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Diversity Rules for Foundations Stir Debate

philanthropy.com By Caroline Preston Preserving philanthropy’s independence is a key theme at this year’s meeting of the Philanthropy Roundtable, a Washington group that represents donors. Adam Meyerson, the organization’s president, kicked off the meeting Thursday in Amelia Island, Fla., by…
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A Foreclosure Moratorium Should Be Just the Start

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa The good news is that recent revelations about foreclosures being finalized based on improper documentation — legal filings often not even read by the bank officials who signed hundreds or thousands of them at a time…
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General Freeze on Home Seizures Sought

Chicago Tribune By Alejandro Lazo and E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times Amid growing questions about banks’ handling of foreclosures, consumer and civil rights groups call for a national moratorium. Amid escalating foreclosures and fresh questions about how they’re being…
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Lenders Face Pressure in California to Stop Foreclosures

Los Angeles Times By Alejandro Lazo Lenders are coming under increasing pressure in California to halt foreclosures. Two advocacy groups — the Los Angeles-based Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment and the Greenlining Institute of Berkeley — this week called…
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Fighting Big Texas Oil in California

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa The fight over Proposition 23 in California has gotten national attention, and understandably so. This attempt by two Texas oil companies to roll back California’s landmark clean energy law could deal a major blow to efforts…
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Minorities Fight Back Against Prop. 23

triplepundit.com By Orson Aguilar They’re at it again:  Once more, special interests are trying to hijack California’s state ballot to enrich themselves at the expense of our communities. The Latino, African-American and Asian communities that make up California’s new majority…
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Big Rate Hikes Pose Questions for Insurance Commissioner Candidates

californiaprogressreport.com By Carla Saporta and Rosa Martinez The Greenlining Institute Major California health insurers have big rate hikes coming – raising questions that the candidates for state insurance commissioner must answer. The insurance commissioner race has gotten relatively little attention…
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