Melody Beuzelin, Author at Home & Texture
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Melody Beuzelin

Writing since February 2024• 371 stories contributed

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Melody Beuzelin is a contributing writer for Blavity with a focus on home and lifestyle. She currently focuses on Home & Texture, writing about all things wellness, commerce and the home. Over her tenure, she's produced award-winning articles, web, social media and email content for brands such as Travel + Leisure, Hilton, The Walt Disney Company and YouAligned. Based in Los Angeles, she's an entrepreneur with a passion for disrupting "business as usual" and co-founded a wellness booking app. When she's not working hard, she's hardly working by practicing yoga, traveling and creating content for fun. Growing up as the "poetry writing theater kid" she was imaginative, had a love for literature and had a playful outlook on life believing that it's not a party unless both hands are in the air. • Won over 10 awards for various editorial and consumer engagement campaigns for Travel + Leisure • Launched four best-selling Amazon brands that included eco-friendly yoga mats, organic essential oils, fitness tea and crystal jewelry. • Wrote, directed, produced and starred in more than two dozen yoga and wellness videos for the Yoga Lifestyles Youtube channel • Certified 300+ hours yoga and fitness instructor Follow Melody on Instagram and TikTok @melodyinterstellar

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Makeup Organization

Are you tired of starting your day by sifting through a chaotic mess of makeup and skincare products? It’s easy to lose track of your cosmetics, and you might have...

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Downsizing Lessons

Moving is overwhelming as it is. And if you’re moving from a bigger space to a smaller abode, you have an additional layer of decisions: what to do with all...

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Juicer Pros and Cons

Juicers—they're not just for health nuts and green goddesses anymore. If you're a fitness fanatic or just looking to add a little extra oomph to your diet, the question of...

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WFH Routine

Waking up on the right side of the bed isn't just about luck—it's about crafting a morning routine that sets the tone for your entire day. And what better place...

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Paint Types

Painting your home can be an exciting project, yet depending on the size of the surface—like an accent wall versus a whole room or even the outside of your house—it...

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Bathroom Colors

When faced with the task of painting your bathroom, the seemingly simple decision of choosing the right color can quickly become overwhelming. After all, you want a bathroom color that...

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Homestead Farming

Each day, without realizing it, we rely on external sources to get the things we need. Utility companies allow us to use electricity in our homes, gas stations provide us...

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Bacon Grease

Bacon – that crispy, savory delight we can't resist, and—depending on who you ask—is the undeniable king of breakfast. That sizzle in the pan can feel like music to the...

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Housewarming Gifts Under $50

When someone important in your life takes a big step toward their goals, you celebrate them! If that scenario happens to be moving into a new space, it usually follows...

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Simmer Pot Recipes

A good-smelling home is always in season, and there’s no shortage of options, from sprays to plug-ins to candles and diffusers. But the latest innovation is by way of DIY...

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Flipping Houses

You might be familiar with the term "flipping houses," especially if you’ve watched shows like "Flip or Flop" on HGTV. The shows make it look easy and fun—and it can...

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Budgeting

You did it—you reached a major milestone, expertly navigating a new language that includes terms like “escrow” and “comparable market analysis.” You became a homeowner. It’s a notable accomplishment, especially...

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Candle Maintenance

Candles are the perfect minimal-effort decor item that can instantly make a room feel warm with a cozy ambiance. Whether you use them for relaxation, romance, or simply to add...

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Coffee Tables for Small Spaces

Having a small living space can be a challenge as you try to keep a healthy balance between cozy and uncluttered. Coffee tables, however, can help complement the space and...

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Garage Flooring

Just when you thought you were limited to concrete when it comes to your garage, turns out, you have many options! Selecting the perfect flooring for your garage is a...

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Modern Kitchen

When you think of a modern kitchen, sleek textures and clean lines may come to mind. But what are the actual elements that give the heart of your home that...

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Standing Desk

You’ve seen standing desks—if you work in an office, they’re among the latest ergonomic essential that promises benefits like increased productivity and improved overall health. If you used one, it...

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King

It’s time to upgrade your sleeping quarters. And good news—there may be plenty of room for a king-sized bed. However, before you buy, you faced with the dilemma: should you...

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Ripping Out Carpet

Carpet, once a popular flooring choice, is slowly becoming a thing of the past for many homeowners. Why? Well, here are some pretty convincing reasons that might just encourage you...

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Types of Windows

Windows are an important part of any home, providing natural light, fresh air, and aesthetic appeal. Depending on your style and architectural preferences, you have plenty of options to choose...

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Layering

In interior design, the concept of "layering" takes decorating to a new level by adding depth and complexity. It transcends the boundaries of aesthetics, giving a creative opportunity to turn...

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Things To Not Put in the Dishwasher

If you have a dishwasher in your home, you’re well aware of its blessings as a time-saver and all-around convenient staple in your kitchen. But there are certain items your...

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Styling Shelves

Besides hanging up wall art, shelves are one of the best and simplest ways to transform empty wall space. They’re great for utility purposes, like organizing your books or glassware....

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Smart Refrigerator

We’re used to technology integrating into nearly every aspect of our lives. It extends from the phones in the palm of our hand to systems all around us that keep...

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Solar Panels

Embracing clean and renewable energy sources is not a new concept. One of many ways to approach adopting greener practices as a homeowner is by installing solar panels. While it...

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Townhouse Pros and Cons

Townhouse living combines the best of both worlds of an apartment and a home, offering an exciting blend of convenience, homey details, and community spirit. If you’re not quite ready...

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Jewelry Storage

Jewelry can have many different meanings. Some pieces might be treasures passed down or gifted from loved ones. Others are fun accessories that spice up an outfit or symbolize something...

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Beginner’s DIY Guide

DIY home improvement projects are not just about saving money; they're about expressing your creativity, enhancing your living space, and having fun along the way. If you’re thinking about having...

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White Elephant

Few gift-giving experiences are more unique than the White Elephant gift exchange. It’s a fun combination of laughter, humor, friendly competition, surprises and sentiment that all come together to create...

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Ceiling Design

If you’re thinking about a home renovation project that doesn’t require tearing out drywall or ripping up flooring but want to transform your space in a more complex way than...

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DIY Candles

Candles can instantly make a space cozy—and while most things are okay in moderation, when it comes to these richly scented household staples, abundance is encouraged. One caveat—getting them can...

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Junk Drawer

Clutter seems to multiply like rabbits, and the junk drawer is often the epicenter of disarray. We've all got one—the cluttered, crammed miscellaneous space where random bits and bobs find...

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Mastering Laundry

Laundry is a universal chore, but mastering the art of doing it right is a whole other story. Although the word “chore” has a negative connotation, it doesn’t have to...

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Replacing Rugs

We love a good rug. We place them on the floor, walk on them day in and day out, and rarely give them a second thought. These trusty pieces of...

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Moving Tips

Moving to a new home can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. The prospect of a fresh start in a different location is exhilarating, but the actual process of...

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Mediterranean

Mediterranean design elements have a vibe that feels free-spirited yet attainable with its inviting colors and relaxed look and feel. From the rustic charm of Tuscany to the vibrant colors...

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Winter Energy-Saving Tips

The winter season brings with it the charm of snow-covered landscapes and the joy of cozying up indoors. However, it also brings a not-so-welcome guest: soaring utility bills. But there...

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Winter Storage

Are you tired of rummaging through your closet every winter to find that hat you bought just for the season, only to discover it’s lost its shape from other items...

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Black Friday Electronics

Are you ready to score some fantastic deals this Black Friday? If you're on the hunt for the perfect gifts for tech-savvy friends and family members this holiday season, there’s...

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Dining Room Furniture

Your dining room is more than just a space to enjoy meals; it's a special part of your home where family and loved ones gather, make memories and share experiences....

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Outdoor Kitchen

If you're someone who loves hosting gatherings and finds joy in good food and great company, then welcome, there is plenty of room for you here! But chances are, you’re...

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Silk Decor

When you think of silk, words like delicate, smooth and soft might come to mind. It’s a luxury choice for clothing like scarves and blouses, but have you ever considered...

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Small Kitchen Organization

Small kitchens can be a delightful challenge. The idea is to optimize every inch of space so that your cooking area is functional and looks tidy and organized. Luckily, there...

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Hardwood vs. Tile

Choosing the right flooring for your home means you’re faced with a dilemma—should you go for the timeless charm of hardwood or the practicality of tiles? Each option brings its...

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Multifunctional Dining Room

Homes have evolved to serve multiple purposes beyond merely providing a roof over your head. They have transformed into versatile spaces where we eat, sleep, work, and play, blending the...

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Holiday Matcha Treats

Looking to add a touch of elegance and a dash of vibrant green to your holiday dessert repertoire this year? If you're a fan of the earthy and subtly sweet...

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Unique Host

In our modern world, being an exceptional host—whether you have you’re home set up on platforms like Airbnb or just having people over for a celebration—is not just about providing...

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Best Shelves

Are you tired of clutter in your living space? Do you find yourself constantly searching for a place to store your belongings? If so, it's time to discover various types...

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HOA

Ah, Homeowners Associations—otherwise known as HOAs. Everyone loves to hate them, however, others see them as necessary evils. They’re around for a reason, but the question is if it’s for...

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Crown Moulding

Crown moulding, the often underestimated home design feature, is a versatile element that can take the look of your home to a new level. It’s one of those things that...

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Jewel Box

A laundry room isn’t just a place to wash clothes—or at least, it doesn’t have to be! It can also serve as a sanctuary of style and functionality. If you've...

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Southern Home Signs

One of the many great things about living in the U.S. is the melting pot of culture you find, from every corner of the country and everything in between. The...

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Recycling Tips

If you’ve made it a goal to have more eco-friendly habits, you might already know that recycling is a simple yet impactful way to contribute to a cleaner, greener planet....

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Grass or Astroturf

When it comes to deciding between natural grass and artificial turf for your outdoor spaces, it's essential to delve into the nuances of both options. Each has its set of...

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Winter Gardening

You spent all spring or summer creating the breathtaking garden of your dreams, and then it dawns on you—winter is fast approaching. Making sure your beautiful yard or garden thrives...

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Alternative Sofas

In the living room, the sofa typically dominates the space. But what if you’re looking to outfit another sitting room, or just want to switch things up with something unique?...

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Texture

We get it—small spaces can be a challenge. But they also present an opportunity to get super creative with your interior design. Learn how to maximize small spaces with texture...

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Hostess Gift Etiquette

Growing up in the South and under the jurisdiction of European parents, showing up empty-handed to anyone’s home as a guest was just as punishable of an offense as using...

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Feng Shui Entryway

First impressions can make or break a connection, and the entryway to your home sets that tone for visitors. It's the first glimpse they get of your space, and it...

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Whimsical Wonderland

Who says life can’t feel like a dream? Adding elements of enchantment and wonder into your home decor can take you to a whimsical wonderland every day. Suddenly, every day...

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Home Arcade

In a world where entertainment options are as big as they come, there's one decision that stands out as truly epic: creating your very own home arcade. Who wouldn’t want...

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Better Sleep Tips

Sometimes, it feels like you’re tired all day. But when bedtime finally rolls around, the dull ache of sleepiness seems to somehow magically disappear. A busy mind can feel impossible...

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Thread Count

Sheets are a deeply personal preference, and finding good ones can feel like an endless search. Do you prefer crisp and cool, thick and comfy, or light and airy? The...

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Travel-Inspired Decor

You love the comfort of your home, and you’ve created it to be a masterpiece to return to. But in your daydreams, you’re jet-setting off to a new country every...

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90s Bedroom

You just took a turn down memory lane and landed right in the heart of the iconic 1990s, deciding it’s back and here to stay for a while. If you’re...

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Houseplant Remedies

​​The moment you bring home your first “plant baby” is a special one. After picking out the perfect spot where it will live out its sun-drenched days, suddenly it dawns...

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Building a Backhouse

So, you're thinking about using that extra space in your backyard to build a backhouse. These little structures can be a game-changer, providing extra living space, potential rental income, or...

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Storage Benches

They’re multifunctional. They add to your aesthetic. They are the move when it comes to functional furniture that also makes a statement. We're talking about storage benches—versatile pieces that can...

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Rustic Fall Decor

This fall season presents a unique opportunity to blend the natural beauty of the outdoors with the coziness of indoor living. Embracing this aesthetic gives you the ability to use...

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Bento Boxes

Back-to-school season always feels bittersweet. On one end, you can count on your home being just a little bit quieter. On the other, you realize it’s another year in the...

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Summer Barbecue Sales

The gentle shift from summer to fall is marked by the arrival of end-of-summer sales, beckoning savvy shoppers like you. These opportunities not only offer significant savings but also provide...

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Labor Day Deals

This upcoming Labor Day weekend presents a great opportunity to bring new life into your living spaces. And, as you may already know, Bed, Bath, and Beyond made headlines earlier...

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Hygge

We live in a world that often races by at breakneck speed. We hurry, hustle and do way too much. When’s the last time you took the foot off the...

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Upscale Dining

Fine dining goes beyond just enjoying a beautiful meal. It's about creating an experience with a vibe that’s unforgettable — and Instagrammable. Your dining room is more than a place...

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Blackout Curtains

Everyone loves a good night’s sleep. But with everything going on in your world on any given day, waking up rested and refreshed can seem more like a dream than...

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Capsule Wardrobe

In today's fast-paced world, with an overwhelming number of options for everything like toothpaste, cleaning products and bread, sometimes simplifying can take some overwhelm out of your day. For example,...

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Kitchen Gadgets

It’s time to level up your culinary game. Whether you're a passionate foodie, a kitchen connoisseur, or just someone who loves experimenting with flavors, having the right kitchen gadgets can...

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Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing additions to any room. They provide a refreshing breeze during hot summer days and help circulate warm air during the...

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Staycation

Vacations are for recharging, relaxing and making new memories. However, the process of planning a vacation can be overwhelming. You have to figure out all of the logistics, set an...

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Accent Wall

When it comes to decorating your dining room, an accent wall adds something a little special — it's like a flair of personality in your space. It also creates a...

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Barbecue Guide

While summer doesn’t technically begin until June 21, Memorial Day is the unofficial ambassador that kickstarts the season. Planning to gather your loved ones to honor military heroes while savoring...

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Shower Niche

The shower is often the centerpiece of any bathroom, and incorporating a shower niche can elevate both its functionality and aesthetic appeal. A shower niche, also known as a shower...

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Japandi

When better to delve into the world of Japandi interior design than Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month? This is the perfect time to highlight the rich and diverse cultures, histories,...

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Tiny Home

Imagine owning a home that perfectly fits your needs, provides financial freedom, and embraces a minimalist lifestyle. This dream can become a reality with tiny home kits. These kits offer...

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Fire Pit Seating

Are you looking for a way to create a cozy outdoor area to gather with friends and loved ones? A fire pit can provide warmth, light, and ambiance to your...

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Natural Fiber Rugs

When it comes to choosing the perfect, cozy rug for your home, natural fiber rugs are a great option to consider. They not only are providing a timeless aesthetic, but...

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Small Spaces

Many homeowners struggle with making the most of limited space. However, there are plenty of ways to maximize small spaces and make your home feel more open and inviting. Choose...

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Bankruptcy

Could Bed Bath and Beyond be the next Blockbuster? The popular retailer known for its expansive selection of home accessories filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. This news sent shockwaves throughout...

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Houseplants

Do you love the idea of houseplants, but are unsure if you’re ready for the commitment? While it’s true many plants can be considered extremely fickle and demanding, like a...

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How to Clean Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are a popular choice for homeowners due to their durability, low maintenance and attractive appearance. Everyone loves a chic aesthetic that makes a stunning backdrop for their latest...

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Best Mattresses

When it comes to sleep, we can spend about a third of our lives in dreamland. But there’s sleep, and then there’s good sleep. If you’re tossing, turning and waking...

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Black Homeownership

We as a generation have been fed the narrative that owning a home is a major goal in the pursuit of the American dream. However, for Black Americans, obstacles in...

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