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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 […]

By Administrator - June 2, 2020 3:57 pm


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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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Living dfree®: Vol 7 4th Quarter Edition 2019


Level up and catch up on all things from the dfree® Leadership Retreat! Plus, get a first-hand take on Prudential and Urban One’s Legacy Lives On documentary. Read now

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dfree® In The News: Dear Fall…Don’t Miss Me


Dear Fall...Don't Miss Me: Tips for Making Your Dollars Stretch The Extra Mile This Fall Tamika Stembridge, Esq. Date: Oct. 29, 2019   This article was originally posted on HopeforWomenMag.com.   Last fall for me was all about staycations, selling stuff, and saving the proceeds. While these things are still very appropriate as one makes [...]

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Revolutionary Financial Freedom Movement Releases All-New Supplement Book for Black Millennials in Midst of Student Loan Crisis


Revolutionary Financial Freedom Movement Releases All-New Supplement Book for Black Millennials in Midst of Student Loan Crisis   New ‘Your dfree® for Young Adults’ to Serve as a Roadmap to Financial Health and Wellness, Available Now   In its new supplemental guide for young adults, available now, dfree® provides concrete, laser-focused strategy for Black Millennials [...]

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Pioneer of Faith-Based Economic Empowerment Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. and dfree® Accelerate Movement to the Next Level of Financial Freedom for Black Community


Pioneer of Faith-Based Economic Empowerment Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. and dfree® Accelerate Movement to the Next Level of Financial Freedom for Black Community   Organization’s National Leadership Retreat Gave Attendees Tangible Strategies, Tools and Resources to Further Transform Lives by Debt Reduction and Wealth Building   NATIONAL – October 11, 2019 – Last month [...]

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