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Posted By Marcia Siegal

Consumer Headlines: August 23, 2017

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"Yin Yang," a photograph by Klyde Breitton, is among the artwork displayed at the Asian Arts Initiative, which seeks to build cross-cultural understanding. (Photo by Paola Nogueras)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Asian Arts Initiative connects cultures

If you listen closely at the door of Asian Arts Initiative (AAI), 1219 Vine St. in Chinatown North, you can almost hear the stereotypes shatter. Begun in 1993 as a program of Painted Bride Art Center, a multicultural performing arts venue in Old City, AAI was launched as a means of promoting understanding and defusing tension between Asian-Americans and African-Americans. Over the years, AAI has grown to become an independent multidisciplinary community arts center, but its mission of building cross-cultural understanding remains. The initiative presents works that address the Asian-American experience, including by taking a frank look at Asian-American interactions with black Americans.

Reverse mortgages can pose risks. (iStock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Help available to couples with reverse mortgages

By Elizabeth P. Shay, Esq., director of homeownership rights, SeniorLAW Center

Reverse mortgages have become popular as the result of marketing and television commercials that claim this is a simple way for seniors to get cash from their home with no repayment until after they die. While this type of loan is not suitable for many borrowers, it may be useful for a senior living on a fixed income who is facing foreclosure of their conventional mortgage. But for most seniors, a reverse mortgage is expensive and may pose big risks to borrowers. If you already have a reverse mortgage, take a moment and look over the deed to your home.

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