Artist, Icon, Billionaire: How Jay-Z Created His $1 Billion Fortune

Nine years ago, two unlikely lunch partners sat down at the Hollywood Diner in Omaha, Nebraska. One, Warren Buffett, was a regular there. The other, Jay-Z, was not. The billionaire and the rapper ordered strawberry malts and chatted amiably, continuing the conversation back at Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway offices.
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More black investors should look to stock market to grow their wealth

If you can’t see it, will you believe in it?

The “it” takes different forms, depending on the context. If the focus is black wealth, the “it” represents the stock market. And in this context, investing time, energy and even money into something unseen can translate into a very risky proposition.

If wealth is a household objective in black communities, the stock market should absolutely be considered. Continue reading More black investors should look to stock market to grow their wealth

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Increasing African-American homeownership is important to economic progress

By:  Cerita Battles, SVP, head of Retail Diverse Segments, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Black History Month celebrates the achievements of African Americans and the progress that has been made to achieve racial equality in this country. This also is an important time to recognize work that still needs to be done to achieve that equality. Continue reading Increasing African-American homeownership is important to economic progress

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Shelly Bell, Founder Of Black Girl Ventures, Helps Women Of Color Gain Access To Capital

Shelly Bell has lived many lives. She’s a computer scientist, a former high school teacher, a performance poet, a community organizer, a founder, and a CEO. She has two successful apparel printing businesses: MsPrint USA—through which she creates swag for clients like Amazon and Google with a team of women designers and printers—and Made By A Black Woman, which celebrates products made by Black women. Continue reading Shelly Bell, Founder Of Black Girl Ventures, Helps Women Of Color Gain Access To Capital

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