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    Bank commits to community development and services for low-income families Michigan-based Flagstar Bank is acquiring Desert Community Bank in California, establishing its footprint in San Bernardino County. As part of this acquisition, Flagstar worked closely with the California Reinvestment Coalition, the Greenlining Institute, and local members to negotiate Community Agreements that meet the gold standard ...
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    By Eliz C. Dowdy, Staff Writer The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce held their third annual Black History Awards Luncheon over the weekend.  This year’s honorees were the publishers of the Black newspapers that continue to tell “our stories,” They have told the real stories of the collective communities across the country for one ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Real estate dealings may not be as discriminatory as decades ago, but the housing crisis of 2008 crushed countless Black and Brown homeowners nationwide, as they were baited into bad loans, and then lost their homes. Billions in family wealth that had been built up over generations was suddenly wiped out. Dawn ...
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    Every Christmas the angels come together to give families who are suffering through financial hardships a home makeover. The non-profit organization coordinates with the local community to accept donations and volunteers to help furnish families homes with furniture, home décor, food, clothes, shoes, and Christmas gifts. This year two families were selected. Knock Knock Angels is ...
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    By Eliz Dowdy, Staff Writer The month of August brought not only extreme flooding in some areas of the nation, but for Inland Empire communities it brought the devastating news that Mrs. Joyce Fairman had passed. Fairman was founder/CEO of Hearts of Color, a nonprofit organization she started after suffering major cardiovascular problems in 2010.  ...