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It’s Time to Travel

As the weather begins to warm up, thoughts of spending leisure time away from home frolicking with loved ones quickly begin to flood our minds and worry our spirits. Especially if we failed to begin …

Benefits of Being the Early Bird

If you are anything like me, you looked up few short weeks ago and realized that the deadline to file income taxes was fast approaching. While I set out each year to have everything in order so that …

As the academic year progresses, high school seniors across the nation are not only preparing for graduation but also contemplating their next steps toward higher education. For African American …

Salisbury, NC | Livingstone College is proud to announce that it has received an additional $1 million donation from an anonymous donor who has been a consistent and dedicated supporter of the …

Wayfarer Foundation Grants Oikos Institute $282k Grant

The Oikos Institute for Social Impact (Oikos) is proud to announce its receipt of a $282,000 three-year capacity general operations grant from the Wayfarer Foundation! The Wayfarer Foundation was …

Working Moms: Championing our Families and our Economy

Each May the world pauses to celebrate our mothers, motherhood, and maternal bonds. First celebrated in the early 1900s, Mother’s Day was designed to honor and acknowledge the many sacrifices …

Boston, MA - In celebration of  National Financial Literacy Month, OneUnited Bank , the nation’s largest Black-owned bank, is proud to announce its 14th Annual “I Got Bank!” …

Varick on 7th Opens in Charlotte!

The brisk air was filled with excitement in uptown Charlotte on Tuesday morning, March 26, 2024, as the ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the Varick on 7 th apartment building.  A …

Presiding Elder Laticia Hill Godette was the Keynote Speaker at The Bishop George J. Leake, III Endowment Scholarship Breakfast. P.E. Godette is the first woman to ever serve as a Presiding Elder in …

Columbia-Camden District Pastor Awarded Clergy Renewal Grant

The Reverend Thelma Thompson Gordon has been awarded a grant through the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program.  This program is funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. and it is administered by …

Empowering Futures: Celebrating the Success of Our Groundbreaking Financial Literacy Workshop

In an unprecedented celebration of Black History Month, Chase Bank with presentations by J.P. Morgan Chase & Company, and in collaboration with The Beverly Hills West (CA) Chapter of The Links, …

Livingstone College receives its 3rd 1-million-dollar gift from Anonymous Donor

Salisbury, NC | Livingstone College has received a $1 million donation from an anonymous donor for the third time in less than 180 days, according to an announcement made by President Dr. Anthony J. …

Little Rock Students Receive CD Rippy Scholarships

On Sunday, February 4, 2024, twelve members of the Little Rock AME Zion Church, Charlotte, NC, each received a check for two hundred dollars for their continuing education at various accredited …

Women’s Fight for Financial Rights and Freedom

In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, I sought to explore the pursuit of financial freedom strictly from a woman’s perspective. I quickly discovered that the path to financial …

Ownership of Catawba Trail Farm transferred to Urban Community AgriNomics

“For 245 years this property was known as Snow Hill Plantation, Now, we are proud to officially update the records and hand over the 176-acre Catawba Trail Farm to Urban Community AgriNomics,” said Sandy Sweitzer, Executive Director of Triangle Land Conservancy. Sweitzer presented the formal deed to Sellars at a special ceremony on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Catawba Trail Farm. 

Rock Hill SC - The Board of Bishops and International Ministers & Lay Association met for their annual meeting from February 20-23, 2024, in Rock Hill, SC, at the Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center.  During its opening legislative session on Wednesday, the Board of Bishops elected Bishop George Dwayne Crenshaw (Presiding Prelate, Alabama-Florida Episcopal District) to serve as President.  

Salisbury, NC | To most of the nation, February is widely recognized as Black History Month, where the achievements of black excellence are remembered and celebrated throughout. This February is …

Oikos Institute for Social Impact Honored: Traditioned Innovation Award

DURHAM, NC, January 2024 – The Oikos Institute for Social Impact is honored to be named one of the 2023 Traditioned Innovation Award winners by Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. The Oikos …

The Holidays are Over! Now What?

The holidays are now behind us, and if you are anything like me, you may find yourself with a little more debt than you anticipated from shopping during in November and December. Vowing to do better …

Ellis Dogbe-Gakpetor Earns Top Award

Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development (SFEPD) was established in 1998. A brainchild of Theodore ‘Ted’ Daniels, SFEPD was …

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