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Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve rounded up and packed into this Weekend Agenda. We searched the internet and compiled some things for you to digest, ranging from economics to culture and everything in between. 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. Enjoy and stay up!
- 8/27/21 -


READ THIS: Black Homeowners Suffered More From Late Mortgage Payments Due To COVID-19, Study Shows


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READ THIS: Student loan forgiveness: Education Department discharges $1.1 billion in debt for 115,000 ITT students


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READ THIS: 4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments


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WATCH THIS: 10 Steps To Boost Your Financial Health – That You Can Do In A Day


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LISTEN TO THIS: Heard You


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SUPPORT THIS: Eternally In Amber


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Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve rounded up and packed into this Weekend Agenda. We searched the internet and compiled some things for you to digest, ranging from economics to culture and everything in between. 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. Enjoy and stay up!
- 8/20/21 -


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READ THIS: How A Son Of Freed Slaves Became A Real Estate Tycoon


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READ THIS: Rocket Mortgage offers $2,500 for Detroit homebuyers


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READ THIS: 25 states have introduced personal finance education legislation so far this year


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READ THIS: 5 money-saving hacks and lessons readers learned during the pandemic


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DO THIS: How good are you with finances? Take this quiz.


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READ THIS: Paterson launches guaranteed income program


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On PIX 11 News: MoCaFi is Partnering with Paterson, NJ on Guaranteed Income Program

MoCaFi is partnering with the City of Paterson, NJ to carryout their guaranteed income program.

Read more about the partnership on PIX11.


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In The Detroit News: MoCaFi is Partnering with Rocket Mortgage

MoCaFi is Partnering with Rocket Mortgage.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

Rocket Mortgage is offering $2,500 in lender credits to homebuyers purchasing a primary residence in Detroit, the mortgage giant of Rocket Companies Inc. said Monday.

The program is a part of a new "Detroit Home Loan+" initiative seeking to provide wraparound resources to Detroit residents who are looking to buy a home in the city regardless of the stage they are at in the process, according to the company. That includes assistance for those in areas where it may be difficult to obtain banking services. Credit counseling and homebuyer education also is available.

"Detroit has a huge history of homeownership," said Laura Grannemann, vice president of the Rocket Community Fund, Rocket's nonprofit arm supporting the program. "It’s only over the past few years we’ve moved from a majority homeownership city to a majority rental city. We have a real belief and standing in homeownership and building wealth through homeownership. It’s really providing pathways for all residents to be able to experience that stability."


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Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve rounded up and packed into this Weekend Agenda. We searched the internet and compiled some things for you to digest, ranging from economics to culture and everything in between. 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. Enjoy and stay up!
- 7/09/21 -


READ THIS: The emotions behind your money habits


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READ THIS: Patricia Marroquin Norby is Bringing a Native Perspective to the Met


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READ THIS: As A Black Millennial Franchise Owner, Here’s What I Learned While Opening A Store During The Pandemic


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READ THIS: How Joe Biden’s Tax Plan Could Spur A Surge In Employee-Owned Businesses


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Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve rounded up and packed into this Weekend Agenda. We searched the internet and compiled some things for you to digest, ranging from economics to culture and everything in between. 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. Enjoy and stay up!
- 6/25/21 -


READ THIS: Credit Report Mistakes on the Rise During the Pandemic


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READ THIS: Beyond Greenwood, Beyond Rage: How The Trauma Of The Tulsa Race Massacre Can Still Be Felt In The District Today


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READ THIS: Top Reparations Scholars Dr. Sandy Darity and Kristen Mullen List 10 Things People Get Wrong About Reparations


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READ THIS: Racial wealth gap may be a key to other inequities


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WATCH THIS: How to take charge of your personal finances


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Wole Coaxum via Forbes

Forbes Feature: Ex-JPMorgan Chase Exec Has A Plan To Narrow Racial Wealth Gap In Every Major U.S. City

Wole Coaxum, MoCaFi  Founder & CEO, is featured in Forbes, Ex-JPMorgan Chase Exec Has A Plan To Narrow Racial Wealth Gap In Every Major U.S. City.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

After a devastating year, Christmas came early for 4,000 financially hurting residents of Honolulu. Early last December, they received personalized Mastercard debit cards emblazoned with the city’s iconic beach and high-rises and, more importantly, loaded with $500 to be used for food purchases at grocery and convenience stores.

Despite rollout glitches (some residents complaining of activation problems), these refillable cards represented another successful milestone for Wole C. Coaxum, a 51-year-old fintech and social entrepreneur sitting in New York, some 5,000 miles away. Back in 2015, he left a job at JPMorgan Chase as head of sales to found MoCaFi—short for “Mobility Capital Finance”—a mobile-first banking startup that aims to address the racial financial inclusion and wealth gaps.

After some research, Coaxum reached a surprising conclusion: the best way to reach those with the least access to traditional financial services would be to do it by partnering with local governments and nonprofits. His idea was to create a unified no fee account that could deliver government benefits and local discounts as well as digital banking services such as direct payroll deposit, check scanning, a debit card (allowing ATM withdrawals as well as purchases), bill payment, credit history building, financial coaching and eventually, loans.

Read more on Forbes.

 


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Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve rounded up and packed into this Weekend Agenda. This edition of The Weekend Agenda is all about Juneteenth. Check out this rundown of events, happening across the nation, to celebrate the now federal holiday. Happy Juneteenth. Stay up!
- 6/18/21 -


WATCH THIS: Miss Tina Knowles-Lawson & Facebook Partner to Tell the Story of Juneteenth


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WATCH THIS: How to turn moments into momentum


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TRY THIS: Leimert Park Rising Juneteenth Festival


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TRY THIS: Freedom Ride with Good Co. Bike Club


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CHECK THIS OUT: What is Black Art Exhibition


In Eaton, DC, one-night premiere of BlkArthouse's Juneteenth exhibition, featuring artwork by 19 Black artists from around the world.

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CHECK THIS OUT: Juneteenth Lighting for Freedom and Justice


This year Washington National Cathedral will light the west façade in celebration and in honor of Juneteenth.

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CHECK THIS OUT: Juneteenth 3-day Summit


Participate in the Juneteenth NY Festival online or in person.

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CHECK THIS OUT: Juneteenth with the Museum


Explore the Museum of the American Revolution in Philly.

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CHECK THIS OUT: The Black Home Block Party


The ultimate block party featuring over 30 black-owned businesses, music, art, family fun and food.

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CHECK THIS OUT: The African Cultural Arts Family Festival in Jersey City


Commemorate Juneteenth & celebrate the African diaspora w/ live entertainment, dancers, drummers, vendors, food & fun in Jersey City.

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MoCaFi & Wells Fargo on Banking Inclusion

MoCaFi is collaborating with Wells Fargo to provide access to affordable products and digital solutions.

Work closely with fintechs that are deeply committed to helping underserved communities... We are collaborating with the fintech MoCaFi to help provide banking to unbanked individuals, including offering MoCaFi customers the ability to use their MoCaFi debit card at our ATMs without incurring fees from Wells Fargo.

Read more about the 10 year commitment here.


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Over the weekend, take a little time and get into what we’ve rounded up and packed into this Weekend Agenda. We searched the internet and compiled some things for you to digest, ranging from economics to culture and everything in between. 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. Enjoy and stay up!
- 5/14/21 -


READ THIS: Keys Unlock Dreams Initiative


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READ THIS: 16-Year-Old Turns Down Ivy League Offers To Attend FAMU: ‘I Wanted The HBCU Experience’


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WATCH THIS: An Honest Look At The Personal Finance Crisis


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READ THIS: Could Another $1,400 Stimulus Check Arrive—This One, From Your State?


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CHECK THIS OUT: Jumping Jack Taxes


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