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Black Financial Freedom Organization Launces Online Courses to Expand Reach


This article originally appeared on NewYorkTrendNYC.com Recently, dfree, a financial freedom organization designed specifically for the African-American community, launched its all-new online financial lifestyle education platform.   With a friendly-user experience and a plethora of helpful features, the organization has launched its online dfree Academy with new, fresh content and courses that are now mobile-friendly […]

By Administrator - January 27, 2021 12:04 pm

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How we can foster financial inclusion for Black Americans


From Dr. King’s time to today, collaborations are key to driving equality forward. By Lata Reddy, senior vice president, Inclusive Solutions at Prudential February 24, 2021 The past year has seen a resurgence in Black Americans’ fight for equal treatment under the law and equitable investment in their communities, with nationwide protests sparking comparisons to […]

By Administrator - February 25, 2021 3:09 pm


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How we can foster financial inclusion for Black Americans


From Dr. King’s time to today, collaborations are key to driving equality forward. By Lata Reddy, senior vice president, Inclusive Solutions at Prudential February 24, 2021 The past year has seen a resurgence in Black Americans’ fight for equal treatment under the law and equitable investment in their communities, with nationwide protests sparking comparisons to […]

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Black Financial Freedom Organization Launces Online Courses to Expand Reach


This article originally appeared on NewYorkTrendNYC.com Recently, dfree, a financial freedom organization designed specifically for the African-American community, launched its all-new online financial lifestyle education platform.   With a friendly-user experience and a plethora of helpful features, the organization has launched its online dfree Academy with new, fresh content and courses that are now mobile-friendly […]

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Dr. DeForest Soaries Fosters Financial Freedom During the Holiday Season Through dfree®


The CEO Creates an “In the Black Campaign” To Help Combat Widespread Indebtedness and Promote Financial Success This article originally appeared on EsquireMag.com Dr. DeForest Soaries is committed to helping others achieve wellness and success through his very own financial freedom initiative. The founder of dfree® has created an economic and cultural movement in savings, […]

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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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