The Agenda - 071


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, student loan forgiveness, rising rental costs, the gig economy, 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!
- 08/26/22 -


READ THIS: Supporting Black-owned businesses is more than a trend


According to National Today Black Business Month was organized by Frederick E. Jordan and John William Templeton and first celebrated in 2004.

READ THIS: What You Need To Know About President Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan


Student loan forgiveness is not automatic, qualifying borrowers will have to apply for forgiveness.

READ THIS: ‘For a whole week, I was just breaking down’: How 3 renters are coping with the record-breaking cost of rent in New York City


"In both Brooklyn and Manhattan, renters are putting more than 50% of their paychecks toward rent, and in Queens they are allocating more than 40%. This far exceeds the rule of thumb that says your rent shouldn’t be more than 30% of your income." -cnbc

READ THIS: Freelance, side hustles, and gigs: Many more Americans have become independent workers


Thirty-six percent of employed respondents in the McKinsey American Opportunity Survey identify as independent workers.

READ THIS: Why talking to strangers is good for you, them and all of us


"When you’re kind to someone, you, they and everyone who observes your interaction will get a lift from your act of kindness." -ideas.ted.com