Fifteen Cents on the Dollar: How Americans Made the Black-White Wealth Gap

Guest Speakers: Co-Authors Ebony Reed and Louise Story. Seasoned journalist-academics Ebony Reed and Louise Story present a nuanced portrait of Greenwood’s founders—the entertainment executive Ryan Glover; the Grammy-winning rapper Michael Render, better known as Killer Mike; and the Civil Rights leader and two-term Atlanta mayor, Andrew Young—along with new revelations about their lives, careers, and families going back to the Civil War.

Equally engaging are the stories of the lesser-known individuals—a female tech employee from rural North Carolina trying to make it in a big city; a rising leader at the NAACP whose father is in prison; an owner of a BBQ stand in Atlanta fighting to keep his home; and a Black man in a biracial marriage grappling with his roots when his father is shot by the police.

In chronicling these staggering injustices, Fifteen Cents on the Dollar shows why so little progress has been made on the wealth gap and provides insights Americans should consider if they want lasting change.

Why Attend?

  1. Gain In-Depth Understanding of the Wealth Gap: Louise Story and Ebony Reed’s book delves into the historical and systemic factors perpetuating the wealth disparity between Black and White Americans. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the origins and impact of this gap, which is crucial for anyone looking to navigate or rectify these disparities within the entrepreneurial landscape.

  2. Empower Your Financial Future: Knowledge is power. This workshop will equip African American entrepreneurs with the insights and tools to access capital more effectively. Understanding the structural challenges and how to overcome them can pave the way for greater financial independence and success.

  3. Interactive Q&A Session: This is a unique opportunity to engage directly with Louise Story and Ebony Reed. Our special guests will address your questions, providing personalized advice and strategies tailored to the experiences and challenges of African American entrepreneurs.

  4. Network with Like-Minded Entrepreneurs: Connect with other African American entrepreneurs equally committed to closing the wealth gap and fostering economic empowerment. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and build a supportive community that champions mutual growth and success.

  5. Exclusive Insights from Industry Experts: Louise Story and Ebony Reed bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from their respective fields in journalism and academia. Their combined expertise provides a rich, multidimensional perspective on the issues at hand, offering attendees a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the wealth gap.

  6. Show Empathy and Get Involved: This event is not just about education; it’s about fostering empathy and motivating action. Attendees will be encouraged to get involved with organizations that are making a difference in closing the wealth gap and contributing to a more equitable society.


Take advantage of this chance to participate in an enlightening and empowering event. Register now to secure your spot and take the next step towards financial empowerment and equity.