Archive for July 2009

NACA is the real deal

July 26, 2009

The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (“NACA”) is a non-profit, community advocacy and homeownership organization. NACA’s primary goal is to build strong, healthy neighborhoods in urban and rural areas nationwide through affordable homeownership. NACA has made the dream of homeownership a reality for thousands of working people by counseling them honestly and effectively, enabling even those with poor credit to purchase a home or refinance a predatory loan with far better terms than those provided even in the prime market.

The paragraph that you just read comes directly from the NACA.com website.  I was blessed enough to attend the “Save The Dream Tour” in Chicago, at the McCormick Place,  on Saturday, July 25, 2009.  I say blessed because I was able to meet directly with my mortgage company, Citimortgage, and work out a plan to lower my interest rate to a level that I can afford.  We have to get a final approval from FHA, which actually owns my mortgage, but the entire process was very informative, organized, and well worth the six hours that I spent there.  Yes, I said six hours, but I’m sure that was only because I attended on Saturday morning which was probably the busiest time of the event.  Special thanks to my mom for telling me about the event after hearing about it on WVON-AM.

I am sharing this news with you because so many people asked me after I attended if it was worth going to.  YES!  I encourage you to check out the NACA website and allow them to help you too.

DeaconDavid

How Did You Learn About Michael Jackson’s Death?

July 2, 2009

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In the hours and days that followed the death of Michael Jackson there has been a lot of talk and some controversy about which news source first reported the death of Michael Jackson?  The website TMZ.com has been given the credit for being the first to officially say that Michael had died.

I know that people get their news from a variety of sources.  My question to the public is: Which news source told you about the death of Michael Jackson.  Please be specific.  Don’t just say the Internet or radio, I would like to know the specific site or call letters of the station.

Personally, I first learned that Michael had been rushed to the hospital from the CNN.com website.  Shortly after then I had to drive across town and I was listening in my car to WBBM-AM when a news journalist said that he was getting an unconfirmed report from TMZ.com that Michael had passed.  It was kind of interesting because the more reputable LA Times website was still saying that Michael was in a coma.  So they really didn’t want to make it official, but as we have now learned, TMZ.com had it right.

So again, my question for you is what news source told you about the death of Michael Jackson first?  Please tell by leaving a comment.

DeaconDavid