By Charlene Crowell For more than a decade, state and local consumer advocates have challenged triple-digit interest rates on small-dollar loans like payday and car-title. To their combined credit, 14 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to limit interest and fees to about 36 percent. Despite these successful...
“This lack of fairness in the financial system is why we created Greenwood,” said the rapper. By NewsOne From leading initiatives designed to empower disenfranchised communities to his Netflix show Trigger Warning, rapper and activist Killer Mike has been a fierce advocate for Black economic empowerment and he is furthering his...
Chicagoland new-car dealers are once again on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families. On Saturday, July 13, Webb Hyundai Merrillville and Webb Hyundai Highland are firing up the grill to host a community fundraising event with food and fun for all...
In mid-May employees of First Merchant’s Bank dressed “casual for a cause.” As part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Blue Jeans for Blue “Club” Doors, employees paid a small fee to wear Blue Jeans on Friday, May 17. By wearing Blue Jeans, employees raised $450 which...
Laini Fluellen Charities, Inc. is keeping a promise to support new treatment options for triple negative breast cancer by raising funding and investing locally. Board Chair Diane Artis and Board Member Ed Williams, PhD, presented a $10,000 check February 26 to the Community Cancer Research Foundation in Munster. Laini Fluellen...
By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. President & CEO National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2017 will mark the 190th anniversary of the Black Press in America. Since the first publication of Freedom’s Journal on March 16, 1827 in New York City, Black owned newspapers have been at the forefront of being...
More than ever, businesses and consumers need to start with trust COVID-19 has put more stress on consumers and businesses than ever before, and scammers are still using every ruse they can to swindle people. There are multiple factors, including stay-at-home orders, quarantines, COVID-19, and scams, that could lead to...
The City of Gary’s Open Air Permits and Accessible Parking Permits previously available through the Public Works Department will now be available in the city’s Finance Department located at City Hall on the first floor. The permit on-line application will continue to be available on the City’s/Public Works website...
Advanced technology to capture high-quality, actionable data in support of system modernization In an effort to continually improve service to its customers, NIPSCO announces the use of advanced drone technology to help the company identify deficiencies that need to be repaired and maintained throughout its energy infrastructure. Drone technology is a...
The Katie Hall Educational Foundation, Inc. now has on sale several Holiday merchandise items for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Law Observance on Monday, January 21, 2019. The “H.R. 3706 All Occasion” Greeting Cards, the “U.S. Representative Katie Hall at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Law Signing...