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Report: Foreclosure Crisis Worse than Ever

Final Call, News Report, Nisa Islam Muhammad Dec 04, 2009

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported November 19, that a record number of loans1 in 7is delinquent, up from 1 in 10 a year ago.

Bank Favors are Costing You Money

Final Call, News Report, Misa Islam Muhammad Nov 23, 2009

Be careful when banks offer to do you a favor. It could cost you up to $35 each time they pay a charge if you don't have enough money in your account to cover it.

Barbara Lee Sponsors Bill to End War in Afghanistan

NNPA, News Report, Kathleen Wells Nov 23, 2009

Lee recently authored a controversial bill, H.R. 3699, that would prohibit the funding for additional troops to Afghanistan.

Oakland Needs a Hero -- Ward fights for boxing championship

New America Media, Video, Ann Bassette Nov 21, 2009

Tonight Oakland's own Andre Ward will compete for his first world championship. At the pre-fight press conference Ward predicted he'd bring the belt back to the town.

Black Male Unemployment Comparable to 'Great Depression'

NNPA, News Analysis, Pharoh Martin Nov 20, 2009

The seasonally-adjusted October unemployment rate for Black males is above 17 percent whereas the jobless rate for White adult males and females is under double digits at 9.5 percent and 7.4 percent, respectively.

Black Activists Blast Breast Cancer Guidelines

Black America Web , News Report, Jackie Jones Nov 19, 2009

The American Cancer Society has reported that racial and ethnic minorities still tend to receive lower-quality health care than whites even when insurance status, income, age and severity of conditions are comparable.

Kwame Kilpatrick - Exclusive FCN Interview

Final Call, Q&A, Ashahed M. Muhammad Nov 19, 2009

After a text-messaging scandal, allegations of inappropriate behavior and legal troubles, Kirkpatrick resigned from office in September of 2008 and ultimately ended up serving a brief prison sentence.


Pacquiao Wins Seventh World Title, His Fans Become Global

New America Media, News Report/Video, Anchor/Reporter: Odette Keeley / Video: Mike Siv & Min Lee Nov 15, 2009

Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao is the Filipino people's champ once again for his historic win over Miguel Cotto. But as a mixed crowd in a Northern California restaurant that watched this fight proves, "Pacman" has become a global icon.

The Mind of Amiri Baraka

San Francisco Bay View, Q&A, JR Valrey Nov 12, 2009

Amiri Baraka, one of the most fiery political poets and cultural critics in Black America, recently celebrated his 75th birthday. He is the father of the Black Arts Movement of the 60s.

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Pacquiao Ready to Make Boxing History

Asian Journal, News Feature, Joseph Pimentel Nov 11, 2009

Manny Pacquiao waves to supporters as he arrives at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, in preparation for his championship bout against WBO Welterweight Champion Miguel Cotto on Nov. 14. A win against Cotto would net the Filipino fighter his seventh world title in a seventh different weight class.

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