By Rashad Phillips New Growth Hair magazine After reading two of Anthony Browder’s books entitled From The Browder Files and Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization,…

By Rashad Phillips New Growth Hair Magazine Nicole Chaplin is a Master Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, CrossFit Athlete, Fitness Model, and Author. Chaplin has Caribbean roots and grew up in Miami, Florida. During her high school and college years, Chaplin was very active and attributes her work ethic to her Jamaican roots and Miami’s […]

VIA New Growth Hair By Rashad Phillips By the end of 1967, African-Americans fought for and obtained federal legislation to establish civil rights, voting rights, and to abolish racial segregation. Dr. King viewed the passage of civil rights protections as the first steps toward freedom and equality for African-Americans. King said, “In spite of a […]

Sometimes we hear people brag about their new car, new home, luxurious apartment, expensive jewelry, designer clothing, or high tech gadgets. These boasters enjoy bragging…

Sometimes we hear people brag about their new car, new home, luxurious apartment, expensive jewelry, designer clothing, or high tech gadgets. These boasters enjoy bragging about their prized possessions to communicate that they have achieved a certain social status. In the mind of the untrained financial professional, these people are “Doing It Big!”, “Flossin”, and […]

By Dr. Dip, Charlotte’s Salsa Ambassador During business hours, I’m known as a tax accountant and small business advisor. After hours, I’m known as Dr. Dip. Over the past two years, I’ve become known for my patented Salsa move. My name refers to the Dip, which is a challenging dance move that requires your partner’s […]

By Rashad Phillips There’s an old saying: “It isn’t what you know but who you know.” But as we move into 2012 and beyond, the new saying will be “It’s what you know and who you know.” Why? Because in this new economic environment, the average American doesn’t have access to the cash or credit […]

By Dr. Dip After about a year of dancing salsa, I learned one of my biggest life lessons. The rules of salsa dancing apply to relationships. Prior to dancing salsa, I thought I had some idea about what women want and how to be a good partner in a relationship. Well, I had it all […]

By Rashad Phillips We’ve all heard the statement that money doesn’t grow on trees. And after hearing that statement so many times, we accept it as true. But talk to an Apple Farmer, during the harvest season, and he’ll tell you that money does grow on trees. The apples picked from his trees are called […]

Ask most Charlotteans what’s going on in our city and they don’t have a clue. The Charlotteans who are in the know about Queen City events complain that our activities are too expensive. About two years ago, I might have agreed with most folks about Charlotte’s nightlife. But my thoughts quickly changed after I decided […]

It’s time to have the talk. About what? The topic that most Americans are afraid to discuss. Now is the time to find the courage to release our fears and let our friends and family know if we are experiencing or will soon experience financial challenges. I call this Money Talk, an open and honest […]

By Rashad Phillips Often, we attempt to conceal or deny the connection between money and romantic relationships. Part of the denial is based on a lack of understanding about the functions of money and uncertainty as to the purpose of romantic relationships. The lack of knowledge regarding both money and relationships create major issues that […]