ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As part of the Bush Administration's promotion of February 2008 as National African-American History Month, NCUA pointed to its role in helping credit unions offer services and economic support to African-American communities around the nation.

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"As we celebrate National African-American History Month by honoring the many important accomplishments of African-Americans throughout our nation's rich history, I appreciate the pro-active role credit unions are playing in empowering African-American communities, particularly in the area of financial literacy and homeownership," stated NCUA Board Chair JoAnn Johnson.

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NCUA cited its work with the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund, which, the agency said, helped credit unions working in primarily African American communities have a positive impact.

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