This Thursday at 9pm, CNN airs a new installment of its popular documentary Black in America. In this episode, host Soledad O’Brien takes a look at “almighty debt,” its effect on the black community and the role of the black church in helping us live debt free. In addition to interviewing Pastor DeForestÂ Soaries of First Baptist Church in New Jersey–who makes living debt-free an integral part of his message to his congregation–O’Brien attendedÂ Black Enterprise’s Golf & Tennis Challenge to talk with our editors about the ways debt management (or lack thereof) affects our lives.
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by Alisa Gumbs