Employers and some government officials said the practice of paying salaries, unemployment benefits, pensions and income tax refunds are easier using a payroll or debit card, but not everyone agrees.
Financial freedom achieved by Southeast family who climb out of $30G hole
David Mills remembers the date, April 14, 2009, as if it were yesterday.
While the movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler” continues to garner Academy Award talk and has blazed passed the $100 million mark in gross revenues, the film has opened the eyes of America to other pioneers who paved the way to equality.
Famed Author a Hit at Library of Congress Annual Event
Ayana Mathis said she’s been writing since childhood, but she never imagined she could earn a living as an author.
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act promises to affect, in some way, college students, self-employed workers, small businesses, veterans and individuals with pre-existing medical conditions. The biggest question surrounding the so-called "Obamacare" remains how those specific groups will be affected.
Victim of Unspeakable Crime Seeks to Help Others
Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter, probably fought many demons, but his biggest obstacle to overcome could likely have been humiliation, says the head of a nonviolence group in D.C.
Nielsen, NNPA say African Americans are Major Economic Players
If there were ever any doubt about the relevancy or the buying power of the African-American consumer, the latest and most comprehensive consumer report likely will do much to dispel any myths suggesting blacks are not major economic players.
Iconic Musician Honored on what Would Have Been 83rd Birthday
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and legendary “Georgia on My Mind” singer Ray Charles now appears posthumously on one of the Post Office's "Music Icons Forever" stamps.
D.C. native Darin Atwater is a trailblazer in the orchestral world of fusing traditional classical music with gospel, jazz, R&B and a little bit of hip-hop.
David Talbert has emphatically answered the question posed by more than a few African-American moviegoers and film critics: Can we get a black movie that’s not about the struggle?
D.C. Residents Also Against Military Action
The Congressional Black Caucus, staunch supporters if not rubberstamps for many of President Barack Obama’s policies, has expressed skepticism over the commander in chief’s desire to take military action against Syria.
Seeks to Rebound at Home against Detroit
Trying to right their fast sinking ship proved even more confusing after the Redskins followed the opening night bludgeoning at the hands of Michael Vick and the Eagles with a blowout loss to the Packers and Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay on Sunday.
If black America counted as an independent country, its wealth would rank 11th in the world. However, African-Americans continue to squander their vast spending power, relegating blacks to economic slavery instead of financial freedom, according to several consumer reports detailing the use of cash in the black community.
13 Dead, 10 Injured in Early Morning Rampage
Residents in the District of Columbia continue to come to terms with a mass shooting that left 13 people dead and more than a dozen injured at the Navy Yard in Southeast on Monday morning.
National Museum of Women in the Arts Display Paintings of Famed Feminist and Activist
Artist Faith Ringgold created artwork that proved controversial but are now among the most sought after and legendary pieces of art.
Families Receive Congressional Medal on 50th Anniversary of Bombing
Less than one month after the original March on Washington in 1963, where African Americans and others celebrated landmark gains in the civil rights movement, a notorious hate group proved determined to prevent progress by viciously reminding the world of the high price of freedom.
Howard University junior quarterback Greg McGhee racked up almost 300 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to lead the Bison (1-1) to a 27-16 win over the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers (0-1) in the third annual AT&T Nation's Football Classic before 17,012 at RFK Stadium.
Some are quick to point out that even Martin Luther King realized a short time after his famous speech that the dream had become something akin to a nightmare, and African Americans needed to collectively flex their financial muscle.
HBCU Football Teams Clash for Bragging Rights
The long-standing rivalry between Howard University and Morehouse College is scheduled to continue this week as the two highly-respected programs from the country's Historically Black Colleges and Universities gear up for the third annual AT&T Nation's Football Classic.
Members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., said they’re energized by their return to Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and ready to go to work in their respective communities to further the cause of civil rights.
The U.S. Postal Service introduced Friday the 1963 March on Washington limited-edition Forever stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic event.
School to Host 'Day of Service' and other Events
Hundreds of volunteers from the incoming freshman class plan to spend Friday, Aug. 23, participating in the inaugural Howard University Day of Service.
Plans to punctuate the Arts & Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeths East with a gospel music extravaganza may have been halted by the rain, but it didn’t put a damper on the spirit of the weekend celebration.
Legendary Sly & Family Stone Bassist Brings Band to Area
Larry Graham has little need to demonstrate his funk prowess. His impressive resume speaks for itself.
Obesity Rate Second-Lowest in the Country
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adult obesity rates in D.C. registered at 21.9 percent. Only the state of Colorado enjoyed a better percentage, at 20.5 percent.
Alex Ovechkin, Elvin Hayes, Art Monk Top Poll
Elvin Hayes is one of basketball’s 50 greatest players, but the "Big E" doesn't top a poll of the greatest athletes in D.C. sports history. Click here to find out who's #1 and weigh in with your own list.
Negro League Hero Feted at White House
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a photo of former Negro League star Mamie Johnson on the mound has got to be worth at least a million.
Black Country Singer Performs Hit Single
Adrianna Freeman has been called a sharecropper’s daughter and the new face of country, but the budding superstar’s passion goes beyond either of those descriptions.
Challenging the Official Narrative on the Roles of Women in the Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X. Medgar Evers.
Participants in Original Event Reflect on Civil Rights Movement, King
Denice Tyree remembers leaving her home off of Maryland Avenue in Northeast Washington, D.C., early on the morning of Aug. 28, 1963.
The longest-running film festival of its kind arrives in the District this week.
She wasn’t supposed to survive.
2-1 Vote Makes it More Affordable for Inmates to Phone Family, Friends
More than a decade after a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., dismissed a class action lawsuit filed by Northeast resident Martha Wright, the Federal Communications Commission has voted in favor of reforming telephone call rates for inmates in all U.S. prisons.
Angry over Lost Pay, Many Face Hardships, other Difficulties
Hundreds of thousands of workers are on unpaid furloughs that have forced the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and others to drastically scale back operations.
'The Boss' Draws Thousands
No mountain, or rain, nor summer heat, will keep Diana Ross from recreating her glitzy and glamour shows of bygone years, when she steps onto the stage to entertain thousands in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area.
Denzel Washington's Latest Flick Hits Area Theaters
Looking to do something he said was fun and comedic, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington has teamed with his friend Mark Wahlberg in the latest summer blockbuster, "2 Guns."
Nats Pitcher Avoids Suspension
A-Rod is a goner.
A new survey released this month that asked baby boomers in Washington, D.C., about their knowledge and perceptions of hepatitis C (HCV), revealed that the disease is one of the leading causes of death among African Americans of that era.
John Wall gritted his teeth and choked back tears as Washington Wizards executives announced details of the star guard's new five year, $80 million deal during a news conference on Friday, Aug. 2 at Verizon Center in Northwest.
George Duke, a master keyboardist and one of the world's most prolific jazz legends, died Monday, Aug. 5 in Los Angeles. He was 67.
Rates Had Doubled When Congress Failed to Act
After Congress failed earlier this month to reach a deal on a spending plan, the Senate on July 24 finally approved a bipartisan deal that would tie interest rates for college student loans to the financial markets, a move that the Capitol Hill consensus believes will resolve once and for all the dispute that caused the rates to double on July 1.
Superstar Guard Nears $80 Million Deal
The National Basketball Association is filled with star-studded players who receive the maximum contract under league rules.
‘Fruitvale Station’ Follows Life of Young Man Killed by a Cop
Three years before 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain outside of his father’s home in Sanford, Fla., Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed black man was headed home in Oakland, Calif. on New Year’s Day 2009, and met a similar fate.
African-American Community Becomes Proactive
Shhh! We shouldn’t be talking about it.
Senator Accused of Obstruction in Florida Judicial Appointments
The confirmations of two African-American judicial candidates in Florida are being held up by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Congressional Black Caucus leaders are demanding action for what they call negligence and obstruction on the part of the senator.
Members Blast House Republicans for Removing Food Stamp Funding
Calling it irresponsible and short-sighted, members of the Congressional Black Caucus reacted strongly to Congress' passage of the controversial Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, also known as the farm bill.
In the days since a six-woman jury returned a not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, protests have broken out in communities across the country and people representing a rainbow of cultures and ethnicities have vowed to fight against a system they assert places no value on the lives of African Americans.
Ailing 'Madiba' Honored throughout the Country and World
South Africa is celebrating the 95th birthday of its most beloved national figure, the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, whom so many still warmly refer to as their “Madiba,” or tribe leader.
The acquittal of George Zimmerman brings to a close a three-week trial in a racially-charged case that polarized the nation and illustrated the deep divide that still separates America.
Thousands of the largest African-American Greek-lettered sorority in the world began filling hotels, bars, restaurants and other establishments on Thursday in celebration the Deltas 51st national convention and its 100th anniversary.