APPEAL’s Financial Literacy component includes a workshop series, a video warehouse, a reading list, and a resource bank to connect people to financial services and information that they may need or want. You can explore each of these below. The term “financial literacy” refers to teaching people to become proficient in the fundamentals of personal financial management, including credit, budgeting, banking, saving, home ownership, investing, and retirement planning, and also the principles of community financial and economic self-sufficiency, empowerment and prosperity, particularly as these principles relate to the plight of people of African descent, locally, nationally and globally.
APPEAL offers Financial Literacy workshops that cover a comprehensive set of topics to provide insightful and transformative information. These workshops provide valuable information and tools regarding personal and family financial management and empowerment, and also community economic development and empowerment, with a particular focus on economic advancement for people of African descent.
Financial Literacy Videos and Reading List
APPEAL offers two categories of Financial Literacy videos: 1) videos of APPEAL workshops and presentations, and 2) videos produced by others that APPEAL recommends viewing. We also provide a recommended reading list. See below.
- APPEAL – Recommended Reading List
- Videos of APPEAL Workshops and Presentations (for APPEAL Members only. Join us!)
- APPEAL-Recommended Videos
Note: The following are references and links to videos on YouTube. APPEAL, Inc. refers you to them for informational purposes only, we do not have nor claim any rights to these videos or their contents, and we are not seeking to profit from them in any way. By making reference to these videos, we are simply fulfilling part of our non-profit educational purpose by directing people to what we believe is useful information that is already available to the public free of charge. While we think these videos contain valuable information, their contents do not necessarily represent the views of APPEAL, Inc.
- Need to Know: Financial Literacy (PBS)
- Why Is the African American Financial Experience Different
- Washington Watch: How Can We Rebuild Middle-Class Wealth In The African-American Community?
- The Making of a Black American Millionaire: Insurance, Finance, Loans, Motels, Funerals
- Personal Finance Expert Kara Stevens on Abundance: Sacred Bombshell Academy with Abiola Abrams
- Dr. Harold Black on the Personal Finance Industry
- The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross Episode 4- Making a Way Out of No Way 1897-1940
- Top 10 Myths of Personal Finance
- Exploring The African American Financial Experience With Prudential
- Education & Economic Opportunity for African-American Children: Cornel West on U.S. History
- Black Financial Expert Boyce Watkins Helps Set Your Finances Straight!
- African American Males, What It Takes to Be Success in College
- Black Middle Class – Conversations from Penn State
- 28,000 African American Students Were Denied Loans to Enroll in College – Joe Madison
- CRW African American Economic Summit 2013 Session 3 – Omari Swinton
- Black Finance: Bill Collectors
- How African Americans Have Helped to Build America
- Black African American Millionaires
- African-Americans, Land, and Wealth Part II; Voice of Talut 03.16.2014
- America’s Addiction to Credit Cards: Financial Freedom
- Creating a New Class of American-African Entrepreneurs – Henry Rock at TEDxCharlotteED
- Glenn Cassis, Executive Director African-American Affairs Commission
- How to Teach Your Kids about Personal Finance
- William Collins America’s Oldest African American CPA
- African American Economic Development after the Civil War, Dr. BLovett3
- One-on-One Interview with African-American Community
- Black American & African in America Owned Businesses/Organizations Vol. 1-4
- Welcome Statements – Fourth Annual African American Economic Summit
- Valerie Coleman Morris on Financial Literacy, Mentoring, Family, Values
- Dr. Patrick L. Wooden-African Americans Unemployment
- Personal Finance Tag: Financial Strength and Weakness
- Buy Black Empowerment Initiative
- Maggie Anderson CEO of Empowerment Experiment
- Maggie Anderson
- Harrine Freeman