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dfree®’s Billion Dollar Challenge Helps Users Pay Off More Than $25 Million of Debt


Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., former New Jersey Secretary of State and founder of the dfree® Financial Freedom Movement, announced that its Billion Dollar Challenge money management tool has aided more than 10,000 African Americans pay off $25,663,715 of consumer debt. The Billion Dollar Challenge is the lead marketing initiative of the dfree® Movement to help people pay […]

By Administrator - September 3, 2020 11:33 pm


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Nonprofit works to help the Black community build long-lasting financial health


This article originally appeared here.   By age 32, Tamika Stembridge had conquered most of her career goals. She had earned a law degree and an MBA, handled production and sourcing at a fashion house, worked in supply chain and human resources for a major corporation, and started an entertainment law practice. But she had […]

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dfree®’s Billion Dollar Challenge Helps Users Pay Off More Than $25 Million of Debt


Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., former New Jersey Secretary of State and founder of the dfree® Financial Freedom Movement, announced that its Billion Dollar Challenge money management tool has aided more than 10,000 African Americans pay off $25,663,715 of consumer debt. The Billion Dollar Challenge is the lead marketing initiative of the dfree® Movement to help people pay […]

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Black Financial Freedom Movement Hosts Nearly 2,000 Attendees with Virtual


Backdate: July 30th, 2020 From Crisis to Clarity: Last week former New Jersey Secretary of State, Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., and the dfree® Financial Freedom hosted nearly 2,000 attendees for its first ever virtual conference to offer clarity to the multiple crises Black America has experienced over the last few months. Between COVID-19 and […]

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Media Personality Angela Yee and Media Mogul Tarik Brooks Added to dfree® Conference Lineup of Featured Speakers


Media Contact:Jasmine Walden 908-370-5196 jwalden@mydfree.org For Immediate Release     The Revolution will be Televised: Pioneer of Black Economic Empowerment Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. to be Joined by Media Mogul Tarik Brooks, Media Personality Angela Yee, Shane’ Harris of Prudential Financial and Michellene Davis, Esq. of RWJ Barnabas Health for Virtual Event to Bring […]

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dfree® to Host Virtual Conference July 24th to Bring Forth Tangible Strategy and Solutions for the State of Black America


Led by Black Economic Empowerment Leader Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., Event Will Yield Action for African Americans to Survive and Thrive in Light of Current Racial Injustices SOMERSET, NJ – JUNE 22, 2020 – In already unprecedented times, the state of Black America has seen major turmoil in the last few months. Between two national […]

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MetroFocus: June 3, 2020


Why has the George Floyd incident inspired such a widespread response? Will this crisis end by bringing us closer together or tearing us further apart? And as we witness a massive lack of social distancing during these protests, will we see a corresponding recurrence of covid-19 as we prepare to reopen? Former New Jersey Secretary […]

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How to Keep Your Faith and Strive For Financial Freedom During Challenging Times


Reverend Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG) in Somerset, New Jersey, and the former New Jersey Secretary of State, launched the Billion Dollar Challenge to create black wealth and to motivate the black communities to strive for financial freedom during unprecedented times. Black Enterprise spoke with the […]

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From Protest to Solutions


From Protest to Solutions After Minneapolis and Louisville By: Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.   Let us be clear: we need law enforcement. That is undeniably true. Having been abducted at gunpoint and saved by a white police officer myself, I will never deny the need for police. But I also cannot deny that we […]

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From Rhetoric to Reality: Financial Freedom Movement Issues a National Call for Black Economic Empowerment to Commemorate 15th Anniversary


Life-Long Activist of Improving the Black Community Dr. DeForest “Buster” Soaries and dfree® Kick off National Billion Dollar Challenge Tour with 2020 Vision   The global grassroots organization featured in CNN’s Almighty Debt: A Black in America Special, dfree®, celebrates 15 years of its financial freedom revolution this year. As the only faith-based nonprofit tackling [...]

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dfree® Partners with NJ’s Largest Health Care System RWJ Barnabas Health to Bring Financial Wellness to its More Than 34,000 Employees


Employees to Be Offered Free Resources and Strategy to Achieve and Sustain Financial Stability   This article appeared on NJBiz.com.   This week, dfree®, the financial freedom organization that has unprecedentedly aided 10,000 individuals nationwide in paying down more than $23 million of consumer debt through its Billion Dollar Challenge initiative, has announced its partnership [...]

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