Letter from the president

Looking back on the past eight years, President Barack Obama asked each member of his Cabinet to write an Exit Memo on the progress they’ve made, their vision for the country’s future, and the work that remains in order to ...

The state of the Affordable Care Act

As we enter a new year with a new Congress, many Americans have begun reflecting on how their families will be affected by legislation that could possibly impact their access to health coverage.

The power of uncertainty about everything

When the president-elect was running for office, he frequently said something to the effect that he didn’t want everybody to know what he would do in certain situations or how he was thinking.

Black business owners, take care of your business!

I hear it all the time. “I patronized a Black-owned business and was treated terribly.” How about this one? “I went to that Black restaurant and the service was bad, the food was cold, and the staff was discourteous and ...

Consumers who paid to see credit scores to receive over $17 million

Millions of consumers who were duped into paying fees for their own credit scores will soon receive more than $17.6 million, thanks to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Affected consumers can expect to receive notification letters in the mail.

Fair lending to be the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s top priority in 2017

As we settle into a new year, 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 ...

Tax time! Support Black-owned tax preparation businesses

Having written many articles on what takes place from January through April, each year, relative to our tax payments and refunds, I understand that we need reinforcement and repetition on certain issues.

Fighting the feeling of hopelessness, helplessness

In a recent program on CNN, Lisa Ling, who hosts This is Life, interviewed people who were addicted to drugs. Some were Black, others White, but all had the same struggle.

Hope for the mentally ill and families

The sight in many urban communities, Dallas for me, is painfully common – a person talking to him or herself on a street corner, perhaps looking unkempt. Ordinary people drive and walk by, thinking nothing of the situation, calling the ...

Prayers for our children, the work ahead

This has been a trying year for so many children in America – confused, consumed by and afraid of the intolerance, hatred and anger of adults

It is time to embrace our differences and unite

With the many Civil Rights marches, rallies and sit-ins, as well as the Black Lives Matter marches and rallies, it shows that the Black community realizes the power of unity – that we are stronger when we embrace each other’s ...

What surely tainted our election? Voter suppression

The CIA conclusion that the Russians intervened in our elections in order to help elect Donald Trump has sent Washington into one of its fabled tizzies. President Barack Obama has ordered an intelligence agency report before he leaves office.

The importance of spreading joy during the holiday season

The holiday season is a time of family, community, and celebration. Many of us look forward to this time of year because we have the opportunity to relax and celebrate with our loved ones.

A let us pray for a merry Christmas

It is the time of the year when our greatest fears are spending too much money to make our Christmas holidays the biggest and best that we have ever had. Try as we may, there is still a cloud hanging ...

God is good all the time, but is He unwilling?

We have survived as a people by calling and leaning on God. Our God, the immanent God, the God who sent Jesus the Christ to us, has been our light, our life, our salvation and our hope. We have defined ...