latinos to Subprime Loans

Wells Fargo Settles for $175M Over Steering Blacks and Latinos to Subprime Loans

by Kai Wright on July 12 2012, 12:38PM

The bank has been a standout bad actor, both during the subprime lending boom and during the recession that it created.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, /NOW

Indy Rapper Brother Ali's #Occupation in Black Minneapolis

Indy Rapper Brother Ali’s #Occupation in Black Minneapolis

by Jamilah King on June 28 2012, 9:57AM

Brother Ali hasn’t always seen his work as political commentary. But ahead of his third studio album and a new political consciousness, all of that has changed when he got arrested while occupying a foreclosed home.

Topics: #Occupy, Arts & Culture

Occupy Atlanta Activist Fights Eviction From Family's Longtime Home

Occupy Atlanta Activist Fights Eviction From Family’s Longtime Home

by Jamilah King on June 15 2012, 10:34AM

Carmen Pittman, 22, is fighting to save the home that’s been in her family for generations.

Topics: /NOW

Report: Banks Let Black and Latino Foreclosed Homes Waste Away

Report: Banks Let Black and Latino Foreclosed Homes Waste Away

by Jorge Rivas on April 17 2012, 12:13PM

Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank have let foreclosed homes in black and Latino neighborhoods lapse into disrepair, according to housing advocates.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

L.A. Mom Deported After Protesting Foreclosure of Former Home

L.A. Mom Deported After Protesting Foreclosure of Former Home

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2012, 12:35PM

A 37-year-old mother of a 19-month-old girl, was arrested by LAPD officers for trespassing during a foreclosure protest at the home she used to live in.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

The Street Corner Wisdom of Foreclosure Fraud: It Wasn't Me

The Street Corner Wisdom of Foreclosure Fraud: It Wasn’t Me

by Kai Wright on February 16 2012, 9:18AM

The San Francisco County assessor released an audit suggesting that many more demonstrable crimes were committed during the foreclosure bust than we once thought. That’s not a quirk. It’s rampant lawlessness. And it’s by design.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright

Obama's Big Shift: Let's Truly Investigate the Banking Sector's Crimes

Obama’s Big Shift: Let’s Truly Investigate the Banking Sector’s Crimes

by Kai Wright on January 25 2012, 10:21AM

President Obama said he’s eager to debate equal opportunity in last night’s State of the Union. But he also offered a huge policy change he’s avoided for four years: investigate the banks’ housing boom crimes.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Could Protect Latino and Black Borrowers

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 4:27PM

Discriminatory housing practices are one reason why our country needs a strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Occupy Our Homes' Day of Action Sees Progress in Oakland, Seattle

Occupy Our Homes’ Day of Action Sees Progress in Oakland, Seattle

by Jorge Rivas on December 7 2011, 3:33PM

Several banks came to the negotiating table with home occupiers in West Oakland, Seattle and San Jose, according to protesters.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy

San Francsico Crowd Helps Black Woman Move Back Into Foreclosed Home

San Francsico Crowd Helps Black Woman Move Back Into Foreclosed Home

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2011, 12:50PM

Sixty people gathered in San Francsico’s Bayview district to help Carolyn Gage moved back into her family’s home.

Topics: Economy

Occupy Oakland Plans for General Strike, Occupation of Foreclosed Homes

Occupy Oakland Plans for General Strike, Occupation of Foreclosed Homes

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2011, 2:45PM

Occupy Oakland organizers hope to make history again by shutting down the city: the last general strike in the U.S. was in Oakland in 1946.

Topics: #Occupy

Big Bank Law Firm Mocks Foreclosed Homeowners on Halloween

Big Bank Law Firm Mocks Foreclosed Homeowners on Halloween

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2011, 11:50AM

Employees for the New York-based law firm Steven J. Baum think it’s funny when families lose their homes.

Topics: Economy

300 Colorado Homeowners Close Their Accounts at Wells Fargo

300 Colorado Homeowners Close Their Accounts at Wells Fargo

by Jorge Rivas on October 25 2011, 2:41PM

On Tuesday, 300 members of the Colorado Progressive Coalition divested from the state’s largest bank.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy

Occupy San Francisco Takes on Wells Fargo Headquarters

Occupy San Francisco Takes on Wells Fargo Headquarters

by Jorge Rivas on October 13 2011, 5:00PM

Protesters vow to “foreclose the banks.”

Topics: Economy

1,000 Demonstrators Sit-in at Boston Bank of America Building

1,000 Demonstrators Sit-in at Boston Bank of America Building

by Jorge Rivas on October 4 2011, 9:45AM

Twenty-four people were arrested Friday for a sit-in demonstrations at a Boston Bank of America building.

Topics: Economy

Here's to Occupying Wall Street! (If Only That Were Actually Happening)

Here’s to Occupying Wall Street! (If Only That Were Actually Happening)

by Kai Wright on October 3 2011, 10:05AM

The Occupy Wall Street movement is building steam as protestors battle with NYPD over the right to peaceful assembly. That’s great, but the crisis at hand—crippling economic inequity—is once again lost in the din.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy, Kai Wright

Homeowners to Banks: Clean Up the Mess You Left in Our Neighborhood Photo

Homeowners to Banks: Clean Up the Mess You Left in Our Neighborhood

by Kai Wright, Sita Bhaumik on September 29 2011, 10:02AM

Amid all the deficit and campaign talk, it’s easy to forget the foreclosure crisis continues to destroy neighborhoods. Community organizers in East Oakland got fed up and delivered the dirty problem to its source.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy, Kai Wright

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