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Its Black History Month — Let's Create Tomorrow's Story

I encourage us each to create a legacy that is impactful. We can do that with substantial treasure, time and/or talent.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Washington Area's Top Black Businesses

The Washington metropolitan area is home to an estimated 8 million people and the seventh-largest in the country. This area nurtures hundreds of thriving Black businesses and is home to the most educated and affluent concentration of Blacks in the ...

Ford Launches Men of Courage

Ford Motor Company is helping to kick off Black History Month by honoring African-American men and amplifying their accomplishments.

Pepco-Exelon Roundtable Offers Growth Opportunities for D.C.-Area Minority Businesses

Pepco and Exelon executives told a roundtable and networking gathering of more than 160 D.C.-area business leaders that as a result of the two utility companies' proposed merger, local minority- and women-owned businesses will benefit from new and expanded opportunities.

Will America Ever Create an Opportunity Economy For All?

As communities of color continue to suffer from financial stress, a new research report provides insights as to how the racial wealth divide is in large part created by policy trends that favor the well-to-do at the expense of the ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: What Share of the Black Vote do Republicans Need to Win in 2016?

Over past years, the Republican Party has struggled to attract Blacks' votes. So, what percentage of African-American voters can the Republicans count on in 2016? That result is seriously dependent on the Republicans' investment in this population.

D.C. Seeks Ways to Replace Wal-Mart

City officials and the Skyland Town Center developer told frustrated Southeast residents Thursday they will continue to search for a retailer to replace Wal-Mart after the company announced it will not be building a store in Ward 7.

Wal-Mart, Coke, Pepsi Team to Bring Water to Schools in Flint, Mich.

Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo will collectively donate water to meet the daily needs of more than 10,000 school children in Flint, Michigan, for the remainder of 2016, the companies announced Tuesday.

Toyota Wins Big at 1st Annual Diversity Volume Leadership Awards

Toyota demonstrated their commitment to reach minority consumers, winning 10 out of 20 top honors during the Diversity Volume Leadership Awards in Detroit, a few days before the North American International Auto Show opened to the public.

MGM Touts Resort, Jobs as Opening Approaches

Hundreds of people turned out for the Radio One "Career Showcase" presented by MGM.

Banks Make Billions Off Unfair Overdraft Practices

Fees deducted from millions of consumer checking accounts are making legal and financial news in early 2016. Banks are reaping billions of dollars on just one fee: overdraft.

Foreclosure Crisis Lingers in the Black Community

In Prince George's County, Maryland — one of the United States' wealthiest majority-Black jurisdictions — the foreclosure crisis has hammered several solidly middle-class communities.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Future of Money — Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill

Many say that it's time to kick Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a caricature of Harriett Tubman. What say you?

Washington Auto Show Confirms Lack of Diversity

The Washington Auto Show, one of the nation's top five auto shows, will host a 10-day world class event with cutting-edge exhibits, latest model cars and displays of historic vehicles. However, African-American auto dealer representatives will be noticeably absent.

Wal-Mart Abandons Southeast D.C., Angers Officials

Wal-Mart's announcement that it is backing out of plans to build two stores in D.C.'s Ward 7 effectively eliminated the creation of hundreds of local jobs and squashed hopes of millions of dollars in tax revenue coming into District coffers.

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