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Fair Lending to be CFPB’s Top Priority in 2017

As a New Year approaches, fair lending will be the priority for the nation’s consumer financial cop on the beat. Mortgage and student loan servicing along with redlining and small business lending will be a triple-focus in 2017 for the ...

From Banks to Beauty Products, The #BuyBlack Movement Is Real

It’s a trend that many are hoping won’t just turn into a passing fad.

Nielsen executive shines spotlight on Millennials at Black Chamber of New Jersey event

Dignitaries including a senior executive with the Nielsen Company, the global marketing research company, were among more than 125 people that attend the year-end holiday celebration by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) holiday reception in ...

Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1 Percent

The Black unemployment rate improved from 8.6 percent in October to 8.1 percent in November, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.

U.S. Senators Demand Study on Federal Advertising in Black-owned Media

Five U.S. Senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government’s advertising practices – or lack thereof — when it comes to minority-owned news outlets.

The Black Unemployment Rate Is Double What Whites Experience

Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.

Despite Incomes, Black Families Still Denied Access to Home Loans

In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities.” Some may even interpret it as a new code word for minorities, usually referring to Blacks and Latinos.

White Acceptance Will Never Lead to Wealth in the Black Community

Black folks in America have been so successfully programmed that many of us are still psychologically enslaved to the point that we truly believe we have “made it” when we have reached a certain financial plateau or when we have ...

CBC Members Join the Call for Payday Lending Reform

Within days of the October 7 deadline for public comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed payday rule, 104 Members of Congress from 32 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands together called for strong consumer protections, ...

Why Black Americans Must Demand Equality in the Auto Industry

There are nearly 47 million Black Americans living in the United States that have diverse interests politically, economically, socially, and culturally. But no demand or interest is more important than equal justice and opportunity. Let me be crystal clear: There ...

Akwaaba means “first in black-owned B&Bs”

For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building.

Black dollars pour into black banks

Baltimore-based attorney Jelani Murrain plans to transfer his hard-earned money to an institution of financial empowerment: A black-owned bank.

The importance of self-management at work

It would probably not be difficult for many workers to recall an incident where they witnessed or may have been involved in some unfortunate form of inappropriate workplace behavior.

Number of Hispanic entrepreneurs under-reported, says Hispanic chamber president

It's no secret that there are thousands of Hispanic-owned entrepreneurs across the nation that own and run thriving and profitable businesses that contribute billions of dollars to the economy.

Consumers want action on illegal debt collection

If you are one of the 77 million Americans who are hounded each year by debt collectors, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking on this $13 billion industry. At a July 28 field hearing in Sacramento, Richard Cordray, ...