When the Gary Chamber of Commerce holds its first monthly General Membership Luncheon of the new year the featured guest speaker will be Gary’s mayor. The Honorable Karen Freeman-Wilson will share her vision for the city in 2019, and give an overview on issues that will affect the City...
Peterson oversaw $8B in key CTA investments, including Red Line South reconstruction, Your New Blue, 95th Street Terminal Improvement projects  The Chicago Transit Board recently honored Chairman Terry Peterson for nearly 11 years of service to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and its customers. Chairman Peterson was originally appointed to...
Charlene Crowell
By Charlene Crowell The financial futures of more than 12 million federal and private student loan borrowers who collectively owe approximately $300 billion is at the crux of a lawsuit filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). CFPB is suing Navient Corporation and two of its subsidiaries for using...
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 minority entrepreneurs in Chicago’s South and West Sides. This investment includes $4 million from JPMorgan Chase to provide minority entrepreneurs with critical access to capital,...
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The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos recently announced their newest property, located on 166 acres of tribal trust land in northern Indiana and the first casino in the state of Indiana owned and operated by a Native American tribe, will open on January 16...
U-Haul Company of Indiana, Inc. announced that A-Caldwell’s Enterprises has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Gary community. A-Caldwell’s Enterprises at 6100 W. 5th Ave. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through...
By Kate Rooney, CNBC Facebook is reportedly working on a cryptocurrency for global payments. The social media giant plans to use a digital currency to focus on small payments in India, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. But it’s not using bitcoin. Instead, the tech giant reportedly plans to use a “stablecoin,” a digital...
By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. President & CEO National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2017 will mark the 190th anniversary of the Black Press in America. Since the first publication of Freedom’s Journal on March 16, 1827 in New York City, Black owned newspapers have been at the forefront of being...
By Santura Pegram Periodically, the philosophical side of me has often wondered how everyday life must've been for most people over one hundred, two hundred or even the years prior to that for those here in the U.S. and for countless others throughout the world. Sadly, what has also found...