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BROKEN PROMISE By V. BROWN


As a child Promise Brown lived the life that every girl in the ghetto would have loved to live. Her parents, Sweet Pea and Biggs, were the head of a fledging drug empire that stretched from coast to coast. They were way passed hood rich but refused to leave the hood—the same place that contributed to their downfall. The hood bred jealousy and envy which would ultimately affect the Brown's livelihood.Just when Promise had gotten use to the good life things went downhill. Her parents were arrested and later imprisoned because of a snitch who hid behind false pretenses causing DEFACS to step in and make her a ward of the state.Now all she wants is out! Escaping the clutches of the system, Promise runs back to her old hood. There she runs into her mother's childhood friend's nephew and together they devise a way to get paid.Promise never imagined she...
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Say It & Believe It: I Am Equipped to Avoid Financial Fear!

Young, Fabulous, and Self-Employed! What a slogan right? Well that's exactly what I thought when I came across a website that adorned that very name. I soon learned that it was a magazine geared toward promoting the entrepreneurial spirit and helping go getters realize their dreams.  Anyone who has embarked on this journey has most likely experienced anxiety over a key component of that mission, the dreaded "F" word. Finances! Even to the most savvy business person, I have no doubt it can be the source of much stress. However, I am learning that it does not have to be that way at all. With preparation and a lot of hard work, one can equip themselves with the knowledge to overcome this critical obstacle. Below is an article I pulled from Young, Fabulous, and Self-Employed Mag: 10 Financial Lessons You Will Learn During Your 1st Year of Business In summary the...
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