Donors, Sponsors Pony Up for African-American Museum

Sponsorships and donations have been pouring into the new Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is set to open Sept. 24 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Myths About Black Businesses Examined at Millennial Expo

The role of African-Americans in the business world was the focus of a recent gathering of college-educated millennials.

Black Families May Need 228 Years to Build Same Wealth of White Families: Report

According to a new report released this week, a Black household would need 228 years to accumulate the same wealth a white household has today, if the average Black family wealth continues to grow at the same pace it has ...

EDC'S 'Kidpreneur Day' Empowers Rising Stars

More than 100 young entrepreneurs were given the unique opportunity this month to start and enhance their businesses at the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation's first annual "KidPreneur Day."

Unemployed Youth Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Two longtime D.C. entrepreneurs, Tony Cord and Michel Daley, have offered a new pathway toward opportunity.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks Should Stand Out, Not 'Blend In'

The United States should be an integrated society and people of all races inherently equal and entitled to full privileges of citizenship. While we accept these values in the abstract, the reality is that ideals of integration and equality of ...

Leaving a Legacy to Charity

Many people decide to leave a legacy by contributing to their community through charitable giving.

Law Still Allows Many to Earn Well Below Minimum Wage

In the most recent indication that the perception and treatment of people with disabilities is changing for the better, Goodwill Industries last month ended its program that allowed people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage.

U.S. Must Equalize Access to Homeownership, Wealth Opportunities

Although many American families have modest financial means, there is nothing small about their hopes. Owning a home has long been an important part of the American dream.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Is the First Lady Right About Who Built the White House?

In her address to the Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama created a firestorm across America by saying, "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves."

Henderson Tours Guide Travelers to Their African Roots

Henderson Tours was the first travel agency to offer large, multi-group tours to West Africa.

D.C. Businessmen Teach Skills to Unemployed Youth

Two longtime D.C. businessmen are offering a pathway to employment for city youths through a workforce development organization that aims to groom its participants for financial independence and entrepreneurship.

Consumers Want Action on Illegal Debt Collection

If you are one of the 77 million Americans who are hounded each year by debt collectors, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking on this $13 billion industry.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Protesters Paid to Disrupt?

Who's funding Black Lives Matter? Who pays for their placards, phone calls, faxes, iPhones, internet and front-line activists' food, lodging and transportation?

U.S. Transportation Dept. Approves Flights to Cuba

As part of the Obama administration's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved six domestic airline services for flights to the island.