Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white. Don’t sleep on this movie.
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Oregonian, August 1, 2018: Southeast Portland tenants mount rent strike Tenants at a Southeast Portland apartment complex are mounting a rent strike after they say their landlord raised rents while failing to address maintenance concerns. Twenty-five residents of Holgate Manor, an 81-unit complex near Southeast 36th Place and Holgate Boulevard, say they won’t pay rent until a series …
Jelena McWilliams, chairman of the FDIC, says in her first interview since her swearing-in that she is ready to re-evaluate rules on bank capital, small-dollar loans and investments in low-income areas.
The trend of 20-somethings renting rather than buying is nothing new. But the age at which Americans switch to homeownership is getting older.
With the prices of steel and aluminum rising, it may only be a matter of time before prices on new homes go up, too.
The rate of those 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is three times what it was in 1991, a new study finds, as more enter their later years in a precarious position.
The news from DC is dark. Robert Reich isn’t.
As consumer protections roll back at the federal level, these city programs counsel families in how to save money and eliminate debt.
Freddie Mac, the country’s largest backer of apartment loans, is rolling out a new program that will offer lower-cost financing to owners who agree to cap rent increases for the life of their loans.
The Washington Post, August 6, 2018: In expensive cities, rents fall for the rich — but rise for the poor U.S. cities struggling with soaring housing costs have found some success in lowering rents this year, but that relief has not reached the renters most at risk of losing their housing. Nationally, the pace of rent …
The Rent Relief Act proposed by US Democrats is a flawed but fascinating proposal.
Online workers may want to get organized.
The 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 4.60 percent as trade tensions between the U.S. and Europe eased.
The opening credits of “Blindspotting” showcase the city of Oakland, Calif., in split-screen, offering two distinctive points of view. One side shows a vibrant multiracial culture living in a frequently beleaguered environment; the other a gentrifying city whose newest residents — young, white, start-up-happy, new-money types — seem eager to embrace the area’s “authenticity,” as long as their interactions with its longtime residents don’t involve any real discomfort.
Message to those in the news media who keep calling Donald Trump a “populist”: I do not think that word means what you think it means.