Yordanos Asmelash Haile, Asmara Cafe

Asmara Cafe specializes in traditional brewed Eritrean and Ethiopian coffee and food such as chicken kilwa, foule and sambusas. Owner Yordanos Asmelash Haile is a first-generation American having immigrated to the U.S. from Eritrea in East Africa. She aims to highlight her cultural flavors through the menu at her coffee shop.

Increasing Transparency in Fintech Takes the State in Congressional Hearing

On July 13, 2022 the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations held a hearing titled: “Fintech and Transparency in Small Business Lending.” Fintech is the technology and innovation that are changing the way banking and lending are done. Traditional loans from traditional banks take weeks to complete, not hours

Economic Opportunity Coalition

Last week, the White House announced the Economic Opportunity Coalition, a solid step to help underserved communities. The federal government and a coalition of 24 companies and foundations are aligning historic investments in underserved communities. The EOC members have made significant commitments across each of its four focus areas, including a number of investments since