The 2016 HOPE Global Forum Annual Meeting in ATL will deliver an impressive
roster of influencers in their respective fields from Van Jones (Dream
Works) to Ben Jealous (Kapor Center). Count James Felton Keith, Chief Operating Officer at Accrue, as one of these powerful players. His game? Financial technology. Here, Keith speaks with TNJ.com about what drives disruptors.
Friday was a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, but already construction is
underway at the 90-year-old institution that houses one of the most
impressive collection of African and African American books,
photographs, artifacts, and rare documents. The renovation includes
façade and streetscape improvements, interior upgrades, and expansion of
the Langston Hughes Auditorium.
Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C. (SBSCO),
founded in 1996 by the late Muriel Siebert, recently retired Napoleon
Brandford III and Suzanne Shank, has just transitioned into a new
ownership structure. Here, Shank tells us the particulars of the new structure.
According to a 31-page report released this week by the Joint Center for
Political and Economic Studies, top Senate positions, which include
coveted positions such as Communications Director and Chief of Staff,
are severely lacking in diversity, ultimately leading to problems with
transparency plus accountability that spell trouble for the voting