Google bans payday and other predatory loan ads

By Charlene Crowell For more than a decade, broad-based coalitions at both the state and federal levels have united consumer advocates, labor, clergy, civil rights...

Gary makes list of top 100 small cities to start a...

The results of recent research through smallbusiness.com placed Gary, Indiana among the 100 best small cities in the U.S. to start a business. The study...

High workmen compensation premiums hurt Black Businesses

Op-Ed By Vincent Gilbert Conventional wisdom, says; “When White businesses have a cold, Black Businesses have the flu.” Black Businesses owners are hurt by Workman Compensation...

Smith, Bizzell & Warner Funeral Home names new General Manager

By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Smith, Bizzell and Warner Funeral Home has named a new General Manager who hails from Detroit, Michigan. That person...

Community Civility Counts receives international recognition

The Gary Chamber of Commerce recently announced its international recognition as the authors of the Community Civility Counts initiative. At a Capitol Hill ceremony...

How and why to hire a Veteran business Summit

By Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) will be hosting a Summit titled “How & Why to Hire a Veteran.”...

Small Business Program Expands

Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced three new partners have joined the city’s Small Business Opportunity Centers (SBOC) program, which now features 11 centers throughout...

CFPB, DOJ Seek Fair Lending for Consumers and Small Businesses

By Charlene Crowell As a country, America has historically short-changed its people of color in virtually every dimension of life: education, employment, housing, public accommodations...

The Harvard Club of Chicago holds 2016 Award Dinner

The Board of the Harvard Club of Chicago recently presented the Club’s Annual Award to Sarah Herda and Michelle T. Boone. The honor was...

A 5-Year plan to rebuild Black Wealth and Expand Homeownership

By Charlene Crowell While economists contend that the economic recession is over, the reality for much of Black America is starkly different. Racial disparities in...