Our Friday Media Roundtable featured discussion about the Harvard study that sharply criticizes Duval County for the number of convicts it sends to death row, they also looked at the latest University of North Florida poll. The SHARE and SEED Academy is performing “The Wiz” on Saturday and we heard about the “Sing Out Loud Festival” kicking off Friday night in St. Augustine.
After four years of anticipation, construction of the Winston Family YMCA in Riverside is complete.
Elected officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand opening.
The 72,000 square foot facility replaces the old Yates Family YMCA, which is closer to the St. Johns River. The new YMCA amenities include: a fitness center, an aquatic center, a healthy living center, a gymnasium, a cafe and two spiritual wellness centers, which are quiet places for prayer and meditation.
When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau looked into the Mississippi-based regional bank BancorpSouth, it didn't just review thousands of loan applications. It sent in undercover operatives — some white, some black — who pretended to be customers applying for loans.
"They had similar credit scores and similar background and situations," says CFPB Director Richard Cordray. "Our investigation had found that BancorpSouth had engaged in illegal redlining in Memphis, meaning refusing to lend into specific areas of the city."
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