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The Willie Lynch Letter: History or Hoax?

The Willie Lynch Letter: History or Hoax?

Is the Willie Lynch Letter real or just another fictitious document about the African American slave experience? There have been various schools of thought about the authenticity of this letter purportedly written far back in 1712. For several decades now, the Willie Lynch Letter’s content has formed the basis for discussions at conferences and at...

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The Black Streak Kitchen App Will Change the Way Americans View Cooking and Nutrition

Do you consider yourself to be healthy? Statistics show that Type-2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity, is on the rise in America, especially among children. This alarming health trend, which disproportionately affects African-Americans, has led brothers Justin and Terry Raimey to invent the Black Streak Kitchen mobile app, which approaches cooking and nutrition education...

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What to Do if You Can’t Opt Out of This Year’s Payroll Tax Deferral

Image: Drazen Zigic (Shutterstock) Last month, Trump announced a new payroll tax deferral that puts a temporary pause on part of the taxes employees pay. The controversial order started on September 1 and says companies may stop collecting the 6.2% tax employees pay for Social Security. While many companies have already opted out, some employees...

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What to Do When You Can’t Afford Food

Image: Dragana Gordic (Shutterstock) As the pandemic continues to impact the nation, including almost 900,000 unemployment claims, families continue struggling to make ends meet. For many Americans, this may include the painful challenge of being unable to afford food. Advertisement The latest survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, with data from August 19 through August...

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Aubree Gordon: Speaking Up and Stacking Up

2020 is much different than what any of us were expecting. From the passing of one of our beloved basketball stars who made plays on and off the court, to a worldwide pandemic and to the injustices that black women, men and trans lives are facing day in and day out.  Many of us wonder...

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Should You Keep That Document or Shred It?

Should You Keep That Document or Shred It?

  Photo: Gemenacom (Shutterstock)     We all get a ton of junk in the mail, whether credit card applications, insurance packets, or a 60-page retirement fund report for the lingering 401(k) from a job you had 10 years ago. Thankfully, deciding what you need to keep and what you can safely shred is simple....

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What to Do If You Lose Your Wallet

What to Do If You Lose Your Wallet

  Photo: Dobo Kristian (Shutterstock)     Losing a wallet can be nerve-racking, but having a plan for replacing the contents of your wallet can help make it a minor headache instead of a disaster. If you have the luxury of time, the first thing you should do is also the most obvious: retrace your...

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Where to Get Relief if There Isn’t a Second Stimulus Check

Image: ungvar (Shutterstock) Last week, the Senate failed to pass the latest version of the Republicans’ stimulus bill, making it less likely we will see another relief package before the election. As CNN reports, Congress may now focus on passing a short-term bill to keep the government funded before the September 30 deadline. Advertisement This...

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