Brown Toy Box Tackles Representation in Toys

Brown Toy Box Tackles Representation in Toys

by Elizabeth Aguirre

I’ll never forget last Christmas, the first time my child really got into playing with Barbie type dolls, and my mission was to find... Read More

How a Finance Exec Became an Author with Fun Kids’ Read, ‘Rice and Rocks’

How a Finance Exec Became an Author with Fun Kids’ Read, ‘Rice and Rocks’

by Zerline Hughes

Balancing a demanding 9-to-5 job along with a side gig can be a bit harrowing. First, there’s the time thing: How do you fit... Read More

school

Howard Alum Opens Up a Culinary Vocational School in Washington

by Zerline Hughes

Brandi Forte has had a full career. You name it, she’s accomplished it. And she attributes her success to her ancestors and hard knocks... Read More

How the Racial Wealth Gap is Spelled Out Through Retirement Savings

How the Racial Wealth Gap is Spelled Out Through Retirement Savings

by Marc Bayard and Christopher Pitt

Welcome to 2017! President Obama has exited the stage, and a Trump presidency is now reality. If you’re still not shocked, remember this: Right... Read More

Literary Agent Breaks Down How to Win in Self-Publishing

Literary Agent Breaks Down How to Win in Self-Publishing

by Dawn Hardy

The facts don’t lie. Everyone who publishes a successful book doesn’t have a deal with a major publisher.  Over the last two decades self-publishing... Read More

[The Upload] Conference Aims at Bridging the Gap in STEM for Black Women

[The Upload] Conference Aims at Bridging the Gap in STEM for Black Women

by Allyson Leak

According to the National Research Council, modern-day students must develop and consistently hone their computational skills in order to compete in a global economy.... Read More

The Bright Sides to Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

The Bright Sides to Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

by Kara I. Stevens

Nic Cober, attorney and author of CEO of My Soul, a memoir that chronicles this small businesswoman’s tumultuous personal and entrepreneurial journey through debt,... Read More

Top 10 HBCUs — & The Real Convo You Need to Have With Your Kids

Top 10 HBCUs — & The Real Convo You Need to Have With Your Kids

by S. Tia Brown, LMSW

Every year U.S. News and World Report puts out an informative piece listing the top performing HBCUs breaking down the statistics about resources, amenities,... Read More

entrepreneurship

Getting Smart About Entrepreneurship: Investing in the Family Biz

by S. Tia Brown

Being a successful entrepreneur isn’t always about what’s in your genes but what’s in the pockets of your jeans. Bank accounts, credit cards and... Read More

Study Shows Discrimination Affects Some Minority Groups’ Financial Decisions

Study Shows Discrimination Affects Some Minority Groups’ Financial Decisions

by Alisha Tillery

A recent study, Discrimination, Risk and Portfolio Choice, by the University of Miami determined that specific minority groups were less likely to take financial... Read More