The Racial Wealth Gap and it's Impact on African American Spending.

As the US becomes a more diverse nation, the distribution of wealth also becomes more unequal creating a Racial Wealth Gap. Over the past four decades, wealth inequality has skyrocketed. White families accumulate more wealth over their lives than black or Hispanic families do, widening the wealth gap at older ages. Average wealth for white families is seven times higher than average wealth for black families. African Americans in the US make up just 14% of the population, and holds about. $1.2 trillion in buying power annually. All of which gets funneled to predominantly Caucasian retailers who capitalize on these opportunities. African Americans have acquired more money to spend since the 1

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Mark This Zucks!

Facebook’s Billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerbeg was grilled during his Congressional Hearing this week about user privacy, data collection, political bias and the social network's business model. During the five-hour testimony on Wednesday, Zuckerberg admitted that his profile data was among those exposed in the Cambridge Analytica. He stated that Facebook is contemplating legal action, saying there might be a slew of apps that collected data on Facebook users in a similar fashion to Cambridge Analytica. "Every time that someone chooses to share something on Facebook ... there is a control. Not buried in the settings somewhere but right there," Zuckerberg said. There were a number of areas that Fa

Listen to her Mellody

Mellody Hobson’s quest for Corporate Diversity continues as she heads into the boardroom at J.P. Morgan. Known for her highly respected and knowledgeable business acumen, Hobson is the first African-American woman to head the Economic Club of Chicago and served as the Board Chair of DreamWorks Animation, Starbucks Corporation and The Estée Lauder Companies. All while leading Ariel Investments as President and Chairwoman of Ariel Investment Trust’s Board of Trustees. Raised by a single mother in Chicago, and one of six children. Hobson recalls her mother "always struggling to make ends meet and being evicted from their Chicago apartments. She eventually went on to attend Princeton University

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