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Color Of Money

‘Professional Black Girl’: A one on one with Dr. Yaba Blay

April 30, 2021

By Kharisma McIlwaine Blackness as a monolith is a construct many people in the African diaspora continue to fight to dismantle. In the past few years, there has been a surge of Black women highlighted and recognized for being the multifaceted, incredible beings they are — thanks in part to movements and hashtags like #Blackgirlmagic….

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Eight tips to launch a rewarding career in the construction industry

April 23, 2021

BPT Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you love solving complex problems? Do you enjoy working in the outdoors? Do you enjoy the satisfaction of seeing something you’ve built? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to consider a career in construction. Many young people don’t realize that…

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Free income tax preparation at ACANA

April 23, 2021

Tax filing deadline extended to May 17th Haven’t filed your federal and state income taxes yet? Don’t panic, help is still available. The African Cultural Alliance of North America, Inc. (ACANA), in collaboration with the African Caribbean Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ACBC), is providing free income tax preparation services to residents of Philadelphia and…

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Five key money moves to consider when transitioning out of the military

April 15, 2021

BPT Each year, approximately 200,000 men and women transition from the U.S. military to civilian life.1 It can be a dramatic life change with financial implications that many people don’t realize or plan for. Much attention is given to accessing healthcare, transitioning careers and pursuing educational opportunities, but the adjustments to your personal finance situation…

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Receive a paper stimulus check? Here’s what to do with it

April 5, 2021

BPT Are you expecting a paper government stimulus check? If you received one in the previous two rounds of payments, it’s likely you may have another on the way. But what is an easy and efficient way to cash it so you can quickly put those funds to good use? While depositing a check usually…

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Smart Clicks: How to shop online like a pro

March 26, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES Over the past year, online shopping has become the norm for all kinds of purchases, from groceries and household essentials to gifts and clothing. Shopping for clothes and other items from the comfort of your home has multiple advantages, including the convenience to shop on your own schedule and the ability to do…

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New study fuels hyperlocal efforts supporting Black women-owned businesses

March 18, 2021

BPT Minority-owned businesses are the cornerstone of their communities, and over one-third of Black-owned businesses in the U.S. are headed by women — the highest share of any ethnic group. Yet according to Visa’s new Black Women-Owned Business Report 2021, nearly three quarters (71%) of Black women-owned businesses estimate they can’t survive another year under…

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The Business Corner: Important resources for women business owners

March 12, 2021

By Teresa M. Lundy This month is Women’s History Month, an opportunity to reflect on the success of women in the past and present achieving their goals and making our society a better place. It is also an opportunity to think about our future as women. We need more women in executive roles at major…

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Education

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Color Of Money

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff