Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) speaks from the podium about The Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act. Waters is flanked by (from let-right) Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn); Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.); and Al Green (D-Texas)

Rep. Waters seeks to protect consumers with “Megabank” bill

By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — In an effort to rein in financial institutions that have track records for harming consumers, Rep. Maxine

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By Christopher G. Cox Contributing Writer Since it was passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has enabled thousands of low- and moderate-income families—many

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By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — A new report detailing the record-setting spending power of African-American women has further buoyed the confidence of Black female entrepreneurs, who said the ...
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Local food affair raises funds to support local farmers
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New financial center aims to close racial wealth gap
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Port of New Orleans wants to clean up its brownfields
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