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Wells Fargo to Pay $175 Million to Settle Case of Race Discrimination in Mortgage Lending

WASHINGTON -- Wells Fargo & Co has agreed to pay $125 million to resolve allegations it discriminated against certain borrowers on the basis of race and national origin in its mortgage lending, the U.S. government said on Thursday. Wells Fargo also agreed to contribute $50 million to help those buyers making down... Continue Reading »

Dita Von Teese Sues Landlord in Security Deposit Dispute

Burlesque revivalist Dita Von Teese on Monday filed a lawsuit against her former landlord, whom she says "went on Mel Gibson-like anti-Semitic tangents, personally attacking [Von Teese's] Jewish managers and business partners" when she sought the return of her $5,000 security deposit. Von Teese, who lived for four years... Continue Reading »

The New Face of Housing Discrimination

Not long after University of Chicago systems administrator Vanessa Matthews, 49, separated from her husband, she experienced grave economic hardship. Not only did she lose her estranged husband's income, which had helped pay the $2,539 mortgage payment on the couple's duplex in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, but... Continue Reading »

Minorities Lose In Housing Crisis

The housing crisis has affected many Americans, but, not surprisingly, some groups have been more vulnerable than others. That uneven state of affairs was predicted in 2008 by the Institute for Southern Studies, which featured on its website a number of items under the heading: "The housing crisis: An assault on black... Continue Reading »

U.S. Cracks Down on

In all the fallout from the housing crisis, few groups have suffered as much as blacks and minorities, who were saddling with risky subprime loans at rates far higher the whites with the same incomes or credit scores. Yesterday, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it's launching a... Continue Reading »

NBA's Worst Owner Also Pretty Bad Landlord

The Los Angeles Clippers have been referred to as the NBA's most accursed team. Their most recent first-round draft pick, of which they have many since they are consistently terrible, Blake Griffin, hurt himself before the season even started and hasn't played a single game yet. They also have the bad luck of being in the... Continue Reading »

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