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Margaret A Paynes obituary in a local South Carolina newspaper claims the older white woman is related to Pres. Obama. www.blacklikemoi.com

Older White Woman’s Obituary Claims She’s Related to Pres. Obama

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger According to a North Carolina obituary, the great-aunt of President Barack Obama died last Wednesday. Margaret Payne, age 87, of Chapel Hill died at a retirement community. She was the younger sister of Barack Obama’s grandmother, who played an active parental role for the future president when he was growing up in Hawaii. “Margaret A. Payne is survived by her brother Charles T. Payne and…

African Americans & Latinos Twice as Likely to Foreclosure as Whites

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The Center for Responsible Lending released a study today that documents a trend in American foreclosures that is startling, yet not surprising. The study, “Lost Ground, 2011: Disparities in Mortgage Lending and Foreclosures,” co-authored with the Center for Community Capital at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, presents data in support of the claim that African Americans and Latinos are “more than twice as likely to lose their home…