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Stay on Track With a Budget Calendar

Stay on Track With a Budget Calendar

We track so many things using a calendar: meetings, appointments, trips, birthday reminders, social plans—why not our budget? A budget calendar is easily overlooked as a personal finance tool, but it offers a uniquely visual approach to your finances not always found in an app or spreadsheet. Read more…

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Black Nudity: Culture, Resistance, and Renaissance

Black Nudity: Culture, Resistance, and Renaissance

When you hear the word nudist, what do you think of? Do you imagine white hippies sun bathing in the nude at a secluded beach far, far away? Do you imagine those bodies being Black? Did you know a black nudist movement is a thing? Nudity, of course, is a natural thing to all humans,...

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‘Next Level Greatness’: Florida Father Surprises His Four Kids with ATM Business

‘Next Level Greatness’: Florida Father Surprises His Four Kids with ATM Business

There’s always something refreshing about hearing stories of Black people making moves in spaces that aren’t traditionally known as Africa-American pursuits, but one father took it a step further and brought his kids in on the business.  William Moxey, 34, better known as Moxey, has possessed an entrepreneurial spirit since he was a 12-year-old, and...

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Should You Get a Personal Loan or Use a Credit Card?

Should You Get a Personal Loan or Use a Credit Card?

As interest rates for personal loans tend to be lower than credit cards, you might wonder why people bother with credit cards at all? Personal loans have their own limitations, however, making them better suited for targeted spending—typically to fund unexpected expenses, home improvements, or to consolidate debt. Read more…

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Jomaree Pinkard: Cocktail Company Pushing a Conversation

Jomaree Pinkard: Cocktail Company Pushing a Conversation

During the pandemic small businesses and entrepreneurs have felt the stress of figuring out how to stay afloat.  Many have had to take out loans and think of all of the different ways to survive and save what they’ve spent so long managing. One of those entrepreneurs is Jomaree Pinkard of Hella Cocktail. Though the...

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Black-Owned Business Sproxte Partners with Atlanta Public Schools to Create Memorable Graduation Experience Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Black-Owned Business Sproxte Partners with Atlanta Public Schools to Create Memorable Graduation Experience Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Black-owned custom product and service company Sproxte is working to raise the standard in the printing and branding game while helping the Black community at the same time. Atlanta Public Schools partnered with Sproxte to bring their Fan Upload platform to 2020 graduates in an attempt to remain flexible and lean into technological alternatives to...

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How to Open a 529 College Savings Plan for Your Kid

How to Open a 529 College Savings Plan for Your Kid

As you’ve probably gathered, college is expensive—if you want your kid to attend a university or vocational school, the sooner you can start saving for it, the better. To do so, you’ll want to consider saving into an education-based investment known as a 529 plan. Read more…

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Blaxican: History and Significance of Blacks in Mexico

Blaxican: History and Significance of Blacks in Mexico

The transatlantic slave trade and the mass migration of Africans from sub-Saharan Africa started in the 15th century. And these movements led to the presence of black communities in most nations. Of course, Mexico isn’t exempted. There are a great number of black populations in Mexico, sometimes referred to as Blaxican.  Blaxican is a term...

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How a Howard University senior turned a family clothing business into his legacy Tahir Murray’s HBCU designs have been worn by NBA All-Star Chris Paul and NFL quarterback Cam Newton

How a Howard University senior turned a family clothing business into his legacy Tahir Murray’s HBCU designs have been worn by NBA All-Star Chris Paul and NFL quarterback Cam Newton

It was 1966 in the boroughs of Queens, New York. Ortner “Von” Murray had just immigrated from Trinidad and Tobago to provide a better life for himself and his family. His dream was to pursue a career in business. Almost 55 years later, his grandson Tahir H. Murray is following that same dream and has...

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How to Get Relief With Your Federally Backed Mortgages

How to Get Relief With Your Federally Backed Mortgages

To help homeowners facing expiring mortgage forbearance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced another extension of the eviction moratorium and availability of forbearance relief for federally-backed FHA, USDA and VA home loans to June 30, 2021. Additionally, borrowers in forbearance before… Read more…

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