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Into the Metaverse: Where Crypto, Gaming and Capitalism Collide

The metaverse of Zuckerberg’s dreams is the sort of place where everyone’s plugged into a virtual reality…

Book of the Month

Four thirty-something African American men are at the top of their games in New York City. They have the money. They have access to exclusive, members-only clubs. They get the girls and all that comes with it. Keeping the girls, however, is another story. For the most part, bachelorhood has been kind to these four successful men, but time and circumstances threaten to change that as a global pandemic looms in the shadows. The city goes from the vibrant center of American cultural life to a ghost town overnight. For Reggie Johnson, the de facto leader of the pack, the pandemic forces him to face his own insecurities. Will he make the right choices, and will his brothers be effective in convincing him to follow the path of least resistance?

Book of the Month

The astonishing untold history of America’s first black millionaires—former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties—self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison.

While Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Michael Jordan, and Will Smith are among the estimated 35,000 black millionaires in the nation today, these famous celebrities were not the first blacks to reach the storied one percent. Between the years of 1830 and 1927, as the last generation of blacks born into slavery was reaching maturity, a small group of smart, tenacious, and daring men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success.

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