Final Call, News Report, Posted: Feb 28, 2010
Equity rich but cash poor black households hardest hit by the crippling subprime lending scheme have benefited less than predatory financial institutions from stimulus dollars meant to help them recover, say fair lending advocates and loan modification analysts.
LA Sentinel, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2010
There is much speculation in the news that retired NBA star and businessman extraordinaire, Earvin "Magic" Johnson is negotiating to purchase Johnson Publishing Company, the parent company of Ebony and Jet magazines
Inquirer.Net" class="url org fn">Inquirer.net, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2010
MANILA—A Filipino three-star general has assumed command of the 1,050-strong United Nations Peacekeeping Force in the Golan Heights, following the approval of his appointment by the UN Security Council.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2010
Record numbers of Californians are turning to General Assistance just to survive. And yet, in a cruel irony the same recession that's causing the GA rolls to surge is also leading to record deficits in local government.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Feb 20, 2010
A year after the federal stimulus program took effect, many Americans are still hurting, and the benefits of the recovery program have not been distributed to the most needy communities.
The Imhotep Institute Charter School (IICS) is thriving with new technology and increased cultural activities, thanks to stimulus funds it received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 19, 2010
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week pulled $70 million in federal stimulus funds from Northern California’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system for failing to analyze how a planned connector to the Oakland International Airport would affect low-income and minority riders. Now, the funds will pump up public transit systems in the region.
Roughly one of every eight dollars that the federal Health Resources and Services Administration committed to community clinics is bound for Massachusetts. Lowell Community Health Center was granted $9.35 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act).
While Minnesota received almost $600 million in federal stimulus funds for transportation projects, not one project has been awarded to an African-American-owned company, reinforcing existing inequities instead of opening new opportunities, according to community advocates and business leaders.
RUMBO/New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 15, 2010
Some saved their jobs in cultural organizations, others received larger scholarships for studying art thanks to funds from the economic Recovery Act.
RUMBO/New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 14, 2010
Though the economic stimulus to the cultural sector in Texas was scant, for its beneficiaries the funds received were a blessing.
RUMBO/New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 13, 2010
President Barack Obama's stimulus package allocated $50 million for the country's cultural section, but only tens of thousands have gone to Latino organizations.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Feb 12, 2010
President Obama's stimulus package helped allowed 7,000 more California children to attend Head Start. With the stimulus funds spent, those Head Start slots could be eliminated
El Diario/La Prensa/New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2010
Residents of Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood say President Obama's $787 billion stimulus package has done little to slow an epidemic of foreclosures in their community.
YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Posted: Feb 11, 2010
Across the country, youth unemployment rates have risen at a staggering pace. Nationally, 26 percent of teens aged 16-19 are unemployed, and the rates are much higher for blacks and Latinos.
Equal Voice, News Analysis, Posted: Feb 10, 2010
Despite $500 million set aside to create “green jobs” for disadvantaged workers – including a program titled “Pathways Out of Poverty” – there is no method in place to monitor exactly where Recovery Act dollars have landed on the ground.
El Diario/La Prensa/New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 10, 2010
In Bushwick, a Brooklyn neighborhood where foreclosures became an epidemic, opportunists are making a killing. Many offer struggling homeowners help from President Obama’s mortgage rescue plans in exchange for thousands of dollars, and vanish once they receive the money.
El Diario/La Prensa/New America Media, Video, Posted: Feb 09, 2010
Ramona Ortiz is about to lose the home her parents own--where she grew up--in Bushwick, Brooklyn, because of a series of loans her father took out. The Ortiz family is part of an epidemic of foreclosures that is ending an era of Hispanic home ownership in Brooklyn.