Business & Money

Payday loan ‘predators’ amid shutdown struggles

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

WASHINGTON—Anita Miller used to drive by the payday loan stores that littered the neighborhoods on her way to work and she pitied the people who had to use their services.... »

Change in financial aid form can halt missed opportunities

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Dec 14, 2018 - 1:33:30 PM

WASHINGTON—Each year, the federal government gives more than $122 billion in aid to undergraduate students, helping more than 17 million of them go to colleges and universities. »

Arkansas and Missouri voters approve minimum wage hike

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Nov 26, 2018 - 12:56:06 PM

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. »

Inaugural ‘We Buy Black Convention’ in Atlanta Nov. 16-17

by Final Call News | Nov 13, 2018 - 12:24:58 AM

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. »

Grand Opening of The Black Mall, Nov. 1-3

by Shop.TheBlackMall.com | Nov 1, 2018 - 3:32:53 PM

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. »

Working together at home and in business

by Janiah Adams -Contributing Writer- | Sep 18, 2018 - 4:13:58 PM

Artiium Arbyummi was dissatisfied with the direction his life was going in. He had a web design company that he’d upheld for years, but still wasn’t where he wanted to be. »

New bill introduced to crack down on bank overdraft fees

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Aug 22, 2018 - 2:00:30 PM

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. »

Black coffee shops pulling in the green

by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer- | May 2, 2018 - 9:50:41 AM

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. »

Legacy Men’s Boutique offers quality and service

by Tariqah Shakir- Muhammad -The Final Call- | Apr 26, 2018 - 1:38:22 PM

CHICAGO— Not far from the Harold Washington Cultural Center on 44th and King Drive is an avenue of flourishing Black-owned business including restaurants, bakeries and an art gallery. »

Black-owned mobile company making moves

by Tariqah Shakir- Muhammad -The Final Call- | Apr 26, 2018 - 1:31:19 PM

In collaboration with Daymond Garfield John, founder of the apparel company FUBU, entrepreneur and businessman Jonathan Nazeer recently launched the company’s mobile service. »

Young Black professionals, HBCU students join movement for homeownership, financial education

by Hazel Trice Edney | Apr 25, 2018 - 1:29:00 PM

The housing crisis that caused more than nine million people to suffer foreclosure and even homelessness due to the economic slump across the U. S. 10 years ago, has now fully recovered for everyone—except people of color—especially Black Americans. »

Major toy retailer goes out of business

by AP | Mar 20, 2018 - 2:14:46 PM

NEW YORK (AP)—The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords. »

Racism in car buying?

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Jan 24, 2018 - 5:11:00 PM

For two years Jason saved and worked on raising his credit score to buy the car of his dreams. He wanted a luxury sports car. He had a good job, money in the bank and the means of paying the note. »

America’s Richest 1 Percent Owns 40 Percent Of Country’s Wealth—Study

by RT.com | Dec 12, 2017 - 1:44:07 PM

America’s richest one percent own a whopping 40 percent of the country’s wealth, a new study has revealed. The finding marks a widening gap between rich and poor in the United States. »

More Proof Economic Discrimination Exists And Persists

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Oct 3, 2017 - 12:08:44 AM

Contrary to the widespread beliefs that Blacks have “made it” and have overcome economic discrimination, recent data from three studies show those beliefs are wrong. »

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New bill introduced to crack down on bank overdraft fees

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