Baltimore-based Securityplus Federal Credit Union merges with Mount Lebanon to broaden opportunities at the faith based federal credit union

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Faith-based credit union Mount Lebanon Federal Credit Union (MLFCU) recently merged with Baltimore-based Securityplus Federal Credit Union (FCU) to provide its members with greater banking solutions. “Residents don’t have many opportunities where MLFCU’s location was to find other banking institutions, so we are now right in their neighborhood,”


The women behind the Black Press

By Nadira Jamerson, Word in Black In the past few years, we’ve seen Ida B. Wells — one of the most prominent journalists, anti-lynching activists, and women’s rights activists in history — finally get the recognition she deserves.  The Ida B. Wells Society was launched in 2016. In 2018, the New York Times belatedly ran


Statement from the National Bankers Association on Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank

Today, National Bankers Association (NBA) President & CEO Nicole Elam Esq. and Chairman Robert James  II released the following statement regarding Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank.   “In light of recent industry events, the National Bankers Association wants to assure consumers that your money is  safe with minority banks. Minority depository institutions are very


Let’s take they mystery out of menopause

By: Mylika Scatliffe, AFRO Women’s Health Writer There is a lot about menopause that is mysterious, but it doesn’t have to be a mystery. Most of the time when the average American thinks about menopause, they conjure images of a woman experiencing vasomotor symptoms of the condition – the hot flashes and the night sweats.