Welcome and check back for updates!! Follow us on Twitter @aathu

CONTACT US All About...EVENTS AllAboutTheHookUp - Blog Restaurants THE BLACK DIRECTORY TRAVEL DISCOUNTS WORLDWIDE

RENTING AN APARTMENT - POOR CREDIT

October 12, 2017

#allaboutmoney

 

If you have poor credit, you may be worried about having your rental agreement rejected for a new apartment. It’s easy to feel ashamed or frustrated about bad credit, but you don’t need to worry quite so much. Here are your options for making yourself look like a good choice for the right apartment.

 

Be Honest and Know Your Credit Report

If you haven’t checked out your credit report recently, do so. Look for potential inaccuracies and get familiar with it, so there are no surprises when you go to discuss your credit report with potential landlords.

It’s usually best to be upfront about your situation, especially if you know for a fact that the property you wish to rent requires credit reports. The property managers and landlords you work with may appreciate your honesty, and want to know more about your situation, rather than just declining your application.

 

Pay Your Bills on Time

This is a surefire way to show improvement in your credit. It can take time for your credit score to improve, but if you are able to show you’re paying down your debt and paying bills on time, it can prove...

[More]
Posted at: 03:48 PM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

ALL ABOUT CREDIT SCORES 4 Fast Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

October 12, 2017

#allaboutmoney

The words “credit score” hold a lot of weight when it comes to making big decisions as an adult. You might know it’s important, but do you know why?

 
 

1. Pay your bills on time.

Sounds simple, but people miss the due dates for bills all the time. Whether it’s your student, auto, or mortgage loan, set calendar reminders or use automatic withdrawal to make sure you get those payments in on time.

 
iphone.png
 
 
Card.png
 

2. Get a credit card!
(And pay down your balance.)

Start with smaller purchases, like paying for gas or groceries, until you’re more comfortable using it. Paying your balance off in full month-over-month is a great way to boost your score. But remember: To raise your credit score, you must first reduce your credit card debt.

 
 

3. Keep old debt on your credit report.

Some debt is actually good debt. If you have debt that you pay off consistently and spans many years, it can actually boost your credit score. Don’t remove this from your credit history!

Also, keep your credit card accounts as long as possible. If you stop using them, the account might not be reported...

[More]
Posted at: 07:48 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

AUGUST EVENTS

May 2, 2017

AUGUST

AfroPunk in Brooklyn, NY

August 2017 (date has not been released)
www.afropunkfest.com/brooklyn

Black Alumni Networking Expo in Arlington, VA

August 2017 (date has not been released)
www.blackalumninetworkingexpo.com

Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago, IL

August 2017 (date has not been released)
www.siskelfilmcenter.org/blackharvest

BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA

August 2017 (date has not been released)
www.blackstarfest.org

Trillectro in Columbia, MD

August 2017 (date has not been released)
www.trillectro.com

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Leadership Conference in Cincinnati, OH

August 2 – 6, 2017
www.oppf.org/leadership-conference

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival in Martha’s Vineyard, MA

August 8 – 12, 2017
www.mvaaff.com

National Association of Black Journalists Convention & Career Fair in New Orleans, LA

August 9 – 13, 2017
www.nabj.org/2017Convention

Oakland Art and Soul Festival in Oakland, CA

August 19 – 20, 2017
artandsouloakland.com


Posted at: 11:26 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

WHAT TO DO

April 2, 2017

JULY

African American Festival in Baltimore, MD

July 2017 (date has not been released)
www.africanamericanfestival.net

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival in Brooklyn, NY

July 2017 (date has not been released)
www.bkhiphopfestival.com

Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto, ON

July 2017 (date has not been released)
ca.octobersveryown.com/pages/choose-your-location

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Organizational Leadership Conference in Washington, DC

July 6, 2017
zphib1920.org/events/zol2017

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. National Convention in Baltimore, MD

July 12 – 16, 2017
www.apa1906.net/alphaconvention

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Leadership Seminar in Las Vegas, NV

July 13, 2017
www.aka1908.com/coming-soon-2017-leadership-seminar

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Conclave in Orlando, FL

July 16 – 23, 2017
www.cvent.com/events/36th-international-conclave/registration

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Grand Chapter Meeting in Orlando, FL

July 18 – 22, 2017
www.kappaalphapsi1911.com/page/ORLANDO

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Conclave in Detroit, MI

July 18 – 23, 2017
www.phibetasigma1914.org/event-directory/conclave-2017

ColorComm Conference in Miami, FL

July 26 – 28, 2017
www.colorcommconference.com/events/c2-surprise-yourself

National Urban League Conference in St. Louis, MI

July 26 – 29, 2017
conference.iamempowered.com

National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC

July 31 – August 5, 2017
www.nbtf.org


Posted at: 11:12 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

MAY EVENTS

March 2, 2017

MAY

Blavity’s EmpowerHer Conference (location has not been released)

May 2017 (date has not been released)
www.corporate.blavity.com/why-i-created-a-conference-for-black-millennial-women

JMBLYA in Dallas, TX and Austin, TX

May 5, 2017 and May 6, 2017
jmblya.com

Broccoli City Festival in Washington, DC

May 6, 2017
www.bcfestival.com

Everyday People (various locations)

Summer 2017 (date has not been released)
www.everydaypplnyc.com


Posted at: 11:05 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

JUNE TRAVEL OPTIONS

March 2, 2017

JUNE

AfroPunk in Paris, FR

June 2017 (date has not been released)
www.afropunkfest.com/paris

Atlanta Greek Picnic Week in Atlanta, GA

June 2017 (date has not been released)
www.atlantagreekpicnic.com

BET Experience at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA

June 2017 (date has not been released)
www.bet.com/bet-experience

CurlFest in Brooklyn, NY

June 2017 (date has not been released)
www.curlygirlcollective.com

HOT 97’s Summer Jam in East Rutherford, NJ

June 2017 (date has not been released)
www.hot97.com/summerjam

I DON’T DO CLUBS’ Black-Owned Retail Month (various locations)

June 2017 (date has not been released)
www.idontdoclubs.com/2016/05/01/black-owned-retail-month-june-2016

The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA

June 2017 (date has not been released)
rootspicnic.com

Parlour Magazine’s #TravelFly Solo Weekend in Riviera Maya, MEX

June 8 – 12, 2017
parlourmagazine.com/2016/11/the-travelfly-solo-weekend-2017

Odunde Festival in Philadelphia, PA

June 11, 2017
odundefestival.org/odunde-festival

American Black Film Festival in Miami Beach, FL

June 14 – 18, 2017
www.abff.com

Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA

June 28 – July 2, 2017
www.essence.com/festival-2017

URBAN HANGOVER 

June 8-12, 2017

www.urbanhangover.com

 

6 will be held at The Amazing, ALL-INCLUSIVE Hard Rock Hotel of Riviera Maya, Mexico from June 8-12th!

Your UH Package includes: ALL OF YOUR FOOD, DRINKS, ROOM SERVICE AND ACCESS TO ALL OFFICIAL URBAN HANGOVER EVENTS & HARD ROCK ACTIVITIES DURING YOUR STAY!

BONUS: All...

[More]
Posted at: 10:50 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

THINGS TO DO OCTOBER

February 19, 2017

BLACK PROFESSIONALS and TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

OCTOBER

AfroPunk in Atlanta, GA

October 2017 (date has not been released)
www.afropunkfest.com/atlanta

Clark Atlanta University Homecoming in Atlanta, GA

October 2017 (date has not been released)
www.cau.edu

Florida A&M University Homecoming in Tallahassee, FL

October 2017 (date has not been released)
www.famu.edu

Howard University Homecoming in Washington, DC

October 2017 (date has not been released)
www2.howard.edu

North Carolina A&T State University Homecoming in Greensboro, NC

October 2017 (date has not been released)
www.ncat.edu/homecoming

Revolt Music Conference in Miami, FL

October 2017 (date has not been released)
revoltmusicconference.com

SpelHouse Homecoming in Atlanta, GA

October 2017 (date has not been released)
www.morehouse.edu


Posted at: 10:30 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

THINGS TO DO

February 14, 2017

APRIL

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA

April 14 – 16, 2017 and April 21 – 23, 2017
www.coachella.com


Posted at: 10:44 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

SEPTEMBER BLACK TRAVEL EVENTS

February 14, 2017

SEPTEMBER Events

African Festival of the Arts in Chicago, IL

September 2017 (date has not been released)
www.aihusa.org/african-fesitval-of-the-arts

AfroPunk in London, ENG

September 2017 (date has not been released)
www.afropunkfest.com/london

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference in Washington, DC

September 2017 (date has not been released)
www.cbcfinc.org/annual-legislative-conference

Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, PA

September 2017 (date has not been released)
www.madeinamericafest.com

ONE Musicfest in Atlanta, GA

September 2017 (date has not been released)
www.onemusicfest.com

National Black MBA Association Annual Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia, PA

September 26 – 30, 2017
www.nbmbaaconference.org


Posted at: 10:29 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

EVENTS ATLANTA FEBRUARY

February 8, 2017

1. ATLANTIS HAPPY HOUR
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Atlantis Restaurant & Lounge hosts a fun happy hour with 25 cent wings and $3 margaritas. There is music, networking and a great after work move every Tuesday. Learn more here.

2. LIZ’S LAUGHFEST 2017: COMEDY FOR A CAUSE
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is hosting a comedy show to raise donations for the Larry Orr Family Brain Tumor Fund. Get a good laugh in this Tuesday while supporting a much greater cause! Learn more here.

3. HASHTAGS AND HEELS
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sip, snack and socialize with radio duo La & Esso in the studio as they empower, educate and entertain. The two radio hosts will broadcast live and share a special Wednesday treat with the women that are in attendance. Learn more here.

4. FIX IT IN POST: POST PRODUCION 
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join SCAD Film for a presentation and panel with Atlanta post-production experts Moonshine Post to learn more about data management, on-set color correction, dailies creation and other post-production best practices that will...

[More]
Posted at: 10:12 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

FOOD - Fried Fish with Kimchi

February 7, 2017

Mike Wiley’s Recipe for a Fried Fish Sandwich With Kimchi and Spicy Mayo

This fish sandwich with a kicky kimchi garnish and a creamy special sauce is a chef’s favorite at Portland, Maine’s Eventide Oyster Co. and it’s remarkably easy to make at home

 
SMEAR TACTIC Chili-spiked mayonnaise is this sandwich’s special sauce. Its creamy consistency and spicy flavor complement the crisp fried fish. Photo: LINDA XIAO FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOOD STYLING BY HEATHER MELDROM, PROP STYLING BY CARLA GONZALEZ-HART

The Chef: Mike Wiley


 SMEAR TACTIC Chili-spiked mayonnaise is this sandwich’s special sauce. Its creamy consistency and spicy flavor complement the crisp fried fish.
His Restaurants: Hugo’s, Eventide Oyster Co., the Honey Paw, all in Portland, Maine
What He Is Known For: Injecting whimsy into Down East seafood. Anchoring Portland’s emerging dining scene.AFTER CLOCKING LONG SHIFTS at Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine, chef Mike Wiley needs a gratifying meal, fast. “It’s a quick and dirty little fried fish sandwich,” he said of this week’s Slow Food Fast contribution, known at the restaurant as the Mike. “I eat it regularly.”At Eventide, Asian ingredients mingle freely with Maine seafood. Here, a bracing helping of kimchi offsets the richness of the fried fish. “It gives...
[More]
Posted at: 10:09 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

THINGS TO DO

February 2, 2017

MARCH

MVMT50 at South by Southwest in Austin, TX

March 10 – 14, 2017
twitter.com/mvmt50

Blogging While Brown’s ourSocial Media Summit in Austin, TX

March 11, 2017
bloggingwhilebrown.com

Jazz in the Gardens Music Fest in Miami Gardens, FL

March 18 – 19, 2017
www.jazzinthegardens.com

I DON’T DO CLUBS’ Black-Owned Restaurant Month (various locations)

March 20 – 30, 2017
www.idontdoclubs.com/2016/03/08/black-owned-restaurant-month-april-2016-participants


Posted at: 10:43 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

WHAT TO DO

February 2, 2017

FEBRUARY

Super Bowl Weekend in Houston, TX

February 3 – 5, 2017
www.housuperbowl.com

Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show in Atlanta, GA

February 11 – 13, 2017
www.bronnerbros.com

NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, LA

February 17 – 19, 2017
www.allstarweekendneworleans2017.com

CIAA Basketball Tournament in Charlotte, NC

February 20 – 25, 2017
www.ciaatournament.org


Posted at: 10:36 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

THINGS TO DO

February 2, 2017

JANUARY

2017 W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience in Miami, FL

January 5 – 8, 2017
hiphopsisters.org/wealth


Posted at: 10:35 AM | 0 Comments | Add Comment | Permalink RSS

Posts by Date

Recent Posts

Archives