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| September 22 2023

One and Done: 10 Cars People Trade-in Within One Year

Purchasing a car is a significant financial decision that requires thorough consideration and research. A vehicle is not just a mode of transportation; it’s a long-term investment that should meet the buyer’s needs while offering reliability, safety, and a reasonable cost of ownership. However, the

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| September 18 2023

The Rising Cost of Living and the Race Towards Automation: A Ticking Time Bomb?

By 2030, artificial intelligence is slated to disrupt 4.5 million jobs held by African AmericansIn recent years, communities globally have been witnessing an alarming trend: a steady rise in the cost of living, fueled in part by increased wage demands. While it is an irrefutable right for workers to

| September 13 2023

Thriving Through Cuffin Season: Real, Relatable, and Unreserved Advice

As we step into the colder seasons, you might find yourself wanting to snag that special someone to binge-watch old seasons of “Insecure” with. Yes, it’s the official kickoff to the cuffin season, a time to find that Netflix-and-chill partner. We’ve dived into the treasure trove of relationship insi

| September 6 2023

The Life Lessons We Learned from “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”

In 1998, Lauryn Hill released her debut solo album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” and forever changed the way we view music, culture, and life itself. With its compelling blend of hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and soul, the album not only garnered critical and commercial acclaim but also became a corne

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| September 1 2023

Fall Financial Goals to Set

Planning for the financial future is a year-round endeavor, but fall, with its sense of new beginnings, is an ideal time to reassess and recalibrate. Here’s a guide to setting achievable financial targets for the coming season.Fall is more than just a time for pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters.

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| August 28 2023

Octaply.ai: Pioneering the Future of Job Searching in the AI Era

Trailblazing Job Search in the AI Era with Diverse Leadership at the HelmIn the modern, complex realm of job markets overflowing with myriad tools and platforms, achieving one’s professional pinnacle requires more than mere skills and perseverance. It calls for adaptability, efficiency, and cutting-

| August 25 2023

Black-Owned Food Trucks to Try in The DMV | Pt 1

Amid the historic monuments and bustling corridors of the nation’s capital, another rising star commands attention: the Black-owned food trucks of the DMV area. These roving gourmet havens, parked strategically amongst urban sprawls and serene parks, encapsulate a fusion of deep-rooted traditions an

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| August 21 2023

New Book “RICH BLACK, POOR BLACK” By Luke Lawal, Founder of HBCU Buzz

Luke Lawal, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and thought leader, recently released his debut book titled “RICH BLACK POOR BLACK.” As the founder of the popular social platform HBCU Buzz, Luke has gained recognition for his contribution to the HBCU community, fostering connection and shared interests

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| August 16 2023

The Modern American Dream: Why Two Incomes Are Imperative

Splitting The Bills is The Only Way to Achieve The Modern American DreamFor decades, the American Dream has been painted as a picturesque home, 2.5 kids, and a comfortable lifestyle attainable by the hardworking middle class. The 1990s saw the last gasp of the single-breadwinner model, where familie

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| August 14 2023

5 Ways to Increase Your Tax Refund Next Year Starting Now

You might be wondering why we are talking about next year’s Tax season in August? Increasing your Tax return takes planning, and with less than five months left in 2023, you should start your Tax planning because you may be able to increase your refund. Whether you’re a 9-5er, self-employed, or an i

| August 8 2023

August: The Perfect Time to Start Thinking About Cuffin’ Season?

As the summer days begin to wane and the nights get a little cooler, it’s not uncommon for the thoughts of some to turn towards love and relationships. This time of year is particularly important for those who subscribe to the concept of “cuffin’ season.”What is Cuffin’ Season?Cuffin’ season refers

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| August 8 2023

Understanding the Difference: Credit Hard Pull vs. Soft Pull

When it comes to your credit, it’s crucial to know the distinction between a credit hard pull and a soft pull. These terms may sound similar, but they have different effects on your credit score and are used for different purposes. Let’s break it down.What Are Credit Pulls?Credit pulls are requests

| August 4 2023

Get Ready for August: Ultimate Guide to Skin Care in the Heat

August is no joke when it comes to scorching heat, and our skin needs some serious TLC to survive. Don’t let the high temperatures and intense UV rays ruin your complexion. We’ve got you covered with ten amazing tips to prep your skin for the intense heat of August. Get ready to glow the last few we

| August 2 2023

Dating Red Flags: When They Ain’t Serious ‘Bout Us!

So, you know dating can be all sorts of wild, right? It’s like a rollercoaster ride with twists and turns, and sometimes, you gotta watch out for them sneaky red flags. Ain’t nobody got time for a love game that’s not heading toward a future together. Let’s dive into these signs that your potential

| July 31 2023

10 Signs Your Job Might Be ‘Quiet Firing’ You

Over the last year or so, we have seen many companies downsize, and with looming economic uncertainty, we’re sure to see more companies continue to lay off staff. Losing a job can be a challenging experience, and sometimes, employers opt for a discreet approach when it comes to letting employees go.

| July 28 2023

DMV Caribbean Eats to Try | Part 1

Alright, let’s talk about Jamaican food for a second. Seriously, who doesn’t love it? We’re talking about mouth-watering Oxtail, flavorful Jerk Chicken or Beef Patties, and don’t even get me started on the delicious coco bread. Now, here’s the deal. The DMV has a vibrant Caribbean immigrant communit

| July 26 2023

Adopting These Healthy Habits by 35 Could Add Years to Your Life

As we journey through life, the choices we make regarding our health and lifestyle significantly impact our overall well-being and longevity. The importance of healthy habits cannot be overstated, as they serve as the foundation for a longer, more vibrant life. Research and expert opinions consisten

| July 21 2023

Black Restaurant Week July 16th to 30th

Looking for some weekend plans? Well, get ready because Black Restaurant Week is back with its fourth annual campaign in the Greater Washington DC Region from July 16th to 30th! You won’t want to miss out on this chance to explore incredible black-owned restaurants, food trucks, sweets, and more acr

| July 18 2023

Anxiety Unmasked: How It Sneaks Into Your Life and What You Can Do About It

hey! So, let’s talk about this thing called anxiety, alright? It’s out there, affecting millions of people worldwide, and sometimes it’s just lurking under the surface. You know what I mean? But we gotta shed some light on this, because recognizing anxiety’s subtle ways can help us deal with it bett

| July 14 2023

Try These Black-Owned Food Spots

DC is bursting with amazing Black-owned restaurants and food spots that deserve our support. These businesses are the real deal, so let’s skip the overpriced spots at The Whaft and keep celebrating the vibrant Black food scene in the city.Make sure to add these gems to your must-try list the next ti

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| July 12 2023

The Best High Interest Rate Savings Accounts

So, here’s the thing: there’s always this ongoing debate about what to do with your hard-earned money. Should you stash it away in a savings account or take a leap of faith and invest it in the unpredictable world of the stock market? Now, historically speaking, the stock market tends to give a bett

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| July 10 2023

Credit Unions: Here’s Why You Should Join One ASAP

In an era dominated by commercial banks and online financial services, credit unions have emerged as a valuable alternative for individuals seeking a more member-centric and community-oriented banking experience. Credit unions are not-for-profit organizations prioritizing their members’ financial we

| July 7 2023

How to Soft Launch Bae

Hey Y’all! It’s Michelle here, and today I’m gonna spill some tea on how to soft launch your new bae. Now, we all know that introducing your new love interest to the world can be a little nerve-wracking, but fear not because I got your back! So, grab your pen and paper and get ready to take some not

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| July 5 2023

5 Things Billionaires Know About Money

When it comes to managing money and building wealth, there’s no denying that Billionaires have valuable insights to offer. They have successfully navigated the path to financial success, accumulating substantial wealth along the way. While each billionaire’s journey is unique, they share key princip