Business & Money Big banks leaving poor neighborhoods
Big banks are leaving poor neighborhoods for more affluent ones, according to a report by Bloomberg News, and JP Morgan Chase bank is leading the way. They are forgoing branches for ATMs and online banking.
Updated Mar 22, 2019 - 3:13:06 PM
Business & Money Arkansas and Missouri voters approve minimum wage hike
Voters in Arkansas and Missouri crossed party lines to say “yes” to higher minimum wages for nearly one million workers. Citizens overwhelmingly voted in favor of higher paychecks, with 68 percent in favor in Arkansas and 61 percent in favor in Missouri.
Updated Nov 26, 2018 - 12:56:06 PM
Business & Money Inaugural ‘We Buy Black Convention’ in Atlanta Nov. 16-17
The inaugural We Buy Black Convention will be like no other! It’s time we clearly identify and remove our dollars from products and services that disrespect and devalue our community, replace them with reputable and amazing Black-owned brands, and rebuild the life and community we want to see.
Updated Nov 13, 2018 - 12:24:58 AM
Business & Money Grand Opening of The Black Mall, Nov. 1-3
The grand opening will highlight three days of sales, featured vendors, food and drink, performances and much more! Highlights will include a celebration Nov. 1 and a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 3.
Updated Nov 1, 2018 - 3:32:53 PM
Business & Money New bill introduced to crack down on bank overdraft fees
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently introduced legislation, to crack down on exploitative overdraft fees that banks charge consumers when they make a purchase or pay a bill but don’t have sufficient funds in their account.
Updated Aug 22, 2018 - 2:00:30 PM
National News Black coffee shops pulling in the green
The situation involving Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, two Black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for behaving like any other coffee shop patron would, outraged many in the Black community already fed up with the racial bias presently faced in daily life.
Updated May 2, 2018 - 9:50:41 AM