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Who is Quincy Jones?

Last week, I was washing clothes and preparing for my vacation this week. My usual habit is to watch YouTube videos, listen to podcasts, or catch up on my Netflix shows while doing housework or packing. I came across Quincy, a documentary about the life of the legendary Quincy Jones. I was both captivated and…

Healing Hands: A Conversation with Itshanapa Dail Chambers

My strongest intention is focused on my healing hands. My healing hands can create the Reiki. My healing hands can create art. My healing hands can write. – Itshanapa The saying goes, “a woman’s work is never done,” but artist and healer Itshanapa Dail Chambers wears so many hats it’s almost dizzying. Visual artist. Poet….

Black Love Day Turns 25 Years Old Today!

I am a fan of black holidays. As a distinct culture within the United States, African Americans have a right – even a duty – to celebrate and reflect on our unique history and heritage.

Three Takeaways from Lil Jon’s African Philanthropy

If you logged into any social media accounts over the weekend, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard Atlanta rapper Lil’ Jon has built a kindergarten in Ghana, West Africa. And if you’re like me, you probably had one of three reactions: What! Okaaaaay! Yeaaaaah! Dave Chappelle has trained us well. In all seriousness, I…

Buy Black Review: The Black Hair Alphabet

Here is my review of The Black Hair Alphabet by Deborah A. Anderson.

So You Want to Buy a House….

Buying a home is a huge investment.  Many approach the process with anxiety, but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience.  Before you jump into the wonderful world of home-ownership make sure you are prepared with the following 10 steps.

Life is Better On A Budget – Tips Every Budgeter Needs to Know

A budget is an itemized summary of likely income and expenses for a given period.  It helps you determine whether you can grab that bite to eat or should head home for a bowl of soup.  It is typically created using a spreadsheet, and it provides a concrete, organized, and easily understood breakdown of how…

Part II: Your Credit Score and Why It’s Important

Last month you gained an understanding of the factors in determining your credit score. Now we’ll focus on how often your score changes, credit repair, when to pay off debt, and potential credit effects.

Your Credit Score and Why It’s Important

Previously, I’ve shared the importance of saving money to assist with getting started on the road to financial freedom and living within means without feeling too restricted.  This month, I’ll be detailing the importance of your credit score and the factors that can impact your score.  As a matter of fact, the topic of credit…

IU2BU Bootcamp Week 3 & Allowing Your Win

This bootcamp journey has been full of ups and downs…literally! During the first two weeks of the program I was less than please with the loss and subsequent gain of 1.2 lbs.  In week 3, however, I felt something shift.