The Post: Bank merger fund could benefit western county

Communities in western Montgomery County that are home to low- and moderate-income potential borrowers for mortgage loans, small businesses with revenues of less than $1 million and selected non-profit organizations all are among those who may benefit from a three-year, $60 billion lending fund being assembled by two banks planning to merge this fall.

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NBC: As McConnell’s family shows, the legacy of slavery persists in most American lives

NBC, July 9, 2019: As McConnell’s family shows, the legacy of slavery persists in most American lives When Mitch McConnell confirmed Tuesday that his ancestors had owned slaves, he didn’t say whether he was surprised to learn about it from an NBC News report the day before. But historians, economists and other scholars say that few Americans should […]

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Forbes: District for the rich: Black-owned businesses fight for survival in gentrifying D.C.

Washington, D.C., has been declared the most gentrified city in the country, according to a study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. Beyond the more than 20,000 Black D.C. residents who have actively been displaced since 2000, drastic increases in commercial rent and property taxes are also forcing long-loved Black-owned businesses to close their doors.

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