Financial Literacy

BancorpSouth Bank and WDIA 1070 Radio are collaborating on a series of radio programs to help consumers have a better understanding of the home-buying process. The series will be a part of WDIA’s “Ask The Experts” show, moderated by radio...
Numerous new contracting opportunities in the works through city, county and quasi-governmental agencies were detailed Thursday during the 4th annual “We Mean Business Symposium and Luncheon” hosted by the City of Memphis Office of Business Diversity & Compliance. Held at...
BET announces it will broadcast a new primetime news special examining student loan debt and its disproportionate impact on African American students. The special is the first nationally-televised hour-long town hall aimed at the hot button student loan crisis....
It was an unusually busy day at Trezevant Savings Bank in Frayser. And if you’re wondering why you’ve never heard of that financial institution before, it’s because it’s in a school, and it’s run by students. Wednesday was a “grand...
“Incredible and startling,” is how Daphne McFerren labels gaps in income, housing and healthcare faced by minorities through systemic exclusion. McFerren, executive director of the Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis, opened an event on...
NNPA NEWSWIRE — The Community Reinvestment Act was enacted in 1977 as a direct response to redlining, an unethical practice whereby banks and other lending institutions made it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for residents of poor, inner-city communities to borrow money, get a mortgage, take out insurance or access other financial services. Redlining did not take into consideration an individual’s qualifications or creditworthiness.