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Father and Son Duo Close over $1 Billion Launch Podcast Focused on Building Black Wealth

NEW YORK – National Standard Abstract is launching a new podcast centered on the economic empowerment of Black communities. With the Black buying power expected to reach $1.5 trillion this year, the Black- and family-owned business is now streaming interviews with industry leaders and influencers to help propel students and professionals towards entrepreneurship and sustainability.

The podcast, “All Boxes Checked,” will be hosted by the father-son duo behind National Standard Abstract, a full-service title insurance agency that has closed over $1 billion since 2015. From commercial and residential real estate to financial investment and community empowerment, this podcast will educate listeners on building wealth while circulating money within the Black community.

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Osei and Nadir Rubie

The “All Boxes Checked” podcast will feature guests such as business professionals and philanthropists to public officials and government agencies that will share their insights on the real estate and title insurance industries in addition to the growth of Black-owned businesses.

As the former epicenter of the global COVID-19 pandemic, New York City businesses and homeowners faced financial uncertainty and ruin. The health crisis spanning nearly two years threatened to destabilize the Black community, which faced a higher unemployment rate, foreclosures, evictions, and business closures without emergency federal coronavirus relief funding. National Standard Abstract is closing the opportunity gap – one conversation at a time.

Some of these guests include Quentin Hardy of Movement Mortgage, who is among the top one percent of loan originators in America; Ralph McDaniels, founder of the Video Music Box who was at the forefront of broadcasting hip hop culture; and other notable individuals whose invaluable expertise will help shift the paradigm.

“Six years ago, National Standard Abstract and Shoppe Black were established with a common goal – to advance cooperative economics. Today, we are forging ahead with the launch of a podcast that amplifies Black voices and elevates our culture. We are dedicating resources to engage in conversations about race, education, and economic mobility,” said Osei Rubie, president and founder of National Standard Abstract.

“It has always been our commitment at National Standard Abstract to serve as a bridge to building community at a time. We are excited to launch a new podcast that will connect listeners of any age at every stage of their careers with resources to become financially secure,” said Nadir Rubie, a partner at National Standard Abstract.

“Shoppe Black is excited to assist National Standard Abstract with the launch of a platform that will complement the work that we do every day – promoting all things Black-owned, globally. We are excited to create new spaces and opportunities for people to connect and exchange ideas. By working together, we are expanding our reach while empowering our audience to grow as individuals and professionals,” said Tony O. Lawson, CEO and co-founder of Shoppe Black.

National Standard Abstract is a full-service title insurance agency with expertise in faith-based developments, residential and commercial real estate transactions. Since launching in 2015, the family- and black-owned firm has closed over $1 billion in transactions within the New York metropolitan area.

As the bridge to building one community at a time, National Standard Abstract expanded its footprint into philanthropy through the Osei Rubie Charitable Fund to help end racial inequity and support the organizations working on the ground to create real change.

All Boxed Checked will be available on YouTube, listening apps, and streaming services. 

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12 Black Podcasts that will Inspire, Educate and Entertain You

Currently, there are more than 700,000 active podcasts and more than 29 million podcast episodes. To help you sift through the numerous options, we’ve listed some Black podcasts that we feel you should get into. Let us know which others you like!

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Revision Path is a podcast showcasing the world’s Black designers, developers, and digital creatives. Revision Path is the first podcast to be added to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture permanent collection. Hosted by Maurice Cherry.

The Read is a weekly pop culture podcast based in New York City and hosted by Kid Fury and Crissle. The Read is now on late night! You can now find them on FUSE TV.

Earn Your Leisure offers behind-the-scenes financial views into the entertainment and sports industries as well as highlighting back stories of entrepreneurs. Hosted by Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings.

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A Little Juju offers Black womanist and witchy insight to pop culture, healing, and processing what it means to be a black girl sorceress in the digital world.

Therapy for Black Girls is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Hosted by licensed Psychologist, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford.

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Million Dollaz Worth Of Game is a weekly podcast featuring rapper/actor @GillieDaKing and social media influencer and disruptor @Wallo267 – They discuss music, real life issues and offer honest advice and comedy.

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His And Her Money is hosted by husband and wife team, Talaat and Tai McNeely. Their goal is to  equip you to find the balance between managing money, marriage and everything in between.

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Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold, Black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Hosted by Nicaila Matthews-Okome.

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Game of Grow offers a raw discussion of the entire process and what it takes to succeed — wins, losses, lessons, and actionable strategies you can put to use right away. Hosted by Muoyo Okome.

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Living Corporate is a platform dedicated to exploring and celebrating underrepresented identities in Corporate America. The podcast guests are executives, inclusion and diversity leaders, social impact entrepreneurs, educators, and public servants.

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Food Heaven Made Easy – Registered Dietitians and BFFs, Wendy and Jess talk all things food, health, and nutrition as they work towards making this world a healthier place, one meal at a time.

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