Category Archives: Money & Finance

150 Executives Commit to Fostering Diversity and Inclusion

Tim Ryan had been the United States chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers for about a week last year when five police officers in Dallas were killed by a sniper during a protest over police shootings of African-Americans in Minnesota and Louisiana. A company email to reassure the accounting firm’s employees drew a response that stayed with Mr.… Read More »

Black America Still Needs Black-Owned Banks

Citizens Trust Bank has had something to celebrate in its 95th year: continued relevance. As a gift of sorts for its nearly century-long existence as an institution in the black community, the community gave back to the bank with nearly $1 million in deposits – in just five days last July. The major influx of… Read More »

Why Student Loan Forgiveness is a Social Justice Issue

The budget proposal recently released by the Trump administration should greatly concern anyone who believes that higher education should be widely accessible, equitable, and premised on actualizing the American Dream. Two components pertaining to student loan repayment and forgiveness are particularly troubling: the first would lengthen to 30 years the mandatory repayment window before graduate… Read More »