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Surveys – African Americans and Investing - 1998-2004
CNBC News: "Ariel Community Academy 6th Graders -
Black Business Network - Drumbeats Magazine
Enterprise – Black Wealth Initiative
Black Enterprise – Wealth-building Books,
Enterprise - 2004 Financial Empowerment Seminar
Black Entertainment Television (BET) and
America Saves – ‘Black America Saves’ Initiative.
Black American Personal Wealth: Current
Status. Report. Stephen Brobeck. Consumer
Federation of America. August 2002.
Black Americans Hold Much Less Wealth Than Other
Press Release. Consumer Federation of America,
Washington, D.C., August 29, 2002
'Black America Saves' Initiative Heats Up. Stacy Gilliam. BET.com. August 30, 2002.
Black Wealth Initiative - BlackBusinessList.Com
Black Wealth Network -
SBK Brooks Investment Corporation & SaveDaily.com
National Black Chamber of Commerce,
in association with
New York Life
Coalition of Black
Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation, Inc. - With Ownership, Wealth (WOW) Initiative
With Ownership, Wealth (WOW).
Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson and William Jefferson
CBCF Financial Freedom Challenge
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Homeownership
Finance and the
African American Family (FAAF) – Blackwealth.com
Initiative for a
Competitive Inner City (ICIC)
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal
& Bank of America - Financial Empowerment Initiative
United Fund - A Trust For The Future Campaign
National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, Household
International & and the National Council on Economic Education -
Financial Literacy Project
National Foundation For Teaching
National Urban League (NUL) - Economic Self-Sufficiency
National Urban League (NUL) & Altria Group, Inc. - Know
Your Money™ Program
U.S.: Citigroup and the National Urban League Announce
National Partnership to Improve Financial Education in Communities They
Serve. July 16, 2004
National Urban League (NUL)
& Investment Company Institute (ICI) Education Foundation – ‘Investing
for Success’ Campaign
National Urban League, ICI Education Foundation Launch
Investing for Success Campaign. Press
Release. Washington, DC. May 18, 2000.
League / Stonehenge Capital Empowerment Fund
Press Release: Stonehenge Capital and National Urban League
to Form $127.5 Million Community Investment Fund. May 6, 2004.
"Lifting blacks' faith in the markets". Dina Temple-Raston. The New York Times.
December 8, 2002. Jesse Jackson-led One Thousand Churches Connected
works to get African Americans to invest in the
Operation HOPE and Citigroup Announce Partnership in the
"Banking on Our Future" Financial Literacy Program. April 21, 2004. Washington, DC.
Banking on Our Future in Atlanta! ING and Operation Hope,
Inc., Unite to Teach Inner-City Kids the ABCs of Managing
Money. Banking class in Atlanta schools
empowers young people with the skills they need to manage their
financial futures. Atlanta, May 19,
America Foundation - Asset Building Program
Building Assets: Creating a Culture of Savers and Investors. Ray
Boshara and Anne Stuhldreher. California Journal. New America Foundation.
January 1, 2005
Tax Refunds to Help Americans Save. Anne Stuhldreher and Reid Cramer.
The Christian Science Monitor. December 30, 2004
Achieving A More Inclusive Ownership Society. Reid Cramer. The San
Diego Union Tribune. October 29, 2004
Policy for the Poor: Can the Poor Become Part of an Ownership Society?
New America Foundation. November 19, 2004
Widening Wealth Gap: How The Recession and Jobless Recovery Are Affecting
Hispanic Households. New America Foundation. October 28, 2004
Capitalism: Expanding Assets, Financial Services, and Opportunity in
Low-Income Communities. New America Foundation. September 17, 2004
Policy Options to Encourage Savings and Asset Building by Low-Income
Americans. Ray Boshara and Reid Cramer. New America Foundation.
January 28, 2004
Financing Strategies for Learning and Asset Development. Ray Boshara
and Reid Cramer. New America Foundation. October 1, 2003. While the
evidence strongly suggests that assets are worth accumulating for both
economic and social reasons, this begs the question, how can the poor
possibly accumulate assets? To answer this question, we closely examine
the U.S. experience with Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), which has
demonstrated the potential of the poor to save and build assets.
Net Worth at Birth: Creating a National System for Savings and Asset
Building with American Stakeholder Accounts. Reid Cramer, Research
Director, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation.
Consumer Federation of America
America Saves: Newspaper Stories – Local Campaigns
Association of African American Financial Advisors
Financial Empowerment Clearinghouse – New York State Banking Department
Association of Investors Corp.
for Financial Empowerment (NPFE)
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