Cheers West Edition

CHEERS!

Saul E. Lankster II, an assistant professor of criminal justice and law at San Diego’s National University, has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, an honor that was first bestowed upon Gen. George Washington in 1776. Lankster was a “foot soldier” in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. Two weeks later, President Lyndon Johnson Read More…

Business West Edition

Black-owned banks still fighting to serve, thrive

SAN FRANCISCO – While many black communities still cope with the effects of the mortgage crisis and desperately need basic financial services, the nation’s black-owned banks are continuing to step up to serve those needs while struggling to stay relevant – and afloat – themselves, experts say. Black-run banks took a bigger hit from the Read More…