Stay Tuned for Financial Literacy Tips from Ayriss Paije Torres

Empowering the Latinx community with financial knowledge is the key to reducing the wealth gap.  Hispanics’ personal finance knowledge is generally lower than that of the overall U.S. adult population, according to TIAA Institute. The difference is prevalent across all demographic groups, except for young (ages 18-34) U.S.-born Hispanics, whose financial literacy is close to…

Ta-Nehisi Coates took Black Panther to dark places — and it paid off

After five years, it comes to an end: the acclaimed run of one of the most important Black minds of a generation scripting the most important Black superhero of all time, the Washington Post Reports. Ta-NehisiCoates’s last issue of Black Panther was published by Marvel Comics on Wednesday, wrapping up a job that he debuted…

How White NBA Fans Can Be Racist

White fans at NBA games know that they can berate and demean Black players with little to no consequence – and they love doing it, writes Shaun King. “I’ve had NBA players tell me this for a decade. The first time I ever heard someone unpack how strange it is for white people to somehow…

After outcry over contentious job listing, Indiana candy shop owner selling business

The proprietor was accused of sexism. Last week, Randy Good, the owner of Good’s Candy Shop in Anderson, Indiana, posted a lengthy job listing (since deleted) and shared his poor experiences with certain types of employee behaviors, including laziness, manipulation, lying and “worst of all combined, the splitters,” the Idaho Statesman reports. “Splitting is a behavior of…

‘A Battle for the Souls of Black Girls’

Discipline disparities between Black and white boys have driven reform efforts for years. But Black girls are arguably the most at-risk student group in the United States, the New York Times reports. The disproportionate discipline rates of Black boys have long dominated discussions about the harmful effects of punitive discipline policies, but recent high-profile cases…

‘My son would still be alive if he was white’ | Opinion

Maurice had not been handcuffed, and he was never placed under arrest, writes Maurice Gordon, Sr. in a guest opinion on NJ.com. But the situation quickly and irrevocably escalated when Junior wanted to leave the police car, which he should have been free to do since he was never under arrest. Instead, Sgt. Wetzel accosted…

Higher Education Professionals in Danger

“They’re coming for you too.” UNC-Chapel Hill has sullied its reputation again, this time by giving into white conservative fears about a powerful black woman, according to the Charlotte Observer. And make no mistake, the decision to deny tenure at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media to Nikole Hannah-Jones, one of the most influential, decorated and…