New York Community Bancorp to Acquire Flagstar Bancorp in $2.6B Merger

TROY, Michigan  — New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: NYCB) and Flagstar Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: FBC) have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which the two companies will combine in an all-stock merger valued at $2.6 billion. The new company will have more than $87 billion in assets and operate nearly 400 traditional branches in…

Trae Young’s 34 points, 11 assists lead Hawks past Pacers 129-117

ATLANTA, Georgia  — The Atlanta Hawks (31-26) were clicking on all cylinders with four players scoring 20+ in a 129-117 win over the Indiana Pacers (26-30) on Sunday. Atlanta improved to 17-6 under interim coach Nate McMillan. Trae Young led the Hawks with 34 points, 11 assists and 5 rebounds. Clint Capela finished with 25 points, 24…

Sweden extends general entry ban for foreigners without negative COVID test

STOCKHOLM, Sweden  — The Swedish Government has decided to extend the general entry ban for foreign citizens who cannot present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival in Sweden until May 31, 2021. A temporary ban on non-essential travel to the EU via Sweden, introduced following a call from the European Council and the European…

ENRICHHER Announces $5,000 Grant For Businesses Led by Women and Founders of Color

ATLANTA, Georgia — EnrichHER, the only digital platform that connects women and founders of color to capital, has announced the launch of the EnrichHER Small Business Grant for $5,000. Designed to boost various operations needs from purchasing new equipment to implementing a marketing campaign, the grant is now accepting applications from U.S.-based businesses owned by women…

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield represents the United States at the U.N.

NEW YORK, New York — Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield has a new role as the representative of the United States to the United Nations, America’s highest-profile diplomatic position after secretary of state. Thomas-Greenfield is the 31st person to lead the U.S. Mission to the United Nations since the mission’s creation in 1947 by an act of Congress….

Mastercard Spotlights Fintech Expert Dr. Roshawnna Novellus

ATLANTA, Georgia — EnrichHER CEO Dr. Roshawnna Novellus has been selected as a featured entrepreneur in a Mastercard campaign that aims to elevate the visibility of Black female business owners. Mastercard is spotlighting Black women-owned businesses as a vital part of our nation’s industries and is offering equitable financial tools, investment and partnerships to bring them into the digital economy….

76ers’ Doc Rivers, Utah’s Quinn Snyder named All-Star Game head Coaches

NEW YORK, New York  — The head coaches for the 2021 NBA All-Star game have been announced. Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers and his staff will coach Team Durant and  Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder and his staff will coach Team Lebron in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, March 7…

Harden leads Brooklyn Nets to its fifth straight win, beat Lakers 109-98

LOS ANGELES, California — Head Coach Steve Nash and the Brooklyn Nets picked up their fifth straight game with a 109-98 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Thursday. “Well the performances have been really solid, so really proud of the guys for their continued improvement and really just concentration, coming…