Dear Money After Graduation readers,
If you have been a fan of our financial advice for a while, you already know we make a sincere and concerted effort to uplift the voices of and share stories of marginalized populations.
We understand that money (and debt) is not distributed equally, and we try to be cognizant of the hurdles faced by women, people of color, LGBTQS2+, and the disabled in achieving financial security. We understand and acknowledge the role that privilege plays in everything from educational attainment to job security to physical security, and how each of those things plays a part in determining an individual’s net worth.
We are working hard, but until equality is achieved, we are not doing enough.
How we are doing better
We will give preference to Black freelancers looking for paid writing opportunities. If you would like to submit an article to Money After Graduation, please send your pitches to hello@money aftergraduation.com. We pay $100 for short-form pieces of 500-700 words and $200 for long-form articles of 1,000 words or more.
We will be donating 10% of all gross advertising revenues earned by the website in June and July to charities and non-profits for Black Lives Matter, particularly those that are providing legal help to those who have been arrested at protests. For the month of June, our donation will be divided equally between Unicorn Riot, Campaign Zero, and National Bail Out.
We will continue to amplify black voices in the personal finance community by sharing their content across all our social media channels. We encourage you to check out this awesome list of African American Personal Finance Bloggers.
Finally, we will continue to have open and frank discussions about racial inequality is a cornerstone of wealth inequality, and how we can dismantle the systems that oppress people of color from achieving financial security and success.