Friday, March 5, 2021
City Treasurer Conyears-Ervin partners with Operation Hope to provide advice and resources “Even in the difficult times, it is essential to take control of your finances – in fact it’s the time you need planning the most,” says Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin. To help Chicagoans not only weather...
The office of the Calumet Township Trustee will close Tuesday, December 1 and re-open Monday, December 7 to allow for a thorough deep cleaning of the facility at 610 Connecticut Street in Gary. Reduced office hours will begin on Monday, December 7 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The...
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...

Money is Not Apolitical

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry Alford III Why Coinbase Should Evolve Its Mission Show me a company where people can be heard and respected for their differences and I’ll show you a team that will go through walls together. Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong, recently published a post, “Coinbase is a mission focused company,”...
I can’t tell you how many times I hear clients complain about how tired they are of working and how they wish that time would speed up to retirement. For decades, the norm has been to stay in the workforce until at least age 65, and then retire. Who...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry Alford III On the verge of electing a new President, many, mostly white liberal Americans, are voicing disappointment, shock, and disbelief that nearly 50 percent of their fellow citizens voted for a ticket that promotes anti-Black racism, sexism, and xenophobia, to name a few societal issues...
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...
Building self-esteem through positive representation is an important part of raising healthy children. Simone Edmonson established Dreams and Jammies LLC, an Atlanta-based company, to play a key role in transforming how children of color see themselves uniquely portrayed in their sleepwear as they drift off into their heavenly dreams. Company founder...
In partnership with JPMorgan Chase, the Crusader is launching a series that focuses on the growing racial wealth gap, the causes behind it and what needs to be done to ensure that people in all communities can thrive. In the weeks ahead, this column will provide a mix of...