You probably haven’t heard the one about the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers giving a $25 million grant to the United Negro College Fund.

MGM, Prince George's County Reach Landmark Deal

Local residents and minorities have been assured of receiving half the jobs slated for the $925 million MGM National Harbor Casino and Resorts expected to open in Prince George's County in 2016.

D.C.'s Minimum Wage to Increase on July 1

Beginning July 1, the minimum wage in the District of Columbia will increase from $8.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour for all workers, regardless of size of employer.

Libi Rice, Steven Williams Join Executive Leadership Council and Foundation

Libi Sprow Rice and Steven Williams have been named to leadership posts with the Executive Leadership Council and Foundation, the preeminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards and in global ...

Young Couple Wins Lottery at P.G. County Housing Fair

A Northeast D.C. woman was the lucky winner of the House Lottery during Prince George's County 2014 Housing Fair on Saturday.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Who's Who in Black Corporate America?

According to Forbes 2014 ranking of the world's billionaires, Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote with a net worth of $25 billion is the world's richest Black. But Bob Johnson is an American worthy of note

Civil Rights Leaders Push for More Diversity in NBA Team Ownership

During a closed-door meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, a coalition of civil rights groups commended the basketball chief for making a strong statement with the lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling and expressed the need for ...

Cerita Battles, National Diverse Segments Manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

For the third consecutive year, Wells Fargo is extremely proud to be the title sponsor of The Washington Informer's Homeownership Month supplement.

Big Myths About Homeownership

When I was young man starting in the banking industry, I fell into the trap of believing the “myths of homeownership.” After years in the mortgage business, I now know a whole lot better and I want to dispel those ...

Five Benefits of Owning vs. Renting a Home

If you are asking the question should you remain a renter or act on the desire to become a homeowner, here are five benefits to think about while making that decision.

DHCD: Keeping D.C. Affordable for All

More often than not, residents have confused the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development with other housing agencies throughout the city. Well, this article will give a clear overview of who DHCD is, and whom it supports and serves.

Sixth Annual D.C. Housing Expo/Home Show

This is a great opportunity for everyone to gain knowledge about the many DHCD programs available that can assist with your housing needs.

Introducing the Do-It-Herself Diva

According to a recent survey by the Home Improvement Research Institute, the number of home improvement products purchased by women have increased over the years.

Repair Gurus Karen DeVenaro and Leah Bolden Make Home Improvements Simple, Easy

Leah has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including 20 years as a journeyman plasterer for a public agency, while Karen is a leading expert on women in trade apprenticeship programs which operate in the public sector.

About Reverse Mortgages

Because a lot of people are unfamiliar with reverse mortgages, there is more than a little skepticism as to the merits of this program.