New York, NY More than ten thousand viewers have watched National Standard Abstract’s new podcast centered on the economic empowerment of Black communities within its first two weeks on streaming platforms. 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,” is hosted by Osei and Nadir Rubie, the father-son duo behind National Standard Abstract, a full-service title insurance agency that 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.
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 1% 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 one 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 Lawson, co-founder of Shoppe Black.
The All Boxed Checked Podcast is available on YouTube, listening apps, and streaming services.
National Standard Abstract is a full-service title insurance agency with expertise in faith-based developments, residential and commercial real estate transactions. Because of their profound belief in community building, 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.
Shoppe Black is a Philadelphia, PA-based company founded by husband and wife team Tony Lawson and Shantrelle Lewis in 2015 to connect Black-owned businesses with the customers, partners, and resources needed to succeed.