Last Friday, small businesses won a significant victory when Congress announced that interchange fees associated with transactions involving debit and credit cards would be regulated by the Federal Reserve.
Blog — Economic Opportunity
New initiative to influence change in the banking industry, prevent unfair mortgage lending practices, and promote sustainable homeownership in historically disadvantaged communities.
Twenty-five years after the publication of “Slipping Through the Cracks,” a precursory search of the literature suggests that little research has been done examining the socio-economic status of black women.
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous made an appearance on MSNBC's The Ed Show on Tuesday, March 23rd. Earlier in the week, Fox News commentator Glenn Beck mocked the idea that Dr. Martin Luther King may have been in Memphis for a labor battle when he was assassinated. Jealous set the record straight on King's history and explained why labor rights and civil rights remain inseparable. Watch the Video
The housing crisis of the 21st century devastated communities across the United States and the foreclosure rate skyrocketed to alarming numbers. Americans throughout the country either experienced the economic downtown indirectly or directly, but the African American community fared worse than any other racial group and are facing great challenges in regaining economic security even as the economy and labor market begins to recover.
NAACP Units from across Wisconsin marched to the State Capitol Feb. 26, 2011 to participate in a rally in solidarity with Wisconsin’s public employees and support the rights of all employees to collectively bargain.
A few weeks ago I attended the United Auto Workers Region 9A 18th Annual Civil Rights Award Recognition dinner in Hartford, Connecticut.
Tonight, as I sat in the audience while President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address, I listened intently. But I also watched — and what I saw was just as powerful as everything that I heard.
The problem of global youth unemployment has reached historic heights. In 2009, unemployment for individuals between the ages of 16-24 increased by almost 7 million.
Since the 19th Century, African-American-owned banks have played a vital role in the economic development of our communities.
This week, it was revealed that critical errors made by Jeffrey Stephan, the leader of an Ally Financial may have caused people in as many as 23 states to be "illegally driven" from their homes.
Today, the Senate is expected to vote on the financial reform bill. If it passes, it will introduce the nation to a package of sweeping regulations that will offer more consumer protection and industry supervision than has been provided in decades.
Inspired by Convention? Of course you are! You will return to your community with a renewed sense of commitment to fighting for civil rights and equality. But you might need a road map for advocating on the issues that affect your community.
Public opinion is loaded with divisive rhetoric that suggests that undocumented immigrants are taking "black" jobs-low wage occupations in domestic, agricultural and other industries requiring manual labor.
Joblessness is already having a debilitating impact on virtually every community in the United States. And as is often the case, when life gets tough for America as a whole, it becomes devastating for black Americans.