Jelani Consulting Funnels Blacks into Tech World

With tech companies under growing pressure to diversify their workforces, Jelani Consulting Inc. is addressing tech disparities by pipelining women and minorities into tech sector careers.

School Renovation Continues

A little known fact within the multitude of benefits the community will reap from the $1.25 billion MGM National Harbor Casino Resort project – the company will pour more than $4 million into renovating the vacant Thomas Addison Elementary School ...

Closing Education Gap would Boost U.S. Economy: White House

Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same education level as White men, according to a new White House report.

Bowser, City Officials Laud Progress at The Wharf

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently joined several city leaders to celebrate the end of a site excavation for The Wharf, a long-awaited project on the Southwest Waterfront.

Honda Buyers Get $24M Restitution for Discriminatory Loans

Car lending is on the rise, and rising with it is a hidden, unfair, abusive and discriminatory practice: car dealer interest rate markups.

Maxine Waters, Faith Leaders Hit Capitol Hill to Protest Payday Lenders

Rep. Maxine Waters announced Thursday during a Capitol Hill discussion on predatory payday and small-dollar lending practices that she will call on some of the nation's most notable endowments and state retirement plans to divest their interests in one of ...

Prince George's Council Earmarks MGM Casino Revenue for Schools, Libraries

Prince George's County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill requiring half of gaming revenue from the upcoming MGM casino resort at the National Harbor be allocated for public education.

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 ...