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...
Attorney General Kwame Raoul, along with a coalition of 25 attorneys general, submitted a comment letter opposing any effort by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to roll back or limit its Overdraft Rule. The rule permits banks to charge fees to consumers for overdraft services on ATM and...
By Sequoia Blodgett, Black Enterprise The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Hennessy have partnered up to launch of the Hennessy Fellows Program, a $10 million graduate scholarship initiative designed to equip the next generation of African American leaders through financial assistance, access, and real-world skill application. The Hennessy Fellows program is designed...
Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloud, President and CEO, Urban League of Northwest Indiana In this season of reflection and looking forward to a new year, I would like to extend our holiday greetings to all of the people of Northwest Indiana. It is our goal to continue working on those issues that affect...
Keynote speakers Donna Brazile and Dana Perino of Fox News will deliver a message of unity during the Indiana Chamber’s 30th Annual Awards Dinner, presented by Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, on November 7 in downtown Indianapolis. Brazile, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, has been a leading voice for...
Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently signed two executive orders to aid in the fight against COVID-19. One of the Executive orders, 20-14 extends the requirements for bars, nightclubs and restaurants to stay closed to dine-in patrons until April 6 at 11:59 p.m. They may continue to provide take-out and...
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...
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...
Charlene Crowell
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...
By BrEpic Communications As a young man growing up in a multi-generational family of 10 in a three-bedroom house at 103rd Street and Michigan, Shelton Banks never imagined one day he’d be CEO of a nonprofit — helping to give others who grew up like him access to the educational...