Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Prompts Daughter to Launch Soap Business

When Carlene Meeks found out that her mother was diagnosed with cancer, the expected worries and concern kicked in. But her medical background helped her cope with the bad news.

Maryland Sees Increase in Property Values

More than 740,000 property owners were recently mailed notices from the state of Maryland indicating that home values increased by an average of 8.1 percent in 2014.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks and the Sony Emails

While most Blacks want to hold on to "the dream" that they, and Washington, are accepted in mainstream thought and consciousness, industry studies also show there are significant gaps between Blacks and Whites in this genre.

Resolve to Determine Your Legacy

I encourage each person reading this article to make the commitment to get your house in order financially.

Make Economic Justice 2015's New Year's Resolution

In recent months the groundswell of activism regarding Black America’s lack of criminal justice has become nearly daily headline news. Demonstrations spanning the nation and many parts of the globe have called for justice for those lives taken by questionable ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Black Lives That Mattered

The two best examples of Black’s economic progress and upward mobility are Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.

Wal-Mart Signs Lease for Skyland Town Center Location in SE

Wal-Mart signed a lease to open a location at the Skyland Town Center in Southeast D.C., Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Tuesday, part of a revitalization project more than a decade in the making.

Gasoline Prices Continue Nationwide Plunge

The national average price of gasoline has declined for 88 days in a row — the longest streak on record, according to AAA's latest Fuel Gauge Report.

Dallas Popcorn Soon to Be Stocked on Costco's Shelves

Popcorn has become one of America's favorite snack foods. And with a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, one local businesswoman said she's finally "popping her way to success."


The Ham Hock Group is a group of sophisticated and upper-class Washington, D.C., Black businessmen and well-paid professionals set on evolving a movement to "replace the N-word."

Famous Dave's Restaurant Opens at Boulevard in Prince George's

Prince George's County officials and community members converged on Largo for Monday's grand opening and "rib cutting" ceremony for a Famous Dave's restaurant at The Boulevard at Capital Centre, part of the revitalization underway at the Boulevard.

CFPB Tackles Medical Debt Affecting 43 Million Consumers

Each year, 43 million Americans have unpaid medical debt that adversely affects their credit, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Skyland Workforce Center Opens in SE

The Skyland Workforce Center in D.C.'s Congress Heights neighborhood opened for business this week, the latest sign of progress in the burgeoning Southeast community.

Keep Your Holidays Safe from Predatory Loans

If your holiday list calls for more money than available funds, don't make the mistake of falling into the trap that may take most of next year to escape.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Is Big Government Really Your Friend?

Before we go beyond a $17 trillion national debt, John Q. Public should be aware of its overall societal impact — more than $53,000 for every person in the United States.