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Getting married soon?
Monday, June 27, 2016
June marks the beginning of two busy seasons: summer and wedding season. With joyful expectation, many of us have already marked our calendars and started wrapping up our plans for the vacations, ceremonies and honeymoons. While the betrothed work out the details, Social Security wants to remind them about one detail: the “record” Social
 
Black banks struggle to survive, part 2
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand her now-legendary New Orleans restaurant. “I remember my husband going to a bank we used for years,” Chase, 93, said. “When we went to get a loan, we couldn’t ... This was in 1957, and we wanted to make the restaurant bigger. Then Liberty
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Thursday, June 23, 2016
BUSINESS LENDING City of Durham will offer a Small Business Lending seminar June 29, 6 to 8 p.m. at Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, first floor. Contact: Vincent Wingate at (919) 560-4180, ext. 17241. FRIENDS DOWNTOWN Friends of Downtown Chapel Hill will host its next meeting June 30, 9:30 a.m. at The Franklin Hotel, 311 W. Franklin St. Call (919)
 
M/I Homes opens Reserve at Brookhaven
Sunday, June 19, 2016
RALEIGH – M/I Homes has opened its newest community, Reserve at Brookhaven, in the heart of North Raleigh. This quiet community of only 40 homesites is nestled among towering pine trees. These new homes feature stunning Showcase Collection executive homes. The spacious 3,200 to 4,100-plus square foot designs showcase two to three story homes with
 
Where did the black banks go?
Saturday, June 18, 2016
America has half as many black-owned banks as existed 15 years ago. “People assume don’t know what they are doing,” said Alden McDonald, CEO of New Orleans-based Liberty Bank and Trust. “Put yourself in these shoes: We are located in communities in which all of the large banks have moved out of because it’s not profitable for
 
M&F Bank honors Flores, Mount Level MBC
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
DURHAM – M&F Bank celebrated the 2016 recipients of the M&F Bank Founders Award during last week’s annual meeting of shareholders. Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church, and Eleazar and Roselia Flores of the Flores Corporation were honored for their contributions. The annual award recognizes individuals or entities that embody the
 
Social Security benefits citizens outside the U.S.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Over half a million people who live outside the United States receive some kind of Social Security benefit. If you are a U.S. citizen, you may receive your Social Security payments outside the United States as long as you are eligible. When we say you are “outside the United States,” we mean you are not in one of the 50 states, the District of
 
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Getting married soon?

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Black banks struggle to survive, part 2

Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand