Race

White Speculators, Black Area Foreclosures

— Maz
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Black communities have been hardest hit by foreclosures, not because of the federal policies frequently targeted by Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs and other conservative and, seemingly, xenophobic fact-ignorers, but because of primarily white investors looking to turn a quick profit who don't even live in those neighborhoods. 

Poverty Gets A Seat On the Bus

— Maz
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The relentless focus on federal budget-cutting has burned up so much of the country's political oxygen that it nearly choked off dialogue on a more immediate, urgent concern: poverty. Two well-known Americans tried to move this point to the front of the bus last month with their "Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience." [...] Unlike the abstractions of long-term deficit projections, poverty is a tangible, here-and-now reality. 

Raise the 'Roots - Call for Workshops

— Shannon M.
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