AFFA 103: AFFA 103: Chuck D of Public Enemy

And Finance For All 103: Chuck D of Public Enemy


7/20/20 - In episode 3 of the MoCaFi, And Finance For All Podcast, Steve Royster, Manyell-Akinfe Reed, and Marjorie Fields Harris, come to the mic for a discussion about the state of America and how we move from protest to power. We hear, the way forward is together, navigating teachable moments and the burden of a history that needs to be rectified. In the second half of this episode, Wole Coaxum – joined by Steve Royster, Bill Stephney and guest Chuck D of Public Enemy – leads a conversation on leadership, accountability, and authenticity in the midst of a pandemic, economic crisis, and years of social injustice. Enjoy the episode.


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- 7/10/20 -


PLAY THIS: 016 - Podcast Playlist


Over the weekend, take a little time and get into podcast episodes that matter, from the earbuds of the MoCaFi team.

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READ THIS: Trying to Correct Banking’s Racial Imbalance


Entrepreneurs are working on new business models to address income inequality and a resulting lack of access to the financial system for communities of color.

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READ THIS: From Here to Equality


Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

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DO THIS: 7 Side Hustles You Can Start From Your Couch


You don’t need an office, employees, or investment capital to launch a small business that could generate thousands of extra dollars a year.

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READ THIS: 5 Apps Financially Savvy People Are Using


So you’re trying to be financially savvy? Great aspiration! Being financially savvy has great implications for your future and the future of your loved ones. Maintaining your economic mobility and being savvy means you need tools, resources, a network and possibly even a mentor. This post is all about the tools. The great thing about smartphones is that we have access to so many tools, right at our fingertips. Here are five apps that financially savvy people should have.

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So you want to Spend Smart, Build Credit, and Do You? We’ve got you covered. You follow us on social and everyday you digest spending tips, financial insight, and credit advice. Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve lined up for you. From the screens of the MoCaFi team, we’ll be sharing content from across the web that matters. Because 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.
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- 6/19/20 -


PLAY THIS: 014 - Juneteenth


The world is experiencing a great reckoning in the year whose numbers represent perfect vision. Here’s our soundtrack for Juneteenth, 155 years later.

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READ THIS: The Fierce Urgency of Now: Juneteenth 2020


A foundation of oppression holds open, the economic wealth gap in the United States. MoCaFi has an agenda of economic emancipation: to design and implement the blueprint for an integrative financial ecosystem that will empower black households and businesses in America to move from dependence to independence over the next ten years.

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READ THIS: Money Lessons From 4 TV Dads


Father’s Day has a way of making us think about all the wise advice our fathers, grandpas, uncles, and mentors have given us over the years. Whether the topic of discussion is their area of expertise or not, rest assured they have a gem or two to drop on us about how to navigate, get through or deal. TV dads are no exception.

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WATCH THIS: Why all Americans should honor Juneteenth


An historian explains the history and significance of the holiday.

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READ THIS: The City that Really Did Abolish the Police


And rebuilt the department from the ground up. The strange, hopeful, politically complicated story of Camden, N.J.

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So you want to Spend Smart, Build Credit, and Do You? We’ve got you covered. You follow us on social and everyday you digest spending tips, financial insight, and credit advice. Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve lined up for you. From the screens of the MoCaFi team, we’ll be sharing content from across the web that matters. Because 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.
Enjoy and stay up!
- 6/12/20 -


PLAY THIS: 013 - Public Enemy Tribute


PE's message of Black empowerment & excellence has remained relevant since our very own MoCaFi team member, Bill Stephney, co-founded the group 35 years ago with college classmate Chuck D. In the words of PE - Don't Believe The Hype! #blacklivesmatter

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LISTEN TO THIS: AFFA Ep. 2


In this episode of the And Finance For All podcast, our MoCaFi team of Wole Coaxum, Manyell Ankinfe-Reed and Steve Royster discuss effective methods for economically surviving the pandemic crisis; and superstar financial advisor, author and motivational speaker Will Roundtree joins the show, offering key tips on how to manage our lives from stress to everlasting happiness and success.

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READ THIS: MoCaFi Testimony for the House Financial Service Committee


"MoCaFi Statement for the Record" for the June 11th Congressional hearing on “Inclusive Banking During a Pandemic: Using FedAccounts and Digital Tools to Improve Delivery of Stimulus Payments” to the House Financial Services Committee, led by Maxine Waters and Patrick McHenry

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AFFA 102: Will Roundtree, Author, Credit King and Full-Time CEO

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6/8/20 - In this episode of the And Finance For All podcast, our MoCaFi team of Wole Coaxum, Manyell Ankinfe-Reed and Steve Royster discuss effective methods for economically surviving the pandemic crisis; and superstar financial advisor, author and motivational speaker Will Roundtree joins the show, offering key tips on how to manage our lives from stress to everlasting happiness and success.


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So you want to Spend Smart, Build Credit, and Do You? We’ve got you covered. You follow us on social and everyday you digest spending tips, financial insight, and credit advice. Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve lined up for you. From the screens of the MoCaFi team, we’ll be sharing content from across the web that matters. Because 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.
Enjoy and stay up!
- 6/5/20 -


PLAY THIS: 012 - Tribute to Big Floyd


As the family of George Floyd prepares to lay his body to rest, we thought we'd give him some ridin' music. Let's picture Floyd rollin' in better times to some of H-Town's finest rappers. Rest In Power Big Floyd.

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READ THIS: Join Campaign Zero


Read the research studies, articles, and other documents on this page to learn more about the historical context, effectiveness, and key considerations for implementing Campaign Zero policy solutions.

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LISTEN TO THIS: Papoose Tribute


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READ THIS: LA Mayor Slashes LAPD Budget As Calls To ‘Defund Police’ Slowly Pick Up Steam


On Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced he is throwing out plans for a massive police budget hike as support for slashing police department funds grows among activists in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

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LISTEN TO THIS: The End of Policing


By: Alex S. Vitale
Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government

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So you want to Spend Smart, Build Credit, and Do You? We’ve got you covered. You follow us on social and everyday you digest spending tips, financial insight, and credit advice. Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve lined up for you. From the screens of the MoCaFi team, we’ll be sharing content from across the web that matters. Because 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.
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- 5/29/20 -


PLAY THIS: 011 - For The Culture


Frustration, sadness, rage, perseverance, and strength are all parts of the emotional cocktail swimming in our hearts and minds this week as we try to cope with the senselessness deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Gregory Floyd. Here's our soundtrack for the weekend as we strive for answers and action toward a culture of justice and equality for all.

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READ THIS: COVID-19’s effect on minority-owned small businesses in the US


Whether by necessity or ingenuity, minority-owned small businesses may be giving us an early sign of how US businesses will adapt in the wake of COVID-19. These businesses are experimenting with new ways of working to ensure their employees’ safety, offering monetary relief to employees and community members, and introducing new services such as free delivery to those who need it.

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WATCH THIS: Saving Capitalism


Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich meets with Americans from all walks of life as he chronicles a seismic shift in the nation's economy.

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DO THIS: Register To Vote


Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.
For 30 years, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the way we use pop culture, music, art, and technology to engage young people in politics and build our collective power.

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READ THIS: George Floyd, Central Park and the familiar terror they inspire.


I didn’t feel well Tuesday. My body was tense, my stomach unsettled, the headache I was trying to push past kept pushing back. On most days I choose to be numb. Tuesday, I decided to feel. I recognize for some the video of George Floyd’s fatal encounter with four Minneapolis police officers is shocking. For me, it was not. I may not always choose to feel, but I am always aware. I learned early on that I didn’t have the luxury of not being aware.

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So you want to Spend Smart, Build Credit, and Do You? We’ve got you covered. You follow us on social and everyday you digest spending tips, financial insight, and credit advice. Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve lined up for you. From the screens of the MoCaFi team, we’ll be sharing content from across the web that matters. Because 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.
Enjoy and stay up!
- 5/22/20 -


PLAY THIS: 010 - Soldier's Story Memorial Day Tribute


This Memorial Day won't be quite the same without the large family cookouts, mask-less beach outings, and memorial park visits. But social distancing shouldn't divert our attention from honoring the military men & women who've lost their lives. We salute the "souljas" who sang and served.

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DO THIS: Virtual First Saturdays: Pride!


For over twenty-one years, we've hosted First Saturdays—monthly evenings of free programming welcoming visitors from central Brooklyn and beyond—at the Museum. We're continuing our commitment to bring art and culture to you.

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LISTEN TO THIS: Ep. 3: Coronavirus — Answering Public Health Concern with Dr. Cedric Dark


Black Lives Matter Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by Dr. Cedric Dark, Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas to answer public health questions and concerns about the novel virus, COVID-19, and its disproportionate effects on Black communities. Dr. Dark and Scales explore racial health disparities across our nation, with Black people having less access to healthcare and statistically higher rates of diabetes and heart disease.

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READ THIS: Magic Johnson Secures $100M For Minority-Owned Companies


As Government Fails Black And Latino Small Business Owners. A new survey found that nearly half of minority-owned businesses will fold without this emergency funding.

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READ THIS: Investigate Not Just Ahmad's Death


But the System That Let His Killers Escape... An unarmed person of color is killed by police or by self-appointed vigilantes. Authorities accept, without question, an explanation of self-defense.

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READ THIS: The future of work in black America


Research shows that automation trends may be widening the racial wealth gap. This article reveals possible interventions that may help African American workers prepare for the future.

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So you want to Spend Smart, Build Credit, and Do You? We’ve got you covered. You follow us on social and everyday you digest spending tips, financial insight, and credit advice. Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve lined up for you. From the screens of the MoCaFi team, we’ll be sharing content from across the web that matters. Because 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.
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- 5/15/20 -


PLAY THIS: 009 - Ghetto Fabulous: A Tribute To Andre Harrell


Andre Harrell, the architect of "ghetto fabulous" had a legend's eye and ear for talent in music, fashion, and film. Starting as one half of pioneering rap group Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, Harrell created the urban hip-hop contemporary sound that defined Uptown Records, spawned Bad Boy Records and nurtured legends of the music industry, the likes of Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Heavy D, Guy, Jodeci, and dozens of other artists in hip-hop and R&B. Mr. Harrell, thank you for being an example of black entrepreneurship, paving your unconventional path to success, and doing you. Rest In Power.

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WATCH THIS: The Last Dance


The 10 part documentary chronicles the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' dynasty.

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DO THIS: Virtual Workout with BRWL


Monday at 10 AM, Wednesday at 12 PM, and Thursday at 6:30 PM - Visit brwlstudio.com, sign up and get info on how to participate via ZOOM. Get ready for three opportunities to build strength and endurance with 45 minutes of high-intensity shadow boxing. Don't miss out.

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READ THIS: The 1619 Project


The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.

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WATCH THIS: The Ultimate Minimalist Meal Prep


Learn how to maintain your work productivity while being consistent and healthy with your diet. Learn from Kevin 'fitmencook' of as he teaches Matt a few tricks and recipes. https://www.instagram.com/fitmencook/

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So you want to Spend Smart, Build Credit, and Do You? We’ve got you covered. You follow us on social and everyday you digest spending tips, financial insight, and credit advice. Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve lined up for you. From the screens of the MoCaFi team, we’ll be sharing content from across the web that matters. Because 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.
Enjoy and stay up!
- 5/8/20 -


PLAY THIS: 008 - Mother's Day 2020


This Mother's Day, the plan is to show you that we understand. Thank you for being the source of love, compassion, strength, and inspiration. Honoring mothers all ways, always. Happy Mother’s Day.

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WATCH THIS: Wole Coaxum, MoCaFi Founder & CEO join Scotch Porter's Wellness Series on IG-Live.


Moment: Establishing An Emergency Fund
Listen to Founder & CEO Wole Coaxum of @MoCafiApp as he shares a state of the union around financial well-being and how you can get started ASAP on establishing an emergency fund.

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WATCH THIS: Erykah Badu vs. Jill Scott - ‘Verzuz’ Instagram Battle


Swizz Beats and Timbaland have been heating up Instagram with their insane Versuz battle series, and next up in the ring are Erykah Badu and Jill Scott.

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READ THIS: How ‘Karen’ Became a CoVid-19 Villain


A popular joke about entitled white women is now a big pandemic meme.

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LISTEN TO THIS: Through Her Eyes


Through Her Eyes, is a podcast that closely examines the lives and stories of mother’s whose children have fallen victim to tragic gun violence.

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WATCH THIS: BECOMING


Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with "Becoming."

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