ECIER Foundation delivers entrepreneurial experience to area youth

ECIER Foundation hosts monthly workshops for students enrolled in their program that empowers and teaches innovation and entrepreneurship. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson shared valuable information on...

Is Congress representing the people or payday lenders?

By Charlene Crowell, Chicago Crusader Sometimes you just have to wonder what Members of Congress are thinking about. Consider the example of a bill known as...

Wall Street Project a Big Success for Rainbow PUSH

At the recent Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit, hundreds of experts from Wall Street, corporate America, sports, hip-hop, the religious community and...

INDOT Offers Scholarships, Jobs to Engineers in Training

The Indiana Department of Transportation is offering civil engineering scholarships of up to $3,125 per semester, and paid employment during summer breaks and upon...

Illegal debt collection crackdown continues with Collection Protection

By Charlene Crowell Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a national initiative, dubbed Operation Collection Protection, to further protect consumers from unlawful practices...

Agreement reached in NIPSCO’s proposal to modify electric rates

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) electric customers will see a lower rate increase than originally proposed in the company's pending rate case under...

Payday lending supporters attack CFPB, as RICO charges filed against top...

By Charlene Crowell For years deceptive and predatory lenders have bilked millions of trusting consumers from their hard-earned monies, while consumer advocates have fought back...

CHA dedicates fully renovated Jane Addams Resource Center

Officials from the Chicago Housing Authority today joined residents of the ABLA/Brooks Homes, Alderman Danny Solis, Amy Rule and area residents for the dedication...

Preying upon America’s working poor: Debt collectors

By Charlene Crowell  NNPA Columnist Despite consensus by economists that the economic recovery is well underway, many of America’s working poor, under-employed and unemployed people continue...

More than 40 years after fair credit laws, racial discrimination continues

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Each year observances and events offered in recognition of Black History Month offer opportunities for people of all colors and locales...