Simple Landscaping Could Reap Financial Benefits

It's no secret that a good looking landscaping job could dramatically improve the value of a home.

D.C. Programs Remain Vigilant to Help Homeowners

Through a network of local community-based organizations, the Department of Housing and Community Development in Southeast provides counseling services for homeowners who are behind in their mortgage payments or who may be subject to foreclosure.

Welcome Home, Washington: Community Bank Offers Special Assistance for Homebuyers

With housing costs in greater Washington continuing to climb, homeownership may seem like a distant dream for many Washingtonians. However Sandy Spring Bank has taken steps to make home ownership more affordable.

This Simple DIY Home Improvement Saves Money, Helps Environment

In the typical American home, heating and cooling account for 50 to 70 percent of total energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Yet, much of that energy is wasted, leading to higher energy bills for homeowners.

Fair Housing and Credit Violations Bring $242M to Blacks, Latinos

Despite longstanding federal laws banning discrimination in housing and credit, three recent actions reveal how the road to fair housing remains an arduous journey — especially for Black and Latino communities.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Is the New Color for Black Neutral?

The time has come to call on black voters to come to the aid of our businesses and operations.

DC Chamber to Host Awards, Expo

The DC Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Champions Small Business Awards and Expo on Friday at the Washington Convention Center.

Girl Entrepreneurs Receive Life Lessons

Sixteen African-American girls in the Greater Washington Area have received a real boost in making their entrepreneurial ambitions come true thanks to an all-encompassing mentorship program called "Girlpreneur."

Prince George's County to Host Annual Housing Fair

The Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development will host the 2015 Housing Fair on Saturday at the Sports and Learning Complex in Landover.

Time for Graduation — And Your First Estate Plan

Taking the steps to support your family and young person is a responsible step that we all should, as adults, take.

Blacks Least Likely to Get Business Loan from Banks

Black-owned businesses face tougher challenges than other groups when seeking bank loans, according to a new study by the Gallup polling company commissioned by Wells Fargo.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Are Blacks Really Moving Up?

If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always gotten.

Decision Day Nears for Prince George's Council on Baker Tax Proposal

Under water, overtaxed and overextended were just some of the adjectives used by residents who continue to voice concern over Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker's proposed 15 percent property tax increase.

The Wealth Factory Makes Its Mark in D.C.

In honor of its 80th anniversary, Industrial Bank, the oldest African-American bank in D.C., held a competition to award $80,000 in grants to five local African-American-owned businesses.

D.C. Adds Nearly 4K Jobs in April

D.C. added 3,800 jobs in April, the city's Department of Employment Services reported Wednesday.