Now is the best time to plan for retirement

It’s easy to live for the moment and leave planning the future to another time.

Boutique on Capitol Hill celebrates second year

The only African-American-owned and -operated women’s clothing boutique on Capitol Hill ushers in a new era of business opportunity and upward mobility for the District’s most precious real estate.

A call for fair, equal access to financial services

On Tuesday, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization began a journey that will cover 860 miles and last 40 days and 40 nights. Once completed, the NAACP-sponsored America’s Journey for Justice will have trekked across Alabama, Georgia, North ...

Business as usual

Startup culture: A business atmosphere that focuses on creative problem solving and direct leadership-to-staff open communication without middle management.

Black designer lights up General Motors

If you’re driving down a highway, street or tunnel anywhere in North America and you see the shimmering new headlights on the latest Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC or Buick approaching you, there’s a good chance you’re seeing the work of Martin ...

The Dallas Examiner awarded for Excellence

Passion, dedication and commitment are all words that describe The Dallas Examiner, its publisher Mollie F. Belt and staff writer Mike McGee. Both were honored in 2015 for their work and excellence in journalism.

Moroch becomes more culturally diverse through merger with LimeGreen

Moroch Holdings Inc. has announced that it will be taking a minority interest in Chicago-based LimeGreen LLC, a cross-cultural communications agency focused on helping its clients reach culturally diverse groups through compelling consumer insights.

Dealership, exorbitant interest rates

Car lending is on the rise, and rising with it is a hidden, unfair, abusive and discriminatory practice: car dealer interest rate markups. Surveys show that at least two-thirds of Americans have no idea it happens.

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 ...