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The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the finances of many Black Americans, including student loan borrowers. Black college graduates owe an average of $25,000 more in student loan debt than white college grads, and over 50% of Black borrowers say their net worth is less than what they owe on student loans.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill Wednesday to pay four historically Black colleges and universities $577 million to settle a 15-year legal battle to address chronic underfunding.

Yesterday, CBS This Morning teased an interview with Tim Cook in which the Apple CEO would be making a “big announcement” concerning not an Apple product, but a new initiative from the company.


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The life, work, and death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired countless documentaries, podcasts, films, and books. Artists like Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Lee Daniels, Nelsan Ellis, Paul […]

The post 9 Titles To Stream On MLK Day appeared first on Essence.

“Y’all playing the wrong game.” Leon Howard was only 16 when he was sentenced to prison for 10 years and heard this from his cellmate. Words that he says changed […]

The post Learn These Money Moves From The Investor That Went From Prison to Wall Street appeared first on Essence.

Artificial intelligence (AI) computer scientist, Timnit Gebru, has just opened her own firm. This is particularly interesting because she made headlines for dramatically getting fired from Google, despite being one […]

The post This Black AI Scientist Launched Her Own Firm After Being Fired By Google. Now It’s Worth Millions appeared first on Essence.

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