Ron Busby Approves of Pick to Head Federal Minority Business Agency

Ron Busby, the president of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., backed on Friday Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker's selection of Alejandra Castillo as the new national director of the Minority Business Development Agency.

Students Should Withdraw from Some Credit Card Programs

As 21st Century employers continue to seek a highly-trained workforce, the marketable value of a college education has never been higher.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Celebrating 'The Great Society'

Having the nation's first African-American president at the Civil Rights Summit speaks to the immeasurable success of Lyndon Baines Johnson's presidency.

How to Prepare Your Kids for Financial Success

Do you want to set your kids up for future financial success? Then start now.

SPRIGGS: FTT — Financial Transaction Tax or 'Flash Boys' Transaction Tax?

If we are to accept the notion that Wall Street's recklessness is the price of higher growth, then we must also require Wall Street to insure against their failures.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Am I My Brother's Keeper?

How many times a day do you put money in another Black person's hand?

Mortgage Complaints Grow

The housing crisis is still not over for far too many households.

Senate Votes to Restore Benefits to Long-Term Unemployed

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that went away in December.

Sustaining Homeownership & Empowering First Time Homebuyers Seminar a Hit

In celebration of National Fair Housing Month, about 70 people attended the "Sustaining Homeownership & Empowering First Time Homebuyers" Seminar held Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Square Mall in Capitol Heights, Md.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Callie House and the Struggle for Reparations

Under President Barack Obama, the concept of affirmative action has fallen flat. Those who thought their fortunes would be better under a Black president are advised to support a role model such as Callie House.

The Castaway Elders: Living Alone and Poor

Living poor and alone is becoming increasingly common in the United States for the elderly.


The legend of "Uncle Earl" is a lesson in Black urban politics.

Nielsen Announces External Affairs Appointments

Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, announced the promotions of Cheryl Pearson-McNeil to Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, and Don Lowery to Senior Vice President, Government ...

NNPA Luncheon Focuses on Black Economics, Growing Income Gap

The economic status of African-Americans and the "crisis-level" income gap between the rich and the poor was the agenda of this year's State of the Black Press luncheon Friday at the National Press Club in D.C.

Senate Bill Might Evict Affordable Housing Goals

In an unconventional move, legislation designed to reshape the nation’s $10 trillion housing finance market was released March 16. Since then, reactions to proposed broad changes have ranged from strong support to "wait and see" to outright opposition.