Mark Winston Griffith is a senior fellow in economic justice at the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy in New York. He has worked as a community activist and journalist. His articles have appeared in such publications as New York Times, the Nation, the New York Daily News, the Village Voice, the Source, Spin and Essence. From 2005 to 2007, Mark served as the co-director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, a leading economic justice advocacy group. Prior to that he served for twelve years as the founding Executive Director of the Central Brooklyn Partnership, a grassroots economic self-determination organization, and was the founding board chair of the Central Brooklyn Federal Credit Union.
The New York Times has called Mark the world’s first hip-hop banker.