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Video: Focusing on Wall Street, Rev. Jesse Jackson Wants Equal Rights and Equal Access

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When Rev. Jesse Jackson held the first Wall Street Project Economic Summit in 1997, Bill Clinton was president, the Black unemployment rate was 10.5 percent, Black median household income was about $25,000 and there were 823,000 Black-0wned businesses in the United States, according to U.S. Census Bureau information.

Two decades later, as Barack Obama has exited the White House, Black unemployment is at 7.7 percent, Black median household income is at $53,000 and now there are 649,000 Black-owned businesses in the country. It’s been a difficult tapestry to figure out and Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition is continuing to press for more equality in access to capital and opportunity.

Read more here: http://www.ebony.com/career-finance/jesse-jackson-wall-street-summit#ixzz4oWauMqPa

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 1, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Posted in EBONY.com

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