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.


What Black Americans need to recognize is that we cannot change Washington unless we change some of the people we send there to represent us.

Ways to Close the Nation's Wealth Gap

Today, middle class households feel the same financial stress that low- and moderate-income families have borne for years, says new research by the Corporation for Enterprise Development.

D.C. Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.4 Percent; 9K Jobs Lost

The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reported Tuesday that the preliminary January job estimates show a decrease of 9,100 jobs, for a total of 739,500 jobs in the District.

States Shrink and Shift Higher Education Costs to Families

As the nation's trillion-dollar student debt continues to rise, a new analysis of public higher education's funding finds dwindling state support is the key factor driving rising tuition costs and deepening student debt.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Out of the Closet onto the Altar

While African-Americans have willingly accepted President Barack Obama political overtures toward the nation's gays, Africa's political and religious leaders have rebuked Obama and the gay lobby in ways we should take note.

Harris Tapped to Lead Executive Leadership Council

Carla Harris, vice chairman of the Wealth Management and senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley, has become chair of the Executive Leadership Council, an organization comprised of current and former black chief executive officers, senior executives and board members of ...

CFPB to Mortgage Servicers: The Shell Game Is Over

In a Feb. 19 speech before the nation's largest association representing real estate finance, Steven Antonakes, Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), updated the Bureau’s recent achievements before addressing how new mortgage servicing standards will be implemented.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Welcome to the Republicans' Soirees

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus acknowledges that Republicans had not been doing enough outreach in previous years to reach out to African-Americans.

Ben's Chili Bowl Set for Va. Grand Opening; Bill Cosby to Help Celebrate

Ben's Chili Bowl, the iconic D.C. restaurant patronized by luminaries ranging from Martin Luther King Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald to Bill Cosby and President Barack Obama, will open the doors Thursday to its new location in Northern Virginia, its first ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Why You Should Question Minimum Wage Bills

Black Americans should be dubious of the latest public policy snake oil that Democratic politicians and union leaders are promoting.

Rebuilding Wealth Lost During Great Recession

The Center for Responsible Lending and key allies chose February to convene a symposium that addressed communities of color and consumer financial services.

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