The California Department of Insurance Discriminates Against Minority Consumers

Source: The Greenlining Institute | Written by: Samuel S. Kang, The Greenlining Institute Legal Counsel

Sam-Kang One month ago, the Greenlining Institute wrote to Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner asking why the Department of Insurance is treating minority consumers differently from other consumer groups. Greenlining, a consumer protection watchdog, advocates for California’s 22 million low income and minority consumers before numerous regulatory agencies, including the California Department of Insurance. Last month, Greenlining discovered that the Department of Insurance was selectively neglecting the enforcement of its own policies at the expense of minority consumers. Continue reading “The California Department of Insurance Discriminates Against Minority Consumers”

Fed Criticized at Hearing on Bank of America Takeover of Countrywide

By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
April 29, 2008

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Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

The Federal Reserve held an unusual hearing Monday in Los Angeles on Bank of America Corp.’s proposed $4-billion takeover of troubled Calabasas mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp. But it was the Fed itself that came in for some of the harshest criticism. Continue reading “Fed Criticized at Hearing on Bank of America Takeover of Countrywide”

Greenlining Urges Scrutiny of USAA Role in Home Foreclosure Crisis

Source: The Greenlining Institute | Written by: Insurance Newscast
The Greenlining Institute, a multi-ethnic consumer protection organization, filed a petition today with the Commissioner of the California Department of Insurance demanding review of United Services Automobile Association’s (USAA) application for a 6.9 percent rate increase on their homeowner multi-peril insurance product line. Continue reading “Greenlining Urges Scrutiny of USAA Role in Home Foreclosure Crisis”

Stem Cell Research: Fighting Ethics With Ethics

Source: bioethicsforum.org | Written by: SUSAN GILBERT
For nearly seven years, federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research has been banned in the United States on ethical grounds. Now, looking ahead to a new administration, proponents of lifting the ban are ramping up their effort to fight ethics with ethics. Continue reading “Stem Cell Research: Fighting Ethics With Ethics”

Greenlining Institute Report: UC Medical School

Source: impact209.org | Written by: impact209.org

The Greenlining Institute, a multiethnic research and advocacy institute, on Thursday released a report on the diversity of the University of California’s medical student body. Among the findings: although AfricanAmericans, Latinos, and Asian Americans make up more than 40 percent of the population of California, they comprise less than 20 percent of UC medical students. [Thanks to Hector Preciado for sharing this news with us.] Continue reading “Greenlining Institute Report: UC Medical School”

Pressed by Legislator, Nonprofit Foundations Agree to Invest in Minority-Led Organizations

Source: Sacbee.com | Written by: Aurelio Rojas
Faced with legislation that would require them to disclose their ethnic composition and detail grants awarded to minority organizations, 10 of California’s largest foundations agreed Monday to a multimillion-dollar, multiyear investment in minority communities. Continue reading “Pressed by Legislator, Nonprofit Foundations Agree to Invest in Minority-Led Organizations”