Teaching individuals the universal "language of money" breaks down barriers and creates a sense of real opportunity. Financial literacy empowerment is a door to the world of small business ownership and entrepreneurship.
I was honored to speak at the international conference of 100 Black Men of America, where this year's focus was on the topic of mentorship. This got me thinking about the skyrocketing high school dropout rate amongst our kids.
The economic crisis was (and is) not so much a financial crisis, but rather a crisis of virtues and values. Fear feeds on the question, "What do I get?" when we should be asking, "What do I have to give?"
Picketing and protesting is as uniquely American as apple pie and bar-b-que, and play an important role in our democracy, but we have to also figure out is what we for, and not simply what we are against.