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Banking on Industrial Equals Dollars and Sense

Mega-banks like JP Morgan and Bank of America dominate the financial services landscape today, but there’s still room for smaller institutions whose leaders have mastered prudence, forecasting and can instinctively take calculated risks, like those at Industrial Bank which just ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The State of Black America

The state of Black America only goes as far as the state of Blacks' politics. Blacks' status and politics have remained static for 40 years.

Pencils, Pens … and Property Insurance?

When preparing for college, property insurance is probably the last thing on a student’s mind. However, some students at Duke University learned about the importance of property insurance the hard way.

Ending the Payday Lending Debt Trap

In just a few days, the debt trap at the core of small-dollar loans that come with triple-digit interest rates and debt traps has generated an unprecedented groundswell of national and local attention.

Jesse Jackson Praises Apple for Releasing Employment Data

The Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Apple Inc., for being the latest Silicon Valley company to release its employment data amid complaints of few minorities holding executive positions in major corporations.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Judea for Jews?

Despite America's so-called, "even-handedness in the Middle East," some Blacks are beginning to see events unfold through the eyes of the poor Palestinians and are appalled.

National my Social Security Week!

Whether retirement seems like it is just around the corner or years away, it is good to know that Social Security is working for you now — even if you are not receiving benefits yet.

Report: Nearly 1/3 of Top U.S. Corporations Have No Black Directors

Black Enterprise has released its latest exclusive report on African-American representation on the corporate boards of 250 of America's largest publicly traded companies today on BlackEnterprise.com.

Overdraft Fees Drain Dollars Available to Consumers

as the use of debit cards have replaced most cash purchases, the "service" of overdraft protection has become a drain of available cash for consumers and a major source of revenue for banks.

The Lessons of My Father's Estate Plan

In my last article I shared about the lessons learned from the passing of my mother last month. My father read it and asked if I was going to write about what I learned in working with him. I thought ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Africans Come to America

As he winds through his second term with high "disapproval" numbers, Blacks are the only people President Barack Obama can turn to.

Operation HOPE Educates Community on Money Management

Hundreds gathered at a local bank branch in Northwest last Wednesday to hear about a unique partnership between a financial institution and one of the nation's most successful nonprofit organizations.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Among Commerce Honorees

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and former SBA Deputy Administrator Marie C. Johns will be among the honorees at this year's Chamber of Commerce Awards gala.

NAACP Backs Obama's Executive Order on Fair Work Practices

While GOP conservatives have blasted President Obama for issuing executive orders, the NAACP praised the president Friday for an order he signed last week to improve working conditions for those employed by federal contractors.

Workforce Thrives with Older Americans: D.C. Office on Aging Encourages Candidates to Apply

In this featured column, I would like to profile Mr. Shelton Roseboro, one of the District’s most amazing citizens who has benefited from the District of Columbia Office on Aging’s programs and services.