As part of an ongoing sponsored series on Black financial health, we are exploring the racial wealth gap, its impact on our community, and what’s being done to address it. In today’s column, we highlight the grand re-opening of the Chase Stony Island branch in the South Shore neighborhood,...
Biggest names in show biz, business, politics frequented Roberts’ establishments By Chinta Strausberg No matter who you talk to about legendary hotel pioneer Herman Roberts who passed at the age of 97 on Sunday, January 31, in Las Vegas, they all say the same thing, he was a “first-class act” who...
Proposed ordinance will ensure that hotel workers who lost their jobs during the pandemic, including older women workers, can return to their jobs once the guests return Chicago hotel workers are calling for a City policy to protect their right to return to work when the business resumes in the city. The...
As part of an ongoing sponsored series on Black financial health, we are exploring the racial wealth gap, its impact on our community, and what’s being done to address it. In today’s column, we focus our conversation on access to homeownership, with tips for interested readers on how to...
As part of an ongoing sponsored series on Black financial health, we are exploring the racial wealth gap, its impact on our community, and what’s being done to address it. In today’s column, we focus our conversation on access to entrepreneurship. We welcome your ideas and questions to be...
Goalsetter aims to narrow the wealth gap between Blacks and whites. By Christian Spencer, The Grio Black families could save money on Black Friday by using a Black-owned app called Goalsetter. Created by Tanya Van Court, Goalsetter.co is a financial literacy app geared for children and aimed at narrowing the wealth...
ABC 7 More people are expected to do their Black Friday shopping online this year due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Cyber Monday is also an option. If you're in that category, there's a new warning about scams you should know about. Steve Bernas of the Better Business Bureau said because Friday...
By Jobina Fortson, ABC7 News Facebook launched its "Buy Black Friday" initiative and a corresponding gift guide on Friday as a way to celebrate and support Black-owned businesses during the holiday season. The initiative is a part of a larger three-month "Season of Support" program to help small businesses impacted by...
OneUnited, the largest Black-owned bank in the country, revealed it has reached a customer milestone of 100,000 clients. By DeMicia Inman, TheGrio As the country’s largest Black-owned bank, OneUnited announced it has reached 100,000 customers across America. A press release cited recent efforts towards social justice activism supported by the bank as...
“This lack of fairness in the financial system is why we created Greenwood,” said the rapper. By NewsOne From leading initiatives designed to empower disenfranchised communities to his Netflix show Trigger Warning, rapper and activist Killer Mike has been a fierce advocate for Black economic empowerment and he is furthering his...