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Republicans Control the Poorest States, Democrats Control States With Highest Earners: Report Republicans Control the Poorest States, Democrats Control States With Highest Earners: Report

As if we didn’t know already, it turns out that Republicans might keep people poor.

How in the Hell Are People Paying for Weddings? Vol. 2 How in the Hell Are People Paying for Weddings? Vol. 2

In a little over a week, I will be a married man. I’m not entirely sure that I’ve fully grasped what that means yet but I also know that I do not have the time yet to even think about it. If it ain’t this thing that needs to get done, it’s that thing that needs to get done. Add in great opportunities that have to be…

Holding History Hostage: One Family’s Quiet Attempt to Erase Their Father’s Part in Emmett Till’s Story Holding History Hostage: One Family’s Quiet Attempt to Erase Their Father’s Part in Emmett Till’s Story

If there was ever an inverse example of a Confederate monument, it might be the Lorraine, the Memphis motel where Martin Luther King, the most famous leader of the civil rights movement, was struck down on a balcony. Or maybe it is the 16th Street Baptist Church, the Birmingham, Ala., house of worship where four girls…

#SafeWayOut: Serena Williams Wants to Raise Awareness About Financial Abuse #SafeWayOut: Serena Williams Wants to Raise Awareness About Financial Abuse

When we discuss the effects and types of domestic abuse, there is one component we often overlook: financial abuse.

A Real Week In New York City on an Intern's Salary A Real Week In New York City on an Intern's Salary

Welcome to the life of a recent college grad who is interning in New York for the first time. I’m going to spill the real tea on how we millennials spend our hard-earned money, because let one marketing intern tell it, she’s living the life working in HR and making $25/hour.

Watch: Bitcoin, Hot Take Hotline, Episode 1

Them cryptocurrencies stay hot; what of it?

Pastors With Bentleys and the Messy Psychology of Money Pastors With Bentleys and the Messy Psychology of Money

Black Pittsburgh Facebook was on fire yesterday because the pastor of a popular church here, Mount Ararat, seems to have recently purchased a Bentley Bentayga. A photo of the truck parked outside the church has gone Pittsburgh viral, with hundreds of people offering their thoughts on the pastor’s purchase. Here are…

Funny Money: Trump’s Inauguration Fund Is Missing; Also, the FBI Is Looking Into the NRA’s Campaign Donation Funny Money: Trump’s Inauguration Fund Is Missing; Also, the FBI Is Looking Into the NRA’s Campaign Donation

Donald Trump’s inauguration committee raised a record-breaking $107 million to send him into office, and almost a year after the staggering amount of money was raised, no one seems to know what happened to the leftover funds.

Wait Till I Get My Money Right: The Budgetnista’s Anti-Broke Cure for 2018   Wait Till I Get My Money Right: The Budgetnista’s Anti-Broke Cure for 2018  

Tiffany Aliche, aka “the Budgetnista,” lives an all-cash life: Houses, cars, vacations—all paid for in cash. This preschool teacher-turned-women’s financial educator knows that everything you need to know about how to manage your money, you did not learn in kindergarten. She is the author of the Amazon No. 1…

Bitcoin and Why White Supremacists Love It, Explained Bitcoin and Why White Supremacists Love It, Explained

If you have paid any attention to non-Donald Trump-related news, you probably already know that bitcoin is the hottest new investment trend. Everyone is talking about how much it has grown, how you can invest 75 cents into bitcoin on Monday, and by Friday you’ll have enough money to qualify for the biggest tax cuts…

Minority Firms Getting Few (if Any) Federal Asset-Management Contracts  Minority Firms Getting Few (if Any) Federal Asset-Management Contracts 

More than $70 trillion in federal dollars are managed by registered asset-management firms in the United States, but less than 1 percent of those dollars are handled by minority- or women-owed (MWO) firms, according to a new report released Wednesday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

1 Year After #BankBlack, America’s Biggest Black-Owned Bank Still Doing the Work 1 Year After #BankBlack, America’s Biggest Black-Owned Bank Still Doing the Work

Hip-hop has become a cultural powerhouse that fuels everything from fashion to corporate profits. They rap in beer commercials. Politicians come to Jay-Z for endorsements. With all its faults, more than any form of art that ever existed, hip-hop has always openly acknowledged the most powerful force in America: Money.

Money Isn't Everything ... Unless You Don't Have It, And Then Yeah, It's Everything Money Isn't Everything ... Unless You Don't Have It, And Then Yeah, It's Everything

In February of 2012, a month after I began working for EBONY.com, they asked if I wanted to go to Milwaukee to witness and write on the unveiling of a Black bikers exhibit at the Harley-Davidson museum. Although I had zero interest in motorcycles, I accepted. It was an all expense paid trip to a city I'd never been to…

What Y’all Not Gon’ Do Is Come For Janet Damita Jo Jackson What Y’all Not Gon’ Do Is Come For Janet Damita Jo Jackson

Unless you live under a social media rock, you are likely aware that it was reported very recently that (as Alex Hardy refers to her) Saint Janet Damita Jo Jackson and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, have split after 5.16666667 years of marriage. You also know that Janet Jackson is reportedly worth $175 million…

Babies Aren’t Birth Control. Kids' Birthday Parties Are Birth Control. Babies Aren’t Birth Control. Kids' Birthday Parties Are Birth Control.

In November 2015, I wrote a piece called “Babies Aren’t Birth Control, Day Care Is Birth Control,” where I expressed the myriad frustrations, both financial and psychological, that arise when you lose the battle with prophylactics or fate and are required to find a safe, secure, and healthy place for your child to be…

Russia Made a Trump Coin Because They Love Him Russia Made a Trump Coin Because They Love Him

This Russia-Donald Trump thing just keeps getting weirder.

Former NFL Running Back Edgerrin James Saves Wads of Cash in a Box Former NFL Running Back Edgerrin James Saves Wads of Cash in a Box

Former NFL running back Edgerrin James doesn't keep his savings in a bank; instead he keeps ungodly amounts of cash in a box. That's right; the onetime Indianapolis Colts great posted a photo on Instagram showing the savings he accumulated in 2016 inside a box he calls his "Vice Boxxx."

Trump Wants Taxpayers, Not Mexico, to Pay for Border Wall Trump Wants Taxpayers, Not Mexico, to Pay for Border Wall

President-elect Donald Trump promised his voters a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and now his transition team and congressional Republicans are trying to figure out if there is any way to slide the wall building into existing legislation without passing a new bill.

Thief Pleads Guilty to Robbing 40 Fast-Food Stores in NY Thief Pleads Guilty to Robbing 40 Fast-Food Stores in NY

Khalif House, 24, reportedly robbed 40 fast-food stores at knifepoint, stealing over $18,000 throughout Long Island, N.Y., and the Queens borough of New York City, according to the New York Post. He pleaded guilty to the crimes Tuesday.

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