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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Addressing the Black Agenda

Followers of the 2016 presidential campaign encounter a daily blizzard of questions, but "What are you going to do for me?" should be the question all blacks pose to candidates.

National Harbor Casino Resort Making Progress

The $1.25 billion MGM National Harbor Casino and Resort project is by no means a mirage.

Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Capitol Heights

A local developer looks to revamp the Kingdom Square Mall in Capitol Heights, Maryland, that would include 600 residences, a 250-room hotel and a grocery store.

RISE Center Marks First Anniversary

It's been nearly one year since the historic St. Elizabeths East Chapel was transformed into the RISE Demonstration Center with a goal of "connecting the innovation economy, the surrounding communities and District residents."

Federal Lawmakers Push CFPB for Strong Payday Lending Rule

The Federal Trade Commission will bring $32 million in relief to consumers who were caught in a maze of charges and fees designed to trap them in payday loans they never authorized.

Minority Banks Shut Out of Federal Tax-Credit Program

Minority-owned banks are crying foul about the federal government snubbing them for tax credits they say could generate economic development in the nation's most needy communities.

Black Women See Job Prospects Improve

Job prospects for Black women improved in June, as they recorded better employment numbers than the other major adult groups, the latest jobs report by the Labor Department shows.

Ben's Chili Bowl to Tickle Palates on H Street

The newest crown jewel of the Ben's Chili Bowl empire opened to much fanfare Wednesday morning as a substantial crowd of area residents, passersby, city and business leaders and food lovers crowded in front of the restaurant for the ribbon ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Cheap 'Grace' and Blacks' Struggle for Justice

Many blacks swayed to President Barack Obama's eulogy at Charleston's TD Arena and his culmination, "Amazing Grace." While Obama's performance garnered high praise by blacks, most don't know the historical significance of those whose shoulders upon which he stood.

Jesse Jackson Challenges Tech Giants to Diversify

Last month, Google released its 2015 EEO-1 and Workforce Diversity Data Report, which shows few signs of progress in its hiring of blacks and Latinos.

Construction Set for New County Business

Groundbreaking has been scheduled for later this month on a new 61,200 square foot building in Capitol Heights, Maryland, that will expand an already robust and popular complex near Interstate 95.

D.C. Workers Get a Raise

More than 41,000 D.C. minimum-wage workers got a raise July 1 that bumped their hourly wage from $9.50 to $10.50 this year and $11.50 by July 1, 2016.

Sisters Turn Hobby into Profitable Business

Tonia Gore and her sister, Tameka Gore Tillman, have been shopping in thrift stores all their lives, initially not by choice. However, they have turned those lemons into lemonade with their store, Bartered Threads.

Computer Glitches Cripple Wall Street, United Airlines

The New York Stock Exchange stopped trading on Wednesday morning, saying it was experiencing computer glitches.

With Weddings Come Estate Planning

Thanks to the Supreme Court now everyone can get married! As we plan for the day with guest list, music and menus, we should plan beyond the day and the lifetime.