The 9 Best Financial Tips and Info for African Americans in 2017

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Black Enterprise has offered financial information to the black community for nearly half a century. We’ve put a strong focus this year on the financial health and well-being of millennials; on funding startups; on building generational wealth, and many other money concerns of our community. Here are nine of our most-viewed articles that feature incredible accounts of financial achievement; provide an unflinching look at the state of black finances; or offer solid advice on how to create your own wealth for life.

After winning a $52 million lottery jackpot in 2010, Miguel Pilgram used his winnings to launch his own real estate company, The Pilgram Group, and invest in properties across South Florida. Now, the successful businessman is committed to reviving Sistrunk Boulevard, a notorious corridor in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Black Enteprise’s digital editor, Selena Hill, has the full story.

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Baltimore advocates want to restore this program to curb the city’s blight epidemic and prevent more homes from becoming vacant. The program would also create construction jobs, they say. Find out the details.

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Veteran business and finance journalist Jeffrey McKinney investigates the myths and realities of using life insurance to make money. A must-read.

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The banking and financial services holding company seeks to lend $60 billion to qualified African American consumers for home purchases by 2027, as well as to increase the diversity of the Wells Fargo Home Lending sales team, with $15 million to support a variety of initiatives that promote financial education and counseling over the next 10 years.

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There is a strong upward mobility trend among African Americans, with nearly 40% residing in the suburbs. 

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Black Enterprise contributor Ashley M. Fox provides ways to use your upcoming tax refund wisely.

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The “Gentrification: How to Make Affordable Housing More Affordable,” panel took place at Fordham Law School on April 26. It touched on the current state of affordable housing in New York City, the impact of the proposed Trump funding cuts, and solutions. Watch the video and get great information.

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Black Enterprise money writer John Tucker breaks down the data and habits of America’s richest black folk.

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This organization is composed of current and former black female legislators who are determined to provide programs and policies to address the social justice and economic empowerment issues faced in black communities.


A new study reveals that nearly half of African Americans with yearly household incomes between $35,000 and $150,000 feel financial worry. Here’s why.

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