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v1_holder_bank_of_americaLender is Punished for ‘Discrimination with a Smile’


Bank of America has agreed to pay $335 million, the largest housing fair lending settlement in history to settle allegations that Countrywide Financial Corp., its recently acquired subsidiary, engaged in widespread discrimination against African American and Hispanic borrowers just before the near-collapse of the U.S. economy.

v1_terrence_howard_racistThe estranged wife of Terrence Howard hates black people and often referred to Howard as “monkey” and “n*gger,” according to TMZ.

From TMZ:

Howard is in the middle of perhaps the nastiest divorce we’ve ever seen — with both sides accusing the other of extreme violence and other hateful conduct.

122111_deltas_debutantes_article“An Evening in Camelot”

Houston Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated concluded its Destination Debutante program and officially opened the 15th Biennial Debutante Season. The event featured several presentations including the unveiling of this year’s theme ‘An Evening in Camelot’. Seventeen beautiful young ladies representing distinguished families from Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Harris Counties began their steps toward that magical place.

121111_nnpa_pageBy Kyle S. Yeldell
NNPA Foundation

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) utilized its Region 2 Conference to usher new developments and opportunities for its member papers Friday.

NNPA Region 2 President R. B. Holmes, Jr., the publisher of the Tallahassee-based Capital Outlook, helped facilitate the conference in his home state with the help of co-chairs Jackie Hampton (Mississippi Link) and Rosetta Miller Perry (Tennessee Tribune). The conference offered several forums to help further marketing and advertising ideas.

121111_editorial_poor_peopleBy George E. Curry
NNPA Columnist

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich launched a nuclear attack on the needy last week by using ugly stereotypes to argue that people are poor because they are lazy and the solution to widespread poverty is scrapping child labor laws and putting poor kids to work in menial jobs.

121111_political_runoffWill the Black Community Show up to Make History?

by Jeffrey L. Boney and Eryn Roberts

Forward Times Staff Writers


We are only a few days away from knowing who the remaining four Houston City Council members will be after the votes are tallied for the December 10 runoff election.


121111_spivey_defenseBY H.B. (Rickey) Spivey
Forward Times Writer

As simple as it may sound, being alert and staying aware of your surroundings can aid you in protecting your life and property from violent criminals lurking in the dark waiting to pounce upon your very person. These evil beings disguised as human beings will do everything in their power to dislodge you from your earthly existence, and it’s up to you to spot these predators before they act. First of all, criminals are not invisible; they’re only invisible to you when you’re too preoccupied with other things on your mind, causing you to become potential victims.


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