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Opinion: The Church Must Educate On Finances

The Reverend David L. Chapman is the interim executive minister of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia and a member of the Master Your Card African-American Advisory Board. For generations, the Black church has unified, inspired and empowered African-Americans. And… Read More

African Americans and Banks: It’s Complicated

Unbanked. It’s how financial institutions refer to consumers who have no checking or savings account. Those who have an account and interact with payday lenders and other alternative financial services are called “underbanked.” There’s lots of research connecting unbanked and… Read More

Opinion: Shedding Light on Life in Financial Deserts

Clayola Brown is president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute and a member of the Master Your Card African American Advisory Board. “I don’t plan. I just hope.” These six words describe the challenges facing individuals and families who live… Read More