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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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Just days after it was announced that Amanda Gorman‘s acclaimed poem “The Hill We Climb,” was formally banned in Florida‘s Miami-Dade elementary school curriculum, the poet laureate has experienced a […]

The post Amanda Gorman’s Book Sales Soar Amid Florida Bans Of Her Work appeared first on Essence.

The travel season is officially here, folks. It’s the perfect time to start utilizing that PTO and booking getaways to the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia and through all of the […]

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