Hope Credit Union Vice President Dwight Rawls and Senior Credit Officer Danielle Ware

Black Vision Fund: Deploying Capital To Black Business Will Reduce Wealth Gap

Altogether, 18 business owners gathered at The Synergy Link at 135 Bounds St. in the capital city on Sept. 17, 2021, to listen to Hope Credit Union Senior Credit Officer Danielle Ware and Vice President Dwight Rawls. Mississippi Black Pages, a statewide platform for Black entrepreneurs to connect for exposure and development, organized the event as part of their monthly series tagged “Network your Net Worth Professional Mixer.”

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MFP Voices

Banking Deserts Hinder Educational, Economic Growth in Black Mississippi Communities

The duplicitous nature of the relationship between policy makers and Wall Street opens the door to predatory lenders who prey on disenfranchised residents whose only access to banking is check cashing centers, payday-loan stores and ATMs. Major banking institutions like Wells Fargo and TD Bank have agreed to pay back hundreds of millions of dollars in restitution for illegal practices that targeted ADOS and other marginalized consumers. 

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