Black Unemployment Rate Double That of Whites'

Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Trump Won — Get Over It, and Get on Board

It's time blacks looked objectively at "The Donald," who was elected in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing campaign that took relentless aim at the institutions and long-held ideals of American democracy.

Macy’s Launches Incubator Program in D.C.

The entrepreneurial spirit remains alive and well in the District — this time thanks to Macy's Inc. who recently unveiled a fourth location of the highly-successful DC Fashion Incubator at Macy's Metro Center.

Report: Blacks, Latinos Twice as Likely to be Denied Mortgages

White and Asian borrowers are more likely to be approved for a conventional loan than black and Hispanic borrowers, according to a recent report.

Mortgage Officials Fined, Imprisoned for Fraud

Perpetrators in a mortgage fraud scheme that targeted black consumers in the Los Angeles area have been sentenced to federal prison and fined. On Oct. 24, United States District Judge S. James Otero sentenced Paul Ryan, a former mortgage loan ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks Must Put Own Needs Before Politicians'

If you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you've always got.

Black Woman Thrives in D.C.'s World of Cigars

Negest Dawit, a savvy businesswoman from Ethiopia, steered her 1998 Mercedes Benz past a vacant building on 9th Street near downtown D.C. and gazed into her future. That was 10 years ago.

Black Uber, Lyft Customers Wait Longer for Rides, Study Finds

A recent study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded drivers on the ride-sharing apps Uber ad Lyft are more likely to discriminate against passengers with black-sounding names compared to riders who appear white.

Dressing Women for Success in Nation's Capital

Is there any way for a woman to get the job without the latest fashions, toned physiques, and glamour makeup and hair? Dress for Success (DFSDC) in Washington D.C. says yes, by empowering women to secure poverty-free lives and being ...

N.Y. AG, CFPB Pair to Fight National Debt Collection Scheme

A new federal lawsuit alleges that since at least 2009, two major players in the debt collection industry have illegally operated, harassed, threatened and deceived millions of consumers across the country — often for debts that were either inflated or ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Cathy Hughes, Black Business Icon

How many people have gone back and bought where they used to work? A lady that did that is the epitome of an African-American success story.

John H. Johnson Legacy Continued at Howard U.

The late black media pioneer John H. Johnson will get a speaker series in his name at Howard University this month.

Atlanta Entrepreneurs Join Initiative to Create Jobs

More than 20 Atlanta businesses have entered, thrived and graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program, a scholarship-based course that convenes them to learn critical business skills and create growth plans for their companies.

Boyz II Men to Be MGM National Harbor's First Act

Grammy-winning R&B group Boyz II Men will be the first entertainers to perform at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, following its Dec. 8 opening.

Holiday Time, Family Time, Conversation Time

It's November and the start of the festive holiday season. This is the time that families of blood and love come together. We laugh and cook great meals. We catch up on what has happened since we were last together ...