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Black History Month 2015: A Tribute to Legacies in the Black Community

It is inspiring to note the great sung and unsung heroes that have opened doors, developed resources and blazed trails that have changed the lives of so many.

THEARC Awarded Bank of America's Neighborhood Builder Grant

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and Building Bridges Across the River as Neighborhood Builders.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to Host Budget Engagement Forums

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will host three "Budget Engagement Forums" throughout the District next month.

Financial Freedom Still Eludes Black America

Celebrations of our milestone moments convey our unique American history. By embracing our history, we teach our youth and remind older ones of significant strides achieved when we had none of the freedoms promised by our nation. Most of these ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Overcriminalization of America

Overcriminalization is a dangerous trend that is threatening African-Americans.

Will the Supreme Court Turn Back the Clock on Fair Housing?

Fair housing advocates have raised their voices and organized protests to mount pressure that conveys just how important fair housing is to the nation's citizens and its economy.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Cato says Congress Should Legalize Marijuana

The fight over pot in the District of Columbia has put the GOP in an awkward spot.

Pepco and Exelon Merger Meets Opposition

A proposed merger by utility companies Exelon and Pepco is being touted by officials of both companies as one that will benefit Pepco ratepayers, but a constellation of opponents has lined up to oppose the proposal.

Industrial Bank Offering Small Business Grants

One of the most respected financial institutions in the Washington Metropolitan area has earmarked $80,000 in the form of five grants in order to help local small businesses get a leg up on the competition.

Tax ID Theft Highlights Major Scam

One of the most pervasive scams related to identity theft is an ongoing telephone scam where taxpayers receive calls from scammers who purport to be tax agents from the Internal Revenue Service.

Hispanic Chamber's Focus: Making Connections

For the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, connections are the lifeblood of the organization. And that part of the organization's mission was on display at the recent Sixth Annual Embassy Dinner Series.

Sisters Partner to Tantalize with Tasty Treats in Edgewater

On a typical afternoon, the Sisters Torres are busy at work at their Edgewater bakery, Cake Artista.

A Presidential Plan to Give More Americans Their Own American Dream

About 800,000 homeowners whose mortgages were backed by the Federal Housing Administration could save $900 annually on mortgage costs, due to a small reduction in mortgage insurance premiums.

Payday Lending: A 21st Century Civil Rights Issue

In a very real way, payday loans are a leading civil rights issue in the 21st century. Many civil rights organizations are fighting for changes to end the debt trap created by these abusive products in our communities.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Soccer Stadium Set-Aside

As the city's development goes forward, isn't it time to give Marion his due?