The Agenda - 070

The Agenda is a curation of articles, videos, reports, businesses to support, and even social posts – just about any medium can make the agenda – that should be top of mind as you plan your next move. In each Agenda, you’ll find something of value.

In this edition we’ve included headlines on supporting Black-owned businesses, the wealth gap, inflation, student loan forgiveness, and more.

Remember, to start a business, level up, build generational wealth, or to just be ten toes down, you’ll need to know what’s happening around you. Stay up!
- 08/12/22 -

READ THIS: Supporting Black Businesses Just Cuz!

Black businesses with employees make up only 2% of businesses and begin with only $35,000 in capital compared to their white counterparts who begin with $107,000. For me that’s reason enough to forgive some of the challenges I encounter when supporting black-owned businesses.

LISTEN TO THIS: Why Banks Are Failing Millions In America

"The Federal Reserve estimates there are more than sixty million Americans who are either unbanked or underbanked." –npr

READ THIS: Consumer prices rose 8.5% in July, less than expected as inflation pressures ease a bit

"The consumer price index rose 8.5% in July from a year ago, below expectations, due largely to slumping energy prices." -CNBC

READ THIS: Student loan forgiveness decision will come ‘before August 31,’ Biden admin confirms: What you need to know

On August 31, the student loan payment pause is set to end President Biden will make final decisions on forgiveness.