The New Poor: Blacks in Memphis Lose Decades of Gains

The combination of growing foreclosures and rising unemployment have destroyed black wealth and income and erased two decades of slow progress. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - May 30, 2010 - 8:05 PM PDT
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Edited by: Kaizar Campwala - May 31, 2010 - 7:42 AM PDT

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Walter Cox
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by Walter Cox - Jun. 22, 2010

This story follows the usual prescription in contemporary journalism--it focuses on individuals to tell the larger story. In this effort it largely succeeds, and a devastating portrait of the large financial institutions emerges. Wells Fargo is singled out as a primary culprit in their aggressive promotion of lending practices that targeted prospective borrowers who especially lacked prudence in economic matters--the newly emerging black middle class.

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - May. 31, 2010
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Jake Carlson
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by Jake Carlson - May. 31, 2010

An interesting tale of the effects of the subprime mortgage crisis. The effect on wealth accumulation is not something talked about much.

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