Several years ago, I led the development of a federal-chartered community development financial institution. The process is beyond this article but required a number of project responsibilities. Writing the business plan to gain regulatory approval. Developing of financial policies to raise capital. Site presentation and hiring. Establishing the computer systems […]

Whys and Hows of Supporting Black Owned Financial Institutions (BOFIs)

Wendell Pierce, Jan 2007
Historically, the African American community could turn to black artists and entertainer for authentic social direction. Authentic in a genuine sense. Not filth, thuggery, and outright buffoonery rationalized as a cultural reflections of conditions “in the hood”. But works and involvements steep in the traditions of a social pact that […]

Wendell Pierce: Torch Carrier and Tradition Keeper