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.
¿Lawrence Funderburke, Certified Financial Planner, Alumnus of the Ohio State University Men's Basketball Team, Former NBA Player
Rhonda Gaines, Lead Counselor of Housing Department, Columbus Urban League (S);
Kimber Moehrman, Teacher, Trinity Elementary School
Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO of Council for Economic Education
Calvin Schermerhorn, Professor of History School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Arizona State University