Troy Talk

Home Ownership: Keeping The American Dream Alive

One of the most common mantras about home ownership is that it probably will be the single largest investment in your life. It's a cliché because, for mostit's true. Oftentimes it has marked a rite of passage into "finally becoming a grown-up" when making that purchase. Yet, the idea of home ownership, the bedrock of the American Dream, is fraying. Unfortunately for many, the American Dream is becoming more challenging to attain. It is especially hard for those just starting out on their own due to the challenges of saving up for the required down payment

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Closing The Hunger Gap In New Jersey

A recent headline of an Op-Ed article by New Jersey General Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin perfectly captures the spirit of the food insecurity issue: New Jersey must be able to feed its people

That caption raises these all-important questions: Do you have enough to eat? Will you go to bed hungry tonight?

We’re not talking about a third-world country; we’re talking about New Jersey, USA.

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Protect Yourself During The Coronavirus Pandemic - Register For The Vaccine TODAY

I have always tried to maintain a civil posture in my blogs; however, sometimes blunt language is necessary. African Americans and other minorities continue to trail the rest of the country in receiving the coronavirus vaccine, and this is the time to speak out more stridently on this issue. African Americans and people of color need to receive equal access to the coronavirus vaccine, and it must begin immediately.

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National Inventors Day, STEM: A Path To Future New Jersey Inventors

Troy_Talk_Stem_Program_1.pngToday we celebrate National Inventors Day to commemorate American inventors' significant contributions to our country and the world.

These inventions, I suspect, began with inspiration. But even before the seed of the idea blooms, it starts with following a path and gaining knowledge that gave fruition to the concept.

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month – Protecting Our Children From Online Predators

During the coronavirus pandemic, we have had our feelings assaulted by its negative impact, which has affected everything from our health and the economy to education and leisure.

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National Technology Day: Expanding Broadband Access to All New Jerseyans

tt-technology.pngYesterday, Jan. 6, National Technology Day, is a worthy moment to consider the impact and importance of technology on how we live. Whether it’s the wheel or the smartphone, we feel its impact every day. For most of us in recent years, the internet has produced an inevitable leveling of access for the first time to worldwide information.

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