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ADD CIVIL RIGHTS VOICES TO HOUSING POLICY REFORM DISCUSSIONS

ADD CIVIL RIGHTS VOICES TO HOUSING POLICY REFORM DISCUSSIONS By Charlene Crowell (TriceEdneyWire.com) - Wherever you live, or household size, home is a special place where children are raised, and memories are made. Owning a home is also the largest, single investment that most families make in a lifetime. Since the nationwide housing crash, family outcomes have varied. While some households have witnessed ...

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PAYDAY LENDERS TRY LEGISLATIVE RUN AROUND STATE LAWS, CFPB REGULATION

  BY CHARLENE CROWELL (TriceEdneyWire.com) - ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ is a well-known adage. In recent weeks, it seems that phrase could also be an apt description of the unrelenting efforts of predatory payday lenders to sell their wares. Across the country, 15 states as well as in the District of Columbia, with varying geographies, economies and demographics have enacted strong ...

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BUYING A CAR WITH ADD-ON PRODUCTS AND SERVICES SELDOM A GOOD DEAL FOR CONSUMERS 

By Charlene Crowell (TriceEdneyWire.com) - It's that time of year again when auto dealers try to make room in their showrooms and lots for next year’s models. The seasonal clearance sales that come right before the holidays are just as tempting as ever, beckoning consumers to get that proverbial ‘new car fever’. But don’t let those shiny new cars blind you from the facts of a major consumer purchase. After ...

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Will Africa’s Richest Man ‘Make America Great Again’?

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the 60 year old Nigerian cement tycoon, has his eye on new investment prospects and is tempted by U.S. opportunities in renewable energy and petrochemicals. “Let’s say that by 2025, I’m looking at (investing) between $20 billion and $50 billion outside Africa. Mind you, we don’t do small things,” said Dangote, who is worth $11.1 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. Dan ...

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Black wealth 2020: New economic justice movement aims to ‘turbo charge’ Black wealth in America

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) - According to the following statistics, the economic condition of America's Black community is in dire straits: A recent study by Harvard University found that homeownership in the Black community stands at only 42.2 percent in the nation's largest metro areas. That's below the Latino-American community, which is at 46 percent and well below the White-American comm ...

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