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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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Research has found that one in five adolescents (between ages 12-18) will suffer from at least one diagnosable mental health disorder. In addition to that, suicide is the second leading […]

The post Why Every Parent Should Be A Mental Health First Aider appeared first on Essence.

Colèchi, founded by Tina and Piarvé Wetshi in 2018,  is a beacon of innovation in the fashion industry. The Black-owned collective and research agency based in the U.K. is making […]

The post Colèchi Is The Black-Owned Sustainable Agency Pushing Farming To The Forefront Of Fashion appeared first on Essence.

At this point in my life, I’m used to being asked “what do you do” as a conversation opener. I’m able to easily answer and depending on how much value […]

The post This Is The Importance Of Detaching Your Identity From Your Job Before It’s Too Late  appeared first on Essence.

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