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Financial Literacy In African American Communities

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Jay-Z recently became the first billionaire rapper. 

Sure, his music is profitable. But his investments were more so, and he’s just getting started. In his song, “The Story of OJ,” Jay-Z talks about financial literacy to show African American youth how it works.

For many African Americans, financial illiteracy is a function of several factors, all of which revolve around the lack of wealth, including institutionalized racism and perennial low wages. 

Today on All Sides, a look at the history of wealth and financial literacy in African American communities and what’s being done to change the trajectory.  


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