The money behind #BlackLivesMatter: A case for #BankBlack

Written by Sabrina Terry, NCRC and Stephone Coward, BankBlackUSA #BlackLivesMatter is more than ensuring the physical safety of Black lives, it is about ensuring equity for Black people across social and economic spectrums. For generations, Black Americans have struggled to have fair and equitable access to financial services. This has thwarted their ability to be […]

Veriheal Founders Find Ways to Thrive in Conservative Banking Industry

My career in banking has exposed me to the many types of businesses that come into the bank to establish relationships. I learned that access to the full suite of banking products undeniably impacts a business’s growth potential. What can be more challenging is being a business in an industry that banks have historically considered […]

OneUnited’s support of Blackout Day 2020

Here we are again.  Two unarmed black men, George Floyd and Ahmad Aubrey; and an unarmed black woman, Breonna Taylor, were murdered. All violent and heartbreaking, their deaths have reopened a wound that the passing of time would try to make us numb and blind to. An injury that has never been treated and healed. […]

Oops. Did a pandemic expose that?

Welp! It looks like COVID-19 (The Coronavirus) has caught the world with its slip showing — especially the United States. This pandemic is bringing the American economy to a stand still, and an increasing number of people are giving American Capitalism the BIGGEST side-eye. Rightfully so. Talking heads have been “Capitalist-splaining” (Yeah, I am still […]

Another One…

Another One… Another one’s gone. Another bites the dust. The candidates running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States are dropping like flies. I know it was expected; the whole point of the primary is to whittle the large field down until you have the “best” candidate, but I wasn’t expecting the […]

Consequences of Financial Inequities

Photo Credit: Wikipedia There are many consequences to financial inequities that burdened underserved communities, but chief among them is The Racial Wealth Gap. You have probably heard these words, The Racial Wealth Gap or Racial Wealth Divide, a lot if you have been following the election this cycle. With a healthy helping of cynicism, I […]

A Political Black Agenda

The Black Vote Major news organizations spend hours conducting post-election political autopsies analyzing how much of the American demographic each candidate received. They make a special effort to focus on the black vote. The media dissects polls showing how much black support candidates have leading up to election day and how much of the black […]

Black Wealth 2020

NYC— Black business and community leaders came together to tackle issues that have historically impacted the black community’s efforts to achieve and pass on generational wealth. Their efforts birthed The Black Wealth 2020 Movement (BW 2020)— their charge: “to significantly increase the number of black homeowners, strong black-owned businesses and deposits in black banks.” BW2020 […]