U.S. Sen Johnny Isakson praises Free File Tax Program

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga) joined community leaders in Atlanta Monday at The Center For Working Families to lend support for the IRS Free File, a service provided by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) organization that provides free tax ...

Blacks Are the Most Victimized by Consumer Fraud

Dorothy Pruitt, a 65-year-old African-American woman, said she paid $85,118.03 to Mark Steven Diamond, a Chicago area home repairman to tear down and build a new back porch.

Dark Money In Politics Threatens Black Interests

The explosion of “dark money” spent in the political system in the United States threatens racial equity in the United States making it harder for Blacks and other minorities to gain a foothold in the middle class and fully participate ...

The Crushing Weight of Student Loan Debt Hurts Us All

As the cost of higher education has risen, students and their families have increasingly turned to student loans to cover costs.

Blacks Still Shortchanged in Mortgage Market

Financial security can often feel like a tug of war with earnings and income on one side and the cost of living and debt on the other. Which side wins can determine whether a household is mired in insurmountable debt ...

Black Designer Lights Up GM

If you’re driving down a highway, street or tunnel anywhere in North America and you see the shimmering new headlights on the latest Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC or Buick approaching you, there’s a good chance you’re seeing the work of Martin ...

Congress Should be Ashamed of Push to Roll Back Discriminatory Protection in Auto Finance Industry Favors Bill to Stop Related CFPB Enforcement

When it comes to public policy, most citizens tend to think in terms of what government can accomplish on their behalf. Multiple civil rights laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act are but a few such examples.

Landed your first job? Tips for managing your money

Landing that first job out of college calls for a celebration. But when the party is over, it’s time to sit down and figure out how to make your money work for you.

Apple Music brings change to streaming, but is it enough?

When Apple launches its Apple Music streaming service at the end of June, it will affect things big and small in the music industry.

Q&A: Angela Bassett talks playing boss in 'Rainbow Six' game Time

Angela Bassett is taking on the mantle of “Six,'' the codename for the leader of the elite counter-terrorism group depicted in the video game series “Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six.''

Debt Collection Report Captures Horror Stories

A new report by the Center for Responsible Lending has revealed what many consumers have known for years.

BBB’s Smart Consumer Resolutions For 2015

Better Business Bureau urges you to protect yourself from most fraud and scams in 2015 and beyond, by adding a few “smart consumer” resolutions to your list.

Businesses cash in as women chase bigger butts

Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance of a rounder rump are selling out.

Black Businesses Face Familiar Struggles in Africa

As the United States pivots to strengthen economic ties with Africa, there’s a good chance that Black-owned businesses may be left behind because of to some of the same factors that limit their growth in America.

Drop in Black Homeownership Rate Double that of Whites

Each year the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University assesses the nation’s housing outlook. The recently-released The State of the Nation’s Housing in 2014 reveals that troubled housing areas remain in the midst of rising prices, higher interest ...