Here’s How One Couple Paid $200K Of Debt In 5 Years By First Addressing Their Money Hang-Ups | Forbes

Ryan Derousseau, Forbes In order to pursue financial independence, first Julien and Kiersten Saunders had to address the psychological barriers they had when it came to spending and saving money. JULIEN & KIERSTEN SAUNDERS. Featured Image Where Julien and Kiersten Saunders live in Atlanta, GA, they have multiple options for grocery shopping. There’s the high-end […]

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A.L. Lewis: Florida’s first black millionaire remembered | NBC News

By Associated Press, NBC News Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole. Featured Image FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — They called him Fafa. A.L. Lewis loomed large in the Jacksonville childhood of great-granddaughter Johnnetta Betsch Cole and her two siblings. With only an elementary school education, he helped found the Afro-American Life Insurance Co. in 1901 and became Florida’s […]

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The Racist History of Tipping | Politico

Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, Politico An illustration of the interior of a Pullman dining car. | Library of Congress. Featured Image This week, the House of Representatives will have a chance to end a pernicious legacy of slavery. Lawmakers will vote on the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the minimum wage […]

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Bank of America Launches $5 Billion Home Loan Assistance Program | BlackPressUSA

Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, BlackPressUSA NNPA NEWSWIRE — The new Bank of America program includes down payment and closing cost assistance; innovative low down payment mortgages; grants that can be applied to non-recurring closing costs; a national network of lending professionals; easy-to-understand financial education tools; strategic partnerships with real estate professionals; and a […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Revisits the Case for Reparations | The New Yorker

By The New Yorker, The New Yorker YOUTH & FAMILIES DETERMINED TO SUCCEED. Featured Image It’s not often that an article comes along that changes the world, but that’s exactly what happened with Ta-Nehisi Coates, five years ago, when he wrote “The Case for Reparations,” in The Atlantic. Reparations have been discussed since the end […]

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‘I Had to Invest In Myself’: Serena Williams Becomes First Athlete Named on World’s Richest Self-Made Women List | Atlanta Black Star

Kiersten Willis, Atlanta Black Star Women working at sewing machines in factory. Pic credit: Sleek Garments Export Ltd. Featured Image Aboriginals in Australia who were stripped of land rights should be compensated for “spiritual harm”, a landmark ruling by Australia’s High Court said on Wednesday. The court ruled that the Ngaliwurru and Nungali peoples from […]

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Now the Richest Black American, He’s Also One of America’s Biggest Philanthropists | Inside Philanthropy

Ade Adeniji, Inside Philanthropy Throughout most of my (still relatively) young writer’s lifetime, Oprah Winfrey loomed large as the pinnacle of black American financial success. The 64-year-old Oprah recently denied presidential bid rumors on the heels of a rousing speech, and stars in the new Disney film A Wrinkle in Time, opening this week. Oprah […]

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HBCU Money’s 2019 African American Owned Bank Directory | HBCU Money

Travis Loller, Associated Press, HBCU Money Dr. James Hildreth dissects a frog Friday, March 29, 2019, with seventh grader Keyshawn Walker at the Haynes Middle Health/Medical Science Design Center in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Travis Loller). Featured Image NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of African-American men entering medical school hasn’t budged since the late 1970s, […]

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