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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...