HBCU Money™ Turns One Year Old

By William A. Foster, IV

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. ” — William Allen Whit

To start a financial journalism company is no light-hearted task. Yet, one year ago today after much preparation that is exactly what was done by AK, Inc, the investment and operations firm that wholly-owns HBCU Money™. It has been an amazing year full of accomplishments, long nights, and revelations. HBCU Money’s biggest success over the past year I believe was expanding our coverage into the country of Ghana. We are and will continue to be focused on financial journalism from an African Diaspora point of view. It is the culture and purpose for which we were founded. Many say that there is a distrust from the African American and Diaspora community towards the world of economics, finance, and investment. I believe there is just lack of information from a point of view that says not only do we operate in the financial world but there is much to be done, to be built, and it is vital to our Diaspora’s infrastructure that we do so. There is much more to be done at HBCU Money™ and I expect year two will be an even bigger year than our first as we find our proper footing and place within the world of HBCU owned media. Again, I want to say thank you to all who have supported us because there are too many to name. Check out some of the highlights from our first 365 days in business.

  • If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this site, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.
  • The busiest day of the year was November 28th. The most popular article that day was 2011’s Top 10 HBCU Endowments.
  • There were visitors from 75 countries in all! Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & The United Kingdom were not far behind.

It has been a honor to serve as Editor-In-Chief of HBCU Money™ this past year and look forward continuing to do so. There is no time to rest. Enjoy the moment. Now let us get back to work because as our motto states “Our Money Matters”.

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