News Articles, Press Releases


Unity National Bank, only black-owned bank in Texas, opens Atlanta branch The Houston Chronicle. April 4, 2018.

Cryptocurrency regulation is a job for Treasury The American Banker. February 22, 2018.

Understanding What an ICO Is And Why Government Wants to Regulate It CoinDol. Sept 18, 2017.

SEC takes jab at startups while leaving the big banks alone The American Banker. July 31, 2017.

Why #BankBlack Falls Short The American Banker. January 5, 2017.

How Trump Won LinkedIn. November 9, 2016.

What’s Next if Payday Loans Go Away? Morning Consult. September 7, 2016.

Black-owned Banks are disappearing at An Alarming Rate Fusion. August 17, 2016.

What Can Be Done to Save Black-Owned Banks? The American Banker. August 8, 2016.

Black-owned banks see surge in deposits The Boston Globe. September 10, 2016.

Why New Orleans's Black Residents Are Still Underwater After Katrina. The New York Times. August 18, 2015.

Presentation at Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce Sparks Successful Crowdfunding Legislation. The Dallas Weekly. August 18, 2015.

The country's last black-owned banks are in a fight for their survival. The Washington Post. February 13, 2015.

To Stop Next Crisis, Make S&P Own Up to Fraud in Settlement. The American Banker. February 9, 2015.

'Minority' Bank Designation Has Become Meaningless. The American Banker. July 1, 2013.

'Appeals Court Ruling in Citi Case Is a Gift to Big Banks. The American Banker. June 9, 2014.

Industrial Bank, D.C.'s last African American-owned bank, receives $1M investment. The Washington Post. October 6, 2013.

New Crowdfunding Site Supports Black Entrepreneurs. Black Enterprise. Posted: 04/19/2013 01:30 PM EDT.

Commentary: Crowdfunding can provide new financing option for minority firms. The Washington Post. June 3, 2012.

Bank Nurtures Asian Roots. The Wall Street Journal. October 10, 2011.

Commentary: New law a boon for women- and minority-owned firms. The Washington Post. June 5, 2011.

Black-Owned Banks Struggle To Stay Out Of The Red. HuffPost Black Voices. Posted: 08/22/2011 4:59 pm EDT.

Carver Federal Savings on the brink. Crains New York Business. April 3, 2011.

Colony, Cogsville Team Up in FDIC Asset Sale. The Wall Street Journal. July 14, 2010 12:01 a.m. ET.

For Minority Firms, Crisis Opens Doors. The Wall Street Journal. May 22, 2009 12:01 a.m. ET.

The First Bank Failure of 2008. US News and World Report. January 28, 2008

Worries on 3 Black-Owned Lenders in New Orleans. Executives dismiss failure speculation; consolidation possible. American Banker Newspaper. Tuesday, December 13, 2005

A Bank Rebuilds - Tellers Are on the Front Line of the Recovery in New Orleans. The New York Times. November 5, 2005.

Pan Pacific bets on Asian community. The Oakland Tribune. October 26, 2005.

OneUnited Inner-City Program. The American Banker. Friday, September 30, 2005.

Returns Better, Growth Still Strong at Minority Banks. The American Banker. Wednesday, September 21, 2005.

Black-Owned Banks Emerge as Dealmakers - Loosening up at risk-averse institutions. The American Banker Newspaper. Monday, August 4, 2003. John Reosti.

The Wealth of Possibilities - Black-Owned Bank Draws Big Names, With Bigger Plans. By Krissah Williams Washington Post Staff Writer. Monday, September 29, 2003; Page E01.

A Shaky Pillar in Harlem. Black-Owned Carver Bank Is Resistant to Profitability and Change. The New York Times, Sunday, July 11, 1999. Page C-1. Story by Leslie Eaton.

FDIC Shuts People's National Bank of Miami Florida, Boston Bank of Commerce buys deposits. From the FDIC, 9/10/99.

FDIC Shuts Minority Bank: Victory State Bank, Columbia, S.C.; Black Group Buys Deposits. March 30, 1999. Article by Scott Barancik, American Banker Newspaper.

Carver, Boston Bank of Commerce in merger fight. From News reports.

Black Banks Gaining Strength, CNN, October 16, 1997.

Magic Johnson, Janet Jackson Buy Founders National Bank.

Minority Bond Firm Falls Apart (Grigsby Brandford) Associated Press Wire Story. October 2, 1996.

Embattled S.F. Firm loses big players (Grigsby Brandford) The San Francisco ExaminerWednesday, October 2, 1996. Page A1. San Francisco, CA.

Shifting Gears: Minority Banks must retool to meet today's business needs. Entrepreneur Magazine. September, 1996. Page 22.

Minority Banks are on the Rise. Hispanic Business Magazine.May, 1996. Page 15.

How Tiny MetroBank Wins Big by Catering To an Ethnic Marketplace. The Wall Street Journal. Monday, January 15, 1996. Page A1. New York, N.Y.

FANNIE MAE'S COMMITMENT TO THE DISTRICT. The Washington Post. Feb. 22, 1995. Washington, D.C.

Fannie Mae To Build Up Charity Unit. The Washington Post. Thursday, December 28, 1995. Page A1. Washington, D.C.

Plan to Sell Black Bank to White One Stirs Protests in Chicago. The Wall Street Journal Monday, November 13, 1995. Page A1. New York, N.Y.

Churches Boost Inner-City Aid, Insist on Results. The Wall Street Journal. Friday, August 21, 1992. Page B1. New York, N.Y.

In Offbeat CRA Plan, Shareholders Would Bet Against Better Ratings. The American Banker. April 5, 1994. Page 5. New York, N.Y.

Profit From Debt: The Black Enterprise Fixed Income Roundtable. Black Enterprise Magazine. April 1995. Page 80. New York, N.Y.

Conversion Putting Carver Under Pressure to Perform. Crain's New York Business. Monday, September 26, 1994. Page 16.

Minority-Owned Banks Seek Boosts From Big Rivals. The Wall Street Journal. Wednesday, December 16, 1992. Page C2.

On the Line. Investment Dealers' Digest March 20, 1995. Page 14. New York, N.Y.

Fed Study Challenges Claims of Loan Bias. The American Banker. January 25, 1995. Page 1. New York, N.Y.

A Wall Street Achiever, He's Not of The Warring Tribes. The International Herald-Tribune.Monday, July 25, 1994.

Independent Bankers Get Big-Name Help. The Wall Street Journal. Thursday, May 12, 1994. Page B1.

Black Bankers Seek Broader Market. The New York Times. Monday, September 4, 1993. Page 33. New York, N.Y.

Minority Banks Seen Lagging in CRA Arena. The American Banker. August 20, 1993. Page 1. New York, N.Y.

Good Bank, Bad Bank; Grading the Minority Lending of NationsBank, First Union. The Washington Post.Monday, July 12, 1993. Washington Business Section. Washington, D.C.

How to Fight Mortgage Discrimination and Win. July 1993. Black Enterprise Magazine. Page 48.

Black-Owned Investment Banks Gain Ground Even as Big Fees Prove Elusive. The Wall Street Journal. Wednesday, November 18, 1992. Page C1.

William Michael Cunningham


  • B.A. (Economics) , MBA (Finance), A.M. (Industrial Organization)