Matteson mayor successfully lures back Sam’s Club

Sheila Chalmers-Currin, village president of Matteson, IL recently welcomed the return of Sam’s Club to the village on January 17, 2019. The public will find...

CBC members join the call for Payday Lending Reform

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Within days of the October 7 deadline for public comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed payday rule, 104...

America must equalize access to homeownership and its wealth opportunities

By Charlene Crowell Although many American families have modest financial means, there is nothing small about their hopes. Owning a home has long been an...

Cook County Board honors Cliff Kelley for decades of service

By Chinta Strausberg The Cook County Board of Commissioners last week honored the iconic WVON radio talk show host Cliff Kelley for decades of contributing...

‘Chicago Girls Takeover’ honorees include Gary notables

Kelly Fair, founder and executive director, Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program is leading a “Chicago Girls Takeover” on Saturday, October 7 at Renaissance Bronzeville...

Volkswagen continues efforts to increase supplier diversity

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) As the Supplier Diversity Manager at the Volkswagen Group of America’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., Edkedsha Mathis said...

How to Make your Tax Return Work for You

By Delta Jones-Walker, Gary Crusader It’s tax season! For those who are anticipating a refund, it may seem like an unofficial Christmas. However, I strongly...

Diverse Christian Leaders Call Payday Lending Immoral, Demand Reform

By Charlene Crowell For more than a decade, state and local consumer advocates have challenged triple-digit interest rates on small-dollar loans like payday and car-title....

Spotlight: Pennie’s Tea

Local artisan tea brand Pennie’s Tea was among the local vendors selected by the new Englewood Whole Foods. The Englewood store made news not...

JPMorgan Chase expands Entrepreneurs of Color Fund

Building on the success of the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund in Detroit, JPMorgan Chase today announced an expansion of the fund’s model to support...