Minority banks shut out of Federal tax-credit program

Minority-owned banks are crying foul about the federal government snubbing them for tax credits they say could generate economic development in the nation’s most needy communities.

Business program invests in Dallas entrepreneurs

Getting Down to Business was created by Capital One Bank to address the core needs of small businesses. The program offers qualified business owners an opportunity to grow their businesses by increasing their knowledge about credit, budgeting, marketing, business plans, ...

Supreme Court preserves key fair housing tool

A long-awaited decision by the United States Supreme Court led to a June 25 ruling that preserves the usage of disparate impact, an important legal principle sometimes known as the discriminatory effects standard. The majority opinion held that housing discrimination ...

Abusive lending practices target people of color

Each year the many forms and products of predatory lending drain at minimum hundreds of billions of dollars from the nation’s economy and communities across the country. Abusive lending imposes high initial costs and ushers in a host of long-term ...

Business basics: Advice and trends for female entrepreneurs

In today’s technology driven age, the successful small business owner is a savvy individual with a passion for their product.

Debt collection report captures horror stories

A new report by the Center for Responsible Lending has revealed what many consumers have known for years. Debt collectors often cross the line with abusive behaviors.

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

More than 1.9 million Black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for Black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization Demos finds that ...

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.

Dallas offers new technology, transportation employment opportunities

“It is hard to get the grin off my face because days like this are very special,” announced Mike Rawlings at the May 21 ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the new Omnitracs LLC headquarters. The ceremony symbolized not ...

Digital marketing tips to expand small businesses

Whether you’re just starting a small business or looking to expand an existing operation, marketing your business can seem daunting. The key to marketing success is to establish your presence, drive leads to your business and expand your audience.

Black unemployment dips below 10 percent

The Black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008.

Company offer gifts for mothers in crisis

Being a mother can be one of the rewarding, yet one of the hardest and most challenging jobs. Mother’s Day is a time to appreciate the hard work mothers all around the world put in to take care of their ...

Voices that Matter: Inspirational food for thought

With the school year coming to a close, Paul Quinn College concluded their speaker series, Voices that Matter, on April 14 with guests Hattie Hill, president and CEO of Women’s Foodservice Forum, and Cheryl “Action” Jackson, president of Minnie’s Food ...

S.M. Wright Project: South Dallas workers still unemployed

Disappointment and frustration now follows an agreement regarding a program that would offer training and employment to residents within the areas surrounding the S.M. Wright Project. When the Texas Department of Transportation began finalizing their plan to convert S.M. Wright ...

Black women face pay gap

Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar White men made in 2013, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress.