Pepco Merger with Exelon Moving Forward

Opposition to the proposed utility company merger between Pepco Holdings, Inc. and Exelon has been well-documented and a protest on Thursday, Feb. 5 by numerous environmental advocacy organizations again received its share of media attention.

Young People Embrace Financial Literacy

In a society that has seen widespread economic and financial turmoil not seen in decades, financial literacy has gained added currency, officials say.

Local Black-Owned Salon Survives Gentrification

Veteran beautician and business owner Wanda Henderson defied the odds last summer when she reopened her salon and spa in a newly erected mixed-use development along Seventh Street in the Shaw neighborhood in Northwest.

Don’t Take Away the Ladder to Success for Aspiring Minority Small Business Owners

Every day my husband and I make decisions that affect the lives of 450 people and their families.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Black All-American

Julius Caesar “J.C." Watts Jr. is proving that there is life after Congress and charting a course Black youth can emulate.

Bahamian Official Calls for Renewed Partnership

In his remarks at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s Mid-Winter Conference 2015 on Jan. 29, the Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, told the delegates that as journalists and publishers, their role as ...

Black History Month 2015: A Tribute to Legacies in the Black Community

It is inspiring to note the great sung and unsung heroes that have opened doors, developed resources and blazed trails that have changed the lives of so many.

THEARC Awarded Bank of America's Neighborhood Builder Grant

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and Building Bridges Across the River as Neighborhood Builders.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to Host Budget Engagement Forums

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will host three "Budget Engagement Forums" throughout the District next month.

Financial Freedom Still Eludes Black America

Celebrations of our milestone moments convey our unique American history. By embracing our history, we teach our youth and remind older ones of significant strides achieved when we had none of the freedoms promised by our nation. Most of these ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Overcriminalization of America

Overcriminalization is a dangerous trend that is threatening African-Americans.

Will the Supreme Court Turn Back the Clock on Fair Housing?

Fair housing advocates have raised their voices and organized protests to mount pressure that conveys just how important fair housing is to the nation's citizens and its economy.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Cato says Congress Should Legalize Marijuana

The fight over pot in the District of Columbia has put the GOP in an awkward spot.

Pepco and Exelon Merger Meets Opposition

A proposed merger by utility companies Exelon and Pepco is being touted by officials of both companies as one that will benefit Pepco ratepayers, but a constellation of opponents has lined up to oppose the proposal.

Industrial Bank Offering Small Business Grants

One of the most respected financial institutions in the Washington Metropolitan area has earmarked $80,000 in the form of five grants in order to help local small businesses get a leg up on the competition.