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Study: African-American homeownership increasingly less stable, more risky

Study: African-American homeownership increasingly less stable, more risky
While historical barriers that excluded Black America from the homeowner market for decades have crumbled, there are signs that emerging types of racial inequality are making homeownership an increasingly risky investment for African-American home seekers. A new study from sociologists at Rice University and Cornell University found that African-Americans are 45 percent more likely than whites to switch from owning their homes to renting them.
 
The study, “Emerging Forms of Racial Inequality in Homeownership Exit, 1968-2009,” examines racial inequality in transitions out of homeownership over the last four decades. The authors used longitudinal household data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics for the period 1968 to 2009, with a study sample of 6,994 non-Hispanic whites and 3,158 black homeowners.

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Wilkins says, ‘no regrets’ as Cohen embraces ‘landslide’

Wilkins says, ‘no regrets’ as Cohen embraces ‘landslide’
Votes were still coming in at 8:40 p.m. on Thursday when attorney Ricky E. Wilkins made his entrance into his campaign headquarters. His opponent, Steve Cohen, who has held the 9th Congressional District seat since 2007, was in the lead, but it didn’t disturb the hopeful attitudes and confidence of Wilkins and the many supporters on hand.
 
“It’s been a long road,” Wilkins said. “We had a campaign strategy that we executed and I’m very happy about the execution of the strategy. We gained momentum as time went on and I’m feeling real good about standing here tonight.”
 

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Harris, Weirich end up in winner’s circle

Harris, Weirich end up in winner’s circle
City Councilman Lee Harris on Thursday uprooted incumbent state Sen. Ophelia Ford who was vying to retain the District 29 seat held by a member of the Ford family for three-plus decades.
 
And in the race for Shelby County District Attorney, former TV judge Joe Brown was swamped by incumbent Amy Weirich in a high-profile race that ended up not being any where near the close contest that some had predicted.

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Luttrell gets another four years

 Luttrell gets another four years
The crowd erupted in applause at Owen Brennan’s restaurant on Poplar Avenue Thursday night after Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell Jr. made his way upfront to address his supporters and campaign staffers. 
 
“I am so very, very appreciative of the opportunities that you’ve given me. Eight years as your sheriff, now going into eight years as your county mayor,” said Luttrell, who’d just beat Democratic challenger Deidre Malone in a hotly contested mayoral race in the county general election.

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  • Written by Wiley Henry
  • Category: Original

Fund set up to help family of county employee killed while cutting grass

Fund set up to help family of county employee killed while cutting grass
An account has been opened at Evolve Bank & Trust to help the family of Shelby County Public Works employee Pierre Davis, who was killed this past Monday (August 4th) while cutting grass along a right-of-way near Raleigh.
 
“Mr. Davis had been married only a couple of months. The tragedy has been especially difficult for his wife, Ashley, and their two young children, Pierre, six-years-old, and Andre, three-years-old,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell Jr.

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How to change your image

How to change your image
Why do we care about how we look? Since the beginning of time, we as
women have concerned ourselves with our appearance and how physically attractive we are. However, in these modern times the normal concern of caring about how we present ourselves has turned into an obsession for far too many women. In today’s media, “thin-is-in.” 
 
Unfortunately several of us measure our body image on how we stack up against those bodies that have been cut and pasted into magazines or against our peers. When we view our body image poorly, that not only decreases general life satisfaction and happiness, but it can also cause severe eating disorders. Making a targeted effort to improve body image for ourselves and loved ones would be a smart, even life-altering thing to do.

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