Monday, January 25, 2021
Attorneys with the Chicago Bar Association’s Call-A-Lawyer Program will be available to take calls from the public and offer legal advice on Saturday, May 16, as part of an ongoing legal public service program offered by the CBA. Calls will be accepted May 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at...
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana is looking to win the $100,000 grand prize in the Art Van Charity Challenge. After winning the challenge in 2018, Northwest Indiana Boys & Girls Clubs are looking to do it again this year! Held through the MightyCause platform, the Art...
Providing loans to help others since 1983 Illinois small businesses can tap into $250 million in low-interest bridge loans as soon as this week to help push through the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said March 23. The state treasurer’s office will make $250 million available to Illinois banks...
Opportunity Enterprises will host a free workshop on Special Needs Trusts the evening of Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. The workshop will serve as part of the organization’s Disability Resource Series. Taking place at OE’s main headquarters, 2801 Evans Ave. in Valparaiso, this workshop is presented by...
CFPB lawsuit settlement forces agency to collect data on credit access ByCharlene Crowell For much of Black America, access to fair and responsible credit has been an elusive promise. Whether as consumers seeking the pride of homeownership or businesses seeking to begin or expand, securing credit remains an age-old, arduous and...
Michael E. Schrage, CEO and Chairman of Centier Bank, recently announced the bank has temporarily closed all branch lobbies and in-store branches, limiting service to drive-up banking, in an effort to minimize social exposure during the global coronavirus threat. The decision was made following guidance and information from the Centers...
Marketing & publishing expert Carl West replaces former BUFI chairman, Greg Hinton Following the sudden death of its chairman, Greg Hinton, the Board of Directors of the Black United Fund of Illinois (BUFI) elected publishing and marketing expert, Carl West, as Chairman of the Board of BUFI. “I first want to...
By Jay Conner, The Root The Black dollar is big business. With $1.3 trillion in annual buying power, the influence we wield on the global economy is undeniable. Yet far too often, we’re unable to fully capitalize on our collective monetary might. Looking to break this cycle is OneUnited Bank—the largest...
Commitment to support immediate, reparative and transformative needs First Merchants Corporation, Indiana’s second largest financial services holding company, today announced a $1 million commitment to local nonprofit organizations supporting communities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The negative economic impact caused by this pandemic cannot be overstated, and First Merchants is...
This week, something happened that I prayed would NEVER come to pass. As founder of the Black Women’s Expo (BWe), the country’s largest and longest running exposition targeting Black women, I must inform thousands of supporters, exhibitors and sponsors that this year’s Expo has been cancelled. There. I said...