How Hollis Copeland went from the NBA to working as a finance equity manager

Standing at 6 ft. 8 in., former NBA player Hollis Copeland has become a veteran in another field — finance. Copeland is currently the head of equity capital markets for Tigress Financial Partners, founded by Cynthia DiBartolo. At the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 25th annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit in New York, rolling out spoke with […]

BlackRock’s Stephanie Smith details why the Wall Street Project is so critical

NEW YORK – Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project (WSP) has contributed greatly to Blacks’ substantial and incremental advancements in the world of finance and big business. The WSP has not only aided in the process of creating intergenerational wealth but also teaches others how to navigate successfully within this highly profitable, albeit complex, sector. […]

Cynthia DiBartolo, Wall Street Project chair, shares how to increase diversity

NEW YORK – During the Wall Street Project’s silver anniversary conference, power brokers from the world of finance convened at the Sheraton New York hotel in Midtown Manhattan to celebrate the many successes but also strategize about how to manifest greater levels of inclusion and diversity. The Wall Street Project, founded and spearheaded by civil […]

Hip-hop legends Pete Rock and Al B. Sure celebrate Jesse Jackson on Wall Street

The Rev. Jesse Jackson had top-notch guests at his 25th annual Wall Street Economic Project. The guest list even featured hip-hop stars Al B. Sure! and Pete Rock. “It’s awesome,” Rock told rolling out. “This is my first time here. I’m enjoying the experience of seeing the people and meeting lots of new people. It’s […]

Why the Wolf of Wall Street says Bitcoin is a scam

The infamous Wall Street broker, who entered the financial services three decades ago and is known as the king of excess says Bitcoin is a “huge scam.” Who would know better about a financial scam than Jordan Belfort, the man who served time in federal prison for running a $100M boiler-room stock manipulation scheme. “Promoters are […]

Patti LaBelle, Usher, Grace Miguel attend 2015 Angel Ball, benefit for cancer research

[jwplatform ezgVSa0n] On Monday night, Oct. 19, 2015, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research hosted the 2015 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The annual event hosted by Denise Rich and her daughters Ilona Rich Schachter and Daniella Rich Kilstock honored Heidi Klum, NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian and Amy France, […]

Michael Douglas admitted to hidden demons in biography

In September 2012, a biography of Michael Douglas’ life was sold around the world. Author Marc Eliot wrote about how Douglas grew up trying to survive life after his parents’ nasty divorce and how he coped with his father’s celebrity status. Eliot also revealed Douglas’s interventions in rehab for his struggles with drugs and alcohol. The […]

Companies with the highest paid interns

Consisting mostly of social media and technology sites, the list of companies with the highest paid interns are paying undergrads what other companies are paying full time employees with degrees. VMware is a leading technology firm and ranks No. 1 in internship salaries at $6,704 per month. VMware, as well as, the next three company’s […]

America’s 10 largest banks get more from taxpayers than sequester cuts

On March 1, unless something happens inside the Beltway that has not happened in the past five years — compromise and cooperation, President Obama will officially order the “sequestration” — an across-the-board set of budget cuts totaling $1.2 trillion from defense and non-defense spending over the course of the next 10 years. The funny thing […]

Groupon Tanks as Lockup for Insiders’ Ends

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Groupon’s first six months on the stock market have been nightmarish — and the drama continued Friday, the first day that some company insiders were allowed to dump their shares. Groupon’s stock fell as much as 10% Friday morning to a new low of below $10 per share. The stock closed […]

Crips and Bloods Come Together to Occupy Atlanta

Georgia Peace Education program director, Tim Franzen, shares the story of Shabaka Addae Guillory, a 20-year-old who joined the Crips at age 14 and Sherrod Britton, a 29-year-old Blood. According to Franzen, the two became best friends during an impromptu freestyle rap session at an Occupy Atlanta demonstration. “I saw him in the park, saw his […]