Britney Spears: “Estoy Agradecida…De Ser Independiente”

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Desde que finalizó la estricta tutela que monitoreaba la vida de la cantante estadounidense Britney Spears, la estrella de pop acudió a las redes sociales ayer, martes, para compartir su agradecimiento de vivir una vida “libre”.

En el vídeo, mostró el agradecimiento de “ser libre” y de disfrutar de la cotidianidad del diario vivir.

“Sé lo vergonzoso que es compartir el hecho de que nunca vi dinero en efectivo o no pude conducir mi automóvil, pero honestamente todavía me sorprende cada día que me despierto cómo mi familia y la curaduría pudieron hacer lo que me hicieron.

Fue desmoralizador y degradante. Ni siquiera estoy mencionando todas las cosas malas que me hicieron por las que todos deberían estar en la cárcel. Sí, incluyendo mi madre que va a la iglesia.

Estoy acostumbrado a mantener la paz para la familia y mantener la boca cerrada, pero ya no. No lo he olvidado”, escribió en la red social Instagram. Además, agradeció a las personas que formaron parte del movimiento “Free Britney”, grupo que se mantuvo firme reclamando la libertad de Spears. “Gracias a ustedes, creo que me salvaron la vida”, comentó en el vídeo. Sugirió que, en el futuro, será activista para otras personas en situaciones similares. “No estoy aquí para ser una víctima.

Vivo con víctimas toda mi vida como un niño, por eso salí de mi casa y trabajé durante 20 años. Estoy aquí para ser un defensor con discapacidades y enfermedades reales. Soy una mujer muy fuerte.

No me imagino lo que el sistema les ha hecho a esas otras personas”. Un tribunal de California levantó la tutela el 12 de noviembre, por lo que la estrella del pop ahora puede administrar su propia vida y fortuna.

Medellín Ya No Es Escobar”, Celebra Maluma al Recoger Su EMA 

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“Ha sido duro llegar aquí”, ha recordado también, feliz con su galardón y a pocos minutos de ser asimismo uno de los artistas que han actuado en la gala con su sencillo “MAMA TETEMA”.

Su distinción como “mejor artista latino” es aún más meritoria si se tiene en cuenta la categoría de sus rivales por ese galardón: Bad Bunny, J. Balvin, Rosalía, Rauw Alejandro y Shakira. Maluma, que venía asimismo de alzarse como ganador el pasado año en la categoría de “mejor video latino” en los Video Music Awards (VMA), la rama americana de estos premios de MTV, suma el EMA a una trayectoria avalada también por el Latin Grammy 2018 al mejor álbum vocal de pop contemporáneo que consiguió por “FAME”.

El músico, cantante y compositor nacido en Medellín en 1994, inició su carrera discográfica con el disco “Magia” (2012), al que siguieron otros cuatro más, hasta “Papi Juancho” (2020), que incluye su éxito “HAWAI”.

Además de él, otras figuras latinas que han sido premiadas según su región en los instantes previos a la gala de los EMAs de MTV han sido Alemán (mejor artista latino de América del Norte), Tini (mejor artista latino de América del Sur), Sebastián Yatra (como mejor artista latino de América Central) y Manu Gavassi (mejor artista brasileño).

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Celebre Las Fiestas Prácticamente Los Domingos Familiares de Kohl y El Museo de Arte de Milwaukee

 
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Celebre las fiestas prácticamente con los domingos familiares de Kohl y el Museo de Arte de Milwaukee

-El evento en línea contará con actividades artísticas festivas, música y dulces. - El domingo 5 de diciembre, el Museo de Arte de Milwaukee invita a las familias a conectarse en línea para el evento del museo Kohl's Family Sundays at Home: Holiday Edition.

A partir de las 10 a.m., los visitantes de mam.org/family-sundays pueden celebrar la temporada con actividades para toda la familia. Los participantes virtuales podrán escuchar música navideña interpretada por el músico y educador de Milwaukee Kai Simone.

Los videos dirigidos por el equipo de educadores del Museo explorarán las artes decorativas en la colección del Museo y mostrarán a las familias cómo hacer regalos como adornos que atraigan la luz y esculturas inspiradas en relojes. Los espectadores pueden ver detrás de escena en la panadería Confectionately Yours y aprender a hacer manzanas confitadas con la propietaria Adija Greer-Smith.

Los artistas jóvenes de la escuela primaria Honey Creek compartirán sus creaciones en una exhibición de arte estudiantil. Las obras de arte completadas durante el evento se pueden compartir a través de las redes sociales, utilizando el hashtag #MAMStudioAtHome, y se pueden mostrar en la página web del evento. La participación en los domingos familiares en casa de Kohl's es gratuita. Las familias pueden hacer una donación en línea para apoyar al Museo, artistas locales, proveedores y socios. Los eventos y la programación para las familias se llevarán a cabo virtualmente durante el resto del año, y todas las galerías de colecciones están abiertas los jueves de 10 a.m. a 8 p.m. y de viernes a domingo de 10 a.m. a 5 p.m.

Se mantendrán las precauciones de seguridad, incluidas las máscaras faciales y el distanciamiento social. Las entradas programadas para la entrada se pueden comprar en mam.org/visit. La entrada para niños menores de 12 años es siempre gratuita, gracias a Kohl's.

El contenido de Kohl's Family Sundays at Home: Holiday Edition estará disponible del 5 al 19 de diciembre de 2021.

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Our Path Forward To Advance Racial Equity

By Brian Lamb

Brian Lamb is Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The past year has been one of the most tumultuous chapters in recent history for Black Americans, with numerous reminders that systemic racism brings devastating consequences for individuals, families and communities.

The COVID-19 pandemic is tearing through Black communities across the country, killing Black people at twice the rate of white Americans, while leaving a trail of lost jobs and shuttered Black-owned businesses in its wake. This, along with the killing of George Floyd and so many others, has sparked an outpouring of corporate support for Black Americans in recent months, and we’ve seen numerous examples of companies stepping up to make concrete changes to the way they do business in an effort to advance racial equity around the world.

As the largest bank in the United States, it’s long past time for JPMorgan Chase to own its part in creating economic opportunity and inclusion for communities that have been historically marginalized. Systemic racism is a tragic part of America’s history. It’s a congenital defect of our society that’s resulted in racial gaps across virtually every walk of American life, including wealth, homeownership, educational outcomes, health care, incarceration rates and life expectancy.

Real lives that matter are impacted by these gaps, and it’s our responsibility to do something about it, given the role of banks in the financial health of the communities we serve.

 

HOW JPMORGAN CHASE IS COMBATTING THE RACIAL WEALTH DIVIDE

Over the past few months, we’ve reviewed our business practices, products and the role we play in communities across this country to understand the changes we need to make to address the largest drivers of the racial wealth divide. We’ve been especially focused on developing ways to expand affordable lending and housing, increase credit and capital for Black-owned small businesses, and improve access to tools that will help Black people save money and get on a path to sustained financial health.

This work led us to make a $30 billion commitment over the next five years to provide economic opportunities in underserved communities — with a special focus on Black and Latinx people. These commitments include loans, equity, and direct funding to promote homeownership and affordable housing.

We’ve set a goal of originating an additional 40,000 home purchase loans for Latinx and Black households. To do this we’ve committed $8 billion toward mortgages. We also want underserved communities to be able to take advantage of historically low interest rates, and we’ve committed $4 billion toward helping Latinx and Black households refinance their home loans.

 

CREATING PATHWAYS TO FINANCIAL HEALTH

Through our own research, we know that Black households tend to have lower savings and higher debt burdens than other groups. Historically, Black Americans have been forced to grapple with less access to credit, and often have to pay higher financing fees. Too many Black Americans are completely unbanked as well, which increases the likelihood of turning to predatory alternative financial services like check cashing and payday lenders. 

To combat this challenge, we aim to help one million people open low-cost checking and savings accounts. To accomplish this, we must build stronger connections to underserved communities, so we’ve committed to hiring 150 new community managers. We’re also planning to open new Community Center branches in the areas that need them most, and increase our marketing outreach to our Latinx and Black populations to raise awareness of these efforts.

 

LEANING IN ON BLACK

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

If we are to make meaningful progress in closing the racial wealth divide, entrepreneurship must be a key part of the equation. We’re committed to helping the job creators in Latinx and Black communities gain access to the credit they need to launch, grow and scale their businesses. As part of this effort, we’ve committed to delivering $2 billion in loans, and to spending an additional $750 million with Latinx and Black companies that can supply products and services to JPMorgan Chase.

We’re also going to expand our Entrepreneurs of Color Fund to support more Latinx and Black small-business owners nationwide.

As we move forward with these efforts, we know we must hold ourselves accountable if they’re going to achieve their intended impact. We are going to continually assess how these commitments are performing and will adjust when necessary. Ultimately, we know that no single company can close the racial wealth gap, but it is our responsibility to try — and to work with other companies and policymakers along the way.

We’re owning our part in this — and we’re just getting started.

Visit JPMorganChase.com/Pathforward to learn more about our efforts to advance racial equity, which include affordable housing, minority-owned businesses, financial health, workforce diversity and more. 

 

Take Control Of Your Financial Future

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After more than a year of the pandemic, many people have experienced changes in how they manage their money.  With different spending needs and, in some cases changes in income, balancing budgets, saving, and monitoring credit have become top of mind, as underscored by our recent Digital Banking Attitudes study.

“No matter where you are financially, budgeting and saving are two key habits that can help all of us bounce back from life’s unexpected moments,” said Lawrence Bailey, head of financial health and community development for Chase. “Another important habit is understanding how credit works and what goes into a score.  That is why we are here to help everyone have open conversations about what it means to become financially healthy and provide support, tools and advice to get there.”

Chase has launched a new Financial Health website with information and tools designed to support with budgeting, saving and tracking credit scores. To help consumers further manage changing financial needs, here are a few tips to staying financially healthy:

• Build a budget to meet your needs. Three in four people have concerns about creating a budget that’s flexible and realistic for how they live. It’s a good practice to update your budget frequently to gain a clear understanding of where and how you can give and take. There are digital tools that can help keep an eye on your expenses and income, and allow you to find gaps or ways to save.

• Use technology to help keep you on track. Over a third of your credit score is based on on-time payments. Financial technology can help you with managing your bills and how you get paid. Automate all you can, and set up transaction alerts for deposits and withdrawals. If you use the Chase Mobile app, we have videos that can help you set these up.

• Monitor and protect your credit. Nearly 75% of Americans are concerned about improving their credit score. Some actions can impact your credit more than others, and having a clear picture of your credit score is critical. Sign up to Credit Journey for free. This is important if you are considering applying for a loan or a credit card, or refinancing debt or your home loan.

• Set aside savings, when possible. Eighty-nine percent of Americans have concerns about preparing for unexpected expenses. Having money set aside in an emergency fund can help you find peace of mind. Also, by saving regularly, you’ll have the financial flexibility to help take on your goals in 2021 and beyond. Use an online calculator to see how your savings are tracking. Even setting aside a few dollars a week can help you prepare for the unexpected, and save for short- and long-term plans.

• Stay alert to scams. Scams continue to remain prevalent. To stay up to date, see the Federal Trade Commission’s advice. It is smart to triple-check any social message, email, or solicitation you get. Know that Chase won’t ask for confidential information—such as your name, password, PIN, or other account information—if we reach out to you.

• Look into payment programs if you need help. If you are worried about making payments, contact your home loan, car, or credit card company and ask if they have any payment relief programs.  For example, Chase customers can find support at COVID-19 including options to defer payments or get relief on their credit card, or car or home loans.

Financial health is a journey, and we can help you think about a plan for now and the future. Also, remember you can reach out to community organizations and city and state resources that can help connect you to aide if you need it.

For resources, tools and information on how to manage your budget, grow your savings and build your credit, please visit chase.com/personal/financial-goals.