Congressman Al Green
New Orleans Congressman Al Green from Houston was raised in New Orleans so he generously jumped at the chance to come over to address Local 100 United Labor Unions leaders from Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana at the closing of our annual leadership conference. In talking about issues for veterans, immigrants, minorities, the [...]
New Orleans Talking to community activists this week who are among the sparkplugs behind the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) in Richmond, California, one of the hot topics was the investigation by the city of whether or not eminent domain might force refinancing of houses facing foreclosure that are “underwater,” where owners owe more than market [...]
San Francisco The news that I could put in file folder entitled “banking as a criminal enterprise,” just keeps getting bigger. The Justice Department made headlines zinging two big banks, Zions and First Delaware on a settlement for billings for their profit making in facilitating fraud by telemarketers and others. I noticed that part of [...]
New Orleans When it comes to creating some form of internet equity so that lower income families have access to the internet and can overcome the digital divide, everyone “gets” it, but no one wants to do what it takes to make it happen.
President Obama on his way to meet the Chinese Premier [...]
New Orleans Looking at the soaring stock market and the touts’ claims of an improving housing market and corporate profitability, I would have hoped that what I call “citizen wealth” or the average family’s overall income security would have also come back strong. So far, not so much.
A big part of the problem [...]
New Orleans A conundrum becomes a contradiction when we look at regulators concerns about the size and operations of huge, non-bank financial institutions that were such a sizeable factor in triggering the Great Recession and find that they are moving to protect the financial system and ignoring citizen and consumer interests.