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.

As Small Businesses Continue Rapid Growth, Black Entrepreneurs Can't Afford for Disparities to Persist

Black business owners struggle to secure the types of funding that their larger counterparts easily obtain. Such capital would help them survive when a major contractor pays its invoices as swiftly as snails.

For Black Homeowners, Great Recession Hasn't Receded

Most economists agree that the Great Recession, sparked by the housing market crash, officially ended in 2009, but the fallout from the crisis will continue to hurt Black families, especially Black homeowners, for decades to come, according to a new ...

GWUL Launches Entrepreneurship Center Program

Entrepreneurs, business leaders, small-business owners and program funders gathered recently for a breakfast event, jointly sponsored with the Washington Business Journal, to mark the launch of the Entrepreneurship Center Program.

Supreme Court Ruling Preserves Key Fair Housing Tool

A long-awaited decision by the United States Supreme Court led to a June 25 ruling that preserves the usage of "disparate impact," an important legal principle sometimes known as the discriminatory effects standard.

NAACP's D.C. Branch Starts Campaign to 'Strengthen' Black Dollar

The D.C. branch of the NAACP launched Wednesday its "Strengthen the Black Dollar" campaign to educate and empower Black consumers and businesses.

Prince George's, D.C. Study Affordable Housing

After studies revealed that one-third of households in the Washington, D.C., that earn between 30 percent and 50 percent of the area's median income are spending more than half their incomes on rent, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Making Money Contracting with Government

A National Urban League Policy Institute study ranks Washington, D.C., atop the nation's metropolitan areas for blacks doing business.

D.C. Housing Expo Gets Rave Reviews

With a theme of "We are Housing ... We are Community," more than 3,000 people poured into the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest last weekend for an annual event that draws continuously growing crowds.

Shawn Prez, Former Bad Boy Exec, Succeeding Solo

Shawn Prez isn't your typical CEO. He also isn't the average business owner.

CRL: Consumers of Color More Likely to Be Targeted for Abusive Lending

Each year the many forms and products of predatory lending drain at minimum hundreds of billions of dollars from the nation's economy and communities across the country.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Can You Find Someone Black to Do the Job?

An economic "race problem" is occurring in D.C. It's a multimillion dollar problem that blacks need to recognize as detrimental and move to make small business success their business.

Clergy Lead Way in Financial Education for All

In a unique partnering of about 125 churches located throughout the Greater Washington Area, a weekend focusing on financial and spiritual wellness recently took place at several venues including Evangel Assembly in Temple Hills, Maryland.

Cecilia Harvey, Black Female Exec, Thriving in London

Cecilia Harvey, chief operating officer at CitiGroup's technology and finance department in London, has become the benchmark for blacks and other women on how to make it in a predominately white- and male-dominated corporate world.

Prince George's County Power Plant Sold

PSEG Power, a New Jersey-based energy company, announced Wednesday that they've acquired a huge energy plant that's planned for an old gravel mine in Prince George's County.