Remembering Juneteenth, police victims

first_imgA large crowd gathered June 19 on the central plaza of the downtown cathedral in San Antonio, Texas, to celebrate Juneteenth, a state holiday commemorating the day in 1865 when word finally reached enslaved people in Texas that they had been freed two and a half years earlier.Patricia Castillo, with the P.E.A.C.E Initiative, opened the event and then introduced the guest speakers.One featured speaker was Debbie Bush, the aunt of Marquise Jones, a victim of the San Antonio police. He was only 23 years old when a cop, Robert Encina, killed him. No charges have been brought against Encina, who has several cases of police abuse filed against him. Jones’ mother, Cheryl Jones, also attended the vigil but just could not bring herself to speak.Organizations participating were the Southwest Workers Union, the Brown Berets, All of Us or None and the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative, as well as several family members and friends of Marquise Jones.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

First American Mortgage Solutions Acquires Forsythe Appraisals

Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Acquisitions First American Mortgage Solutions Forsythe Appraisals 2016-04-05 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. First American Mortgage Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation, announced its acquisition of Forsythe Appraisals, LLC.Forsythe Appraisals is an independent residential appraisal company in the U.S, offering comprehensive real estate valuation solutions with nationwide coverage.The acquisition enhances First American Mortgage Solutions’ existing valuation capabilities, providing lender customers with extensive valuation options aimed at quality, efficiency, and compliance.“We are delighted to have Forsythe Appraisals join the First American family,” said Kevin Wall, President of First American Mortgage Solutions. “With more than 75 years of appraisal expertise and a loyal, blue-chip client base, the addition of Forsythe Appraisals accelerates our efforts to help lenders and appraisers deliver a defect-free mortgage, while providing a superior consumer experience,”According to First American Mortgage Solutions’ announcement, the company can now offer lenders an integrated valuation solution that provides access to staff appraisers nationwide through Forsythe Appraisals and top-quality panel appraisers. This new valuation offering includes software solutions from ACI, fraud detection, loan quality, and compliance analytics supported by First American’s position in real property data coverage. The expanded valuation capabilities broaden First American Mortgage Solutions’ end-to-end offerings and support its commitment to the pursuit of certainty in lending.Forsythe’s management team, including President and CEO John Forsythe, Senior Director of Customer Development Tim Forsythe, and Chief Appraiser Alan Hummel, will continue to lead those operations.“Joining the First American family strengthens our ability to provide our customers with continually improving valuation products and services in today’s changing business and regulatory landscape. The Forsythe team will now have access to First American’s industry-leading property data, as well, further enhancing the quality, accuracy and speed of our appraisals,” said John Forsythe. “Our employees will also benefit by being part of a company recognized in 2016 by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West April 5, 2016 1,626 Views Tagged with: Acquisitions First American Mortgage Solutions Forsythe Appraisals Home / Featured / First American Mortgage Solutions Acquires Forsythe Appraisals Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago First American Mortgage Solutions Acquires Forsythe Appraisals Related Articles Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Interest Rate Hikes Could be Closer Than You Think Next: Martin Leigh PC Adds Senior Attorney Subscribe read more