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Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement Tuesday, January 24, after Bank of America stopped offering free checking accounts benefitting low-income customers, who must now pay monthly fees to maintain their accounts. Such a move adversely impacts poor and minority consumers, who are…

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One Bank of America worker is out of a job this morning. Christine McMullen Lindgren, who worked at a branch in Atlanta Georgia, was recently fired from the financial institution for sharing a racist post on Facebook. The trouble for Lindgren, 57, began with her racist rant where she spoke so vilely of Black people,…

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Bank of America’s Museums on Us offers free weekend access to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit cardholders in Atlanta. The program’s mobile site (http://museums.bankofamerica.com) gives customers access to the full list of markets and museums on-the-go. Bank of America believes the arts have a unique ability to connect people and communities,…

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Pamela McElvane, publisher and CEO of Diversity MBA Magazine, is bringing to light the diversity crisis in corporate America and what top companies are doing to combat the sometimes unconscious bias that robs companies of doing what’s best for business. McElvane says, “It’s about being aware of the diversity issue and finding intentional solutions —…

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Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas, president of the Atlanta Technical College, celebrated members of the business community and their work on Friday, April 18.  They also recognized their sponsors and donors for their continued support. The  2014 Bridge Builders recipients included Mary Brock, co-owner of the WNBA Atlanta Dream; Cheryl Lomax, senior VP global marketing and…

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  The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light,  in partnership with Bloomberg LP, recently announced the results of The Civic 50, the first comprehensive scorecard of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to positively impact the quality of life in the communities they serve. “NCoC is proud to be part…

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Project Row Houses recently announced the receipt of a $20,000 housing grant from Bank of America. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is awarding $22 million in grants to nonprofits that build and rehab affordable housing, offer foreclosure prevention services, homeowner counseling and provide other services intended to revitalize neighborhoods and help working families find…

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Shanyna Isom is a 28-year-old beautician and former University of Memphis pre-law student whose story has gone viral in the last few days. Rolling out will provide in-depth coverage on Shanyna, her unique disease and how we can support her through this difficult time.  Let’s first understand what happened to Shanyna. Shanya has developed a…

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“Downtown Atlanta is bustling with activity as people are walking more,” states Camille Russell Love, director of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. “They walk to lunch, to meetings and to join friends and family for arts and entertainment activities.  It’s routine to encounter visitors from around the globe on our downtown streets. And Atlanta…

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Detroit – We should all be as lucky as Ronald Page who hit a wind fall at Bank of America when the banking institution accidentally changed the status on his account allowing him to make unlimited ATM cash overdraft withdrawals. The 55-year-old Page, took advantage of what should have been a God send, and over…

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Did you know that you can get free general admission to museums, zoos, science centers, botanical gardens, and aquariums the first weekend of every month with your Bank of America credit or debit card? That’s right. More than 150 cultural institutions participate in this monthly opportunity to inspire cardholders. Now in its 15th season, Museums…

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It’s been an amazing 41-year career ride for Geri Thomas, Bank of America’s Atlanta market president, state president of Georgia and senior vice president of diversity and inclusion. As chief strategist for the banking institution’s diversity and inclusion efforts, Thomas envisions her legacy to be one that actuates a mind-set “where [associates] believe that diversity…

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With the recent turmoil and the instability of the global marketplace, many U.S. banks have been able to weather storm but just barely. In both Europe and the United states the picture is the same: banks and investors versus the common man and homeowners, or banks and investors versus the nation. In the United States,…

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