The future of financial empowerment for Black communities: In the Black
Published Apr 16 2024 08:00 AM 914 Views

"Our America: In the Black" shows the future of financial empowerment for Black communities.

In honor of Financial Literacy Month in April, we are proud to highlight the launch of the documentary, “Our America: In the Black” in partnership with ABC Owned Television Stations. This compelling film is a deep dive into financial health, literacy, and empowerment within the Black community. Spearheaded by Microsoft Philanthropies Corporate Affairs Specialist Darrell Booker, the documentary embarks on a national journey to shed light on the importance of financial literacy and the role technology can play in bridging the wealth gap.


The documentary showcases the stories of individuals at different stages of their financial journey, such as a young woman in foster care who is starting her journey to becoming a mechanical engineer at Howard University. On a broader scale, nonprofits who are working at scale to educate and empower financial literacy and tools for black communities share their work: The nonprofit, RISE is working towards eliminating racial discrimination in sports, and the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) is piloting strategies for economic racial equity.


“Our America: In the Black” highlights the movement towards economic empowerment and generational wealth creation in historically underserved communities.


Watch the full documentary “Our America: In The Black” here or stream now on Disney+ and Hulu.



Learn more about the Nonprofit Tech Acceleration program and about the nonprofits featured in “In the Black”:

  • Educating Students Together: The Educating Students Together (EST) College Access Program empowers economically disadvantaged students to pursue and achieve their college education dreams at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
  • ZuCot Gallery: ZuCot Gallery is the largest African American-owned fine art gallery in the southeast located in Atlanta, GA.
  • Brown Toy Box: Brown Toy Box works to make sure Black children see positive depictions of themselves and they grow up knowing they can be and achieve anything they set their minds to doing and becoming. Brown Toy Box is centering play to disrupt generational poverty by normalizing Black excellence, cultivating curiosity, and building 21st century skills to create pathways to careers.
  • Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE): RICE is driving Black entrepreneurs and small business owners to innovate, grow, create jobs, and build wealth. They offer educational, networking, mentoring, and capital resources in a 50,000 square foot space that acts as business generator, innovation lab, and museum for community activation.


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