Tax ID Theft Highlights Major Scam

One of the most pervasive scams related to identity theft is an ongoing telephone scam where taxpayers receive calls from scammers who purport to be tax agents from the Internal Revenue Service.

Hispanic Chamber's Focus: Making Connections

For the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, connections are the lifeblood of the organization. And that part of the organization's mission was on display at the recent Sixth Annual Embassy Dinner Series.

Sisters Partner to Tantalize with Tasty Treats in Edgewater

On a typical afternoon, the Sisters Torres are busy at work at their Edgewater bakery, Cake Artista.

A Presidential Plan to Give More Americans Their Own American Dream

About 800,000 homeowners whose mortgages were backed by the Federal Housing Administration could save $900 annually on mortgage costs, due to a small reduction in mortgage insurance premiums.

Payday Lending: A 21st Century Civil Rights Issue

In a very real way, payday loans are a leading civil rights issue in the 21st century. Many civil rights organizations are fighting for changes to end the debt trap created by these abusive products in our communities.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Soccer Stadium Set-Aside

As the city's development goes forward, isn't it time to give Marion his due?

One Million Could Lose Food Stamps

The economy has continued to improve since the dark days of the economic recession that wreaked havoc on the nation beginning in 2007. But with good news comes a depressing thought for many who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ...

Protect Yourself from Mortgage and Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Homeowners who are finding it difficult to make their mortgage or are facing foreclosure are frequently targets of mortgage and foreclosure rescue scams.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: What Theme Will Blacks Pursue in 2015?

What side of the protest stage are you on — "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" or "Pay Up"?

Bowser Woos Business Community

At a Dec. 11 D.C. Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Muriel Bowser told the 450 guests at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center that local businesses and the private sector are critical partners in any of the city's future growth.

Diversity Lacking in Nation's Green Movement

Few blacks have a place at the decision-making table of the growing industry, often referred to as the green movement.

Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Prompts Daughter to Launch Soap Business

When Carlene Meeks found out that her mother was diagnosed with cancer, the expected worries and concern kicked in. But her medical background helped her cope with the bad news.

Maryland Sees Increase in Property Values

More than 740,000 property owners were recently mailed notices from the state of Maryland indicating that home values increased by an average of 8.1 percent in 2014.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks and the Sony Emails

While most Blacks want to hold on to "the dream" that they, and Washington, are accepted in mainstream thought and consciousness, industry studies also show there are significant gaps between Blacks and Whites in this genre.

Resolve to Determine Your Legacy

I encourage each person reading this article to make the commitment to get your house in order financially.