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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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For the Love of Black Financial Freedom: It’s Time to Invest in Yourself


By Tamika Stembridge Executive Director, dfree® Global Foundation, Inc.   Happy Black History Month! Be sure to follow @mydfree and I (@TheFreeBlackGirl) for 28 days of Free Black Brilliance where we’ll be highlighting incredible men, women, and young people from around the African diaspora who exhibit brilliance, excellence, and beyond for our people!   As […]

By Administrator - March 12, 2021 10:19 am


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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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The Level Up: Financial Freedom Movement Heads to Indianapolis to Celebrate 10,000 Individuals Paying Down Over $22 Million of Consumer Debt


The Level Up: Financial Freedom Movement Heads to Indianapolis to Celebrate 10,000 Individuals Paying Down Over $22 Million of Consumer Debt   Media Mogul & Entrepreneur Yandy Smith, Former NFL Player turned Prudential Financial Professional Delvin Joyce, and Gospel Singing Sensations The Walls Group Join Pioneer of Faith-Based Economic Empowerment Dr. DeForest B. Soaries Jr. [...]

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dfree® Around the Country: Indy Ministry Reduces More than $230K in Debt


Class Hosted by Overcoming Church Reduces Debt by $230,000+, Saves $57,500+ dfree® Financial Freedom Curriculum Makes Impact on Indianapolis   On Thursday, Aug. 8, 49 Indianapolis community members walked across the stage and steps closer to a life-changing goal of financial freedom thanks to the 12-week dfree® class facilitated by Overcoming Church (OCC).     Spearheaded by Senior Pastor […]

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