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Ro$$ Mac is the Wall Street rapper. He spent three years on Wall Street working on the high-yield sales and trading desk for Morgan Stanley. He has combined his passion for rap music and the financial market into something that informs urban culture and parlayed his expertise into a financial literacy platform called Maconomics. His…

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“Kids are like Kodak film; they need exposure and development,” said Gail Perry-Mason, founder of Money Matters 4 Youth Financial Literacy Camp located in Detroit. Perry-Mason, a financial expert, best-selling author and financial coach is the brainchild behind spearheading an educational field trip for approximately 25 Detroit students to Omaha, Nebraska to meet billionaire Warren…

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Alison Vaughn Founder and CEO, Jackets for Jobs Inc. What inspires you to go to work every day? I love my job. I’m the founder and CEO of Jackets for Jobs, which is a nationally recognized award-winning nonprofit organization that provides career skills training, employment etiquette and professional clothes to clients seeking employment. Jackets for Jobs…

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In nine days, the U.S. government enact automatic spending cuts due to what is called sequestration. Specifically speaking, the sequester refers to the drastic and severe budget cuts that are set to happen on March 1 if the White House and Congress cannot not find some common ground on the budget. For African Americans, it…

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Over the past year, more than a few rappers, including Queen Latifah, Nicki Minaj and Drake, have lent their signature hip-hop voices to animated cartoons. Now, one of hip-hop’s heads honchos, Jay-Z, is joining the ranks of rappers turned voice-over actors, as he lends his voice to an episode of the Hub TV animated series,…

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