| June 2 2023

Keeping Your Summer Sneaky Link a Secret

Ah, the sultry embrace of summer—a season brimming with adventure, warmth, and the tantalizing pursuit of romantic connections. Yet, amidst this vivid tapestry of fleeting liaisons, one clandestine concept reigns supreme: the “sneaky link.” The hidden nature of these summer encounters adds an extra

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| May 31 2023

Wealth Building Moves Everyone in Their 30s Should Make

Strategies to Secure a Strong Financial Future and Foster Long-Term GrowthSo, there are these financial advisors on social media, going around giving crazy advice like LLC this, LLC that. Honestly, 90% of what they say on “LLC Twitter land” is totally far-fetched and sounds like a load of baloney. B

| May 26 2023

Black-owned Liquors to Buy this Weekend

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, a time of remembrance and celebration, let us also take the opportunity to support and honor the achievements of Black-owned spirits companies. This holiday weekend presents the perfect occasion to raise a glass of exceptional, handcrafted spirits while acknowled

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| May 24 2023

The Aftermath of Failed Debt Ceiling Negotiations – How it Affects Your Pocket

If you have been tracking the news lately, you must have heard about the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations, which seems to be a hot topic for the lawmakers. The current situation regarding the US debt ceiling isn’t good, and we’re on the brink of experiencing the failure of these negotiations betwee

| May 22 2023

8 Affordable Date Ideas in DC

Planning a romantic date doesn’t have to break the bank, especially in the vibrant and culturally rich city of Washington, D.C. From picturesque parks to captivating museums, the nation’s capital offers a plethora of affordable and charming options for couples to enjoy quality time together. Expensi

| May 19 2023

Pilates: Are You Missing Out?

If you’re searching for a workout that will reshape your body, boost your flexibility, and take your fitness game to new heights, look no further than Pilates. This transformative exercise system, pioneered by the incredible Joseph Pilates, is more than just a passing trend—it’s a lifestyle that wil

| May 15 2023

7 Fabulous Black-Owned Swimsuit Brands You Need to Know

In celebration of diversity and empowerment, we present a list of 7 incredible black-owned swimsuit brands that deserve recognition. These brands not only create stunning swimwear pieces but also contribute to the promotion of inclusivity within the fashion industry. From vibrant designs to inclusiv

| May 10 2023

It’s Not Too Late to Hit Your Summer Body Goals

As the warm weather approaches, many people start to think about their summer body goals. While it may seem like mid-May is too late to start working towards those goals, it’s actually a good time to get started. With a little bit of dedication and some expert advice, you can still achieve your desi

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| May 8 2023

Money Habits We Must Unlearn

Money management is a crucial life skill that everyone should learn to master. However, when it comes to Black Americans, there are specific money habits that must be unlearned. These habits have been passed down from generation to generation and have contributed to the wealth gap that exists in Ame

| May 3 2023

Here’s How to Spice Up The Bedroom

As sexual beings, we are constantly seeking new and exciting ways to satisfy our desires and explore the depths of our sensuality. However, if you find yourself caught in a cycle of uninspired intimacy, it may be time to spice things up a bit. The good news is that there are countless ways to reigni

| May 1 2023

Ways to Protect Your Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we want to highlight its importance in the Black community. Taking care of our mental health is just as important as taking care of our physical health. With the fast-paced world we live in, it can be easy to overlook the importance of our mental well-being.

| April 26 2023

800 Credit Score or $500K Cash?

The debate over which is more valuable – an impeccable 800 credit score or a hefty sum of $500,000 in cash – is a complex one. While both options present an array of possibilities, the question remains: which one could ultimately provide a greater sense of accomplishment?With an 800 credit score, th

| April 24 2023

DC’s Most Beautiful Brunch

Alright, here’s the tea: when it comes to brunch, DC reigns supreme. You’ve got a ton of options each week, but there’s one spot that has it all: DC’s newest and most beautiful brunch. Let’s start with the Mayflower Restaurant – two stories of pure aesthetic bliss. Trust us; you haven’t seen beauty

| April 12 2023

How to Spot and Remove Toxic People From Your Life

Toxic people can be a major source of stress, negativity, and even harm in our lives. They can drain our energy, undermine our self-confidence, and hold us back from reaching our full potential. That’s why it’s crucial to learn how to spot toxic people and remove them from our lives. In this article

| April 5 2023

How to Navigate Ending Your Cuffin’ Season Relationship

As the weather starts to warm up and, spring flowers begin to bloom, and brunch & day party season approaches, many people may find themselves rethinking their “cuffin’ season” relationships because outside is calling. Cuffin’ season, the time of year where people seek out temporary relationships to

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| March 31 2023

If You Don’t Do This, You’re Probably Tipping 40%… Yikes

To be honest, if you don’t request an itemized receipt when dining out or having drinks at your favorite bar, chances are high that you’re paying more than what you should be, by at least 20%. Some establishments include an automatic gratuity on the bill, and servers may give you a non-itemized rece

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| March 27 2023

Tips for Raising Money-Smart Kids

Raising money-smart kids is an essential aspect of parenting that can set your child up for a lifetime of financial success. Money-smart kids are more likely to make responsible financial decisions, avoid debt, and build wealth over time. According to a 2020 report by the Brookings Institution, the

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| March 22 2023

$100K isn’t $100K Anymore

The erosion of purchasing power due to ongoing inflation is persistently driving up the cost of living. In December 2022, more than half of the people earning over $100,000 reported living paycheck to paycheck, a 7% increase from the previous year.For this study, SmartAsset used its paycheck calcula

| March 16 2023

Beyoncé Top Hits Bracket Challenge

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| March 14 2023

Safety Nets in Place: How Your Money is Protected Even If Your Bank Fails

The concept of a bank failure might strike fear into the hearts of many individuals. After all, the idea of losing one’s hard-earned savings due to a bank’s insolvency is a terrifying thought. Fortunately, the modern banking system has several safety nets in place to ensure that, even in the event o

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| March 14 2023

How Much Money Do You Need to Retire Comfortably

The question of how much money Black millennials will need to retire comfortably is complex and depends on several factors. However, there are some general guidelines that can help individuals plan for their retirement.Firstly, it is essential to understand that retirement planning is a long-term pr

| March 13 2023

How to Beat the Pollen this Spring

Spring is a beautiful season, but it can also be a challenging time for those who suffer from allergies. Pollen is one of the main culprits behind seasonal allergies, and it can make life miserable for people who are sensitive to it. Fortunately, there are ways to beat spring pollen and enjoy the se

| March 10 2023

[Recap] TheBasementRNB Party CIAA Edition Baltimore

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| March 8 2023

20 DMV Black Women Igniting The Culture

Ready to be wowed? We’ve got a phenomenal lineup of dynamic female leaders from the DMV area making major waves in their respective fields. Entrepreneurial mavens to rising stars – you name it! So join us and celebrate these incredible women who are taking charge, inspiring others, and igniting the