Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Davida Mathis is a lawyer in private practice in Greenville, South Carolina, focusing her practice on domestic relations and criminal defense. Previously, she served as an Assistant Solicitor prosecuting drug crimes and other serious felonies. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of South Carolina. Davida has also managed several political and issue-oriented campaigns. She and her sister, Janice developed a radio program, Sisters in Law, which is broadcast with Porsche Foxx on The Big Station - WVEE, 103.3, Atlanta. As a member of the steering committee of the Greenville Chapter of Rainbow PUSH, Davida devised strategy to achieve recognition of the King Holiday. Davida is an accomplished musician and vocalist; she is married to Thaddeus Allen and they have one daughter, Avery.

Janice Mathis is Vice President of the Citizenship Education Fund and is executive director of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition regional office in Atlanta. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff and General Counsel to Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and as Special Assistant Attorney General for Child Support Enforcement in Georgia. Janice and several other partners founded a private general law practice in Athens, Georgia where she was the firm's managing partner and specialized in civil litigation, consumer bankruptcy, real estate and probate law. Janice is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Georgia. She has been appointed to several corporate diversity councils and is a former board member of the League of Women Voters of the United States. Janice is married to Harry K. Johnson and they have two adult children.

Monday, October 22, 2007


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Foreclosure in Georgia

One out of every 165 Georgia households is in foreclosure.
Georgia ranked fourth in the nation among all states in the number of foreclosures. Georgia's foreclosure rate jumped 10.6 percent from July and was up 133.5 percent compared with August 2006. Only Nevada, California and Florida had worse foreclosure statistics.

The United States had a total of 243,947 foreclosure filings in August, up 36 percent from July and up 115 percent from August 2006. This is the highest number of foreclosure filings in a single month that RealtyTrac has reported since it began issuing its monthly report in January 2005. The national foreclosure rate of one foreclosure filing for every 510 households for the month is also the highest figure ever issued in the report. In July, 2007 10,000 Georgia households were facing foreclosure.