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Martin L. King Jr. Brotherhood Awards: Ryan Mack

Martin L. King Jr. Brotherhood Awards: Ryan Mack

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    Name: Ryan Mack Age: 32 City of Residence: New York Occupation: Financial Adviser His Work: Mack facilitates economic empowerment and financial literacy through national workshops and programs. His Brotherly Walk With Dr. King: There is a reason I was inspired to create a national 13-city tour called “Less Talk…More Action,” which looks to connect with local organizations that provide services for people in need. There are too many…

Ryan Mack: A Poor Man’s Plea to Black Corporate America

Ryan Mack: A Poor Man’s Plea to Black Corporate America

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    by Ryan Mack If we are real with ourselves, there has to be a time when we confront the disconnect that exists in Black America between those who have become “successful” and those who continue to struggle in impoverished conditions.  If you talk to anyone living in a public housing community, prison, or shelter, I am willing to bet they will tell you it is a rarity to…

Ryan Mack Speaks on West, Smiley and the Poverty Tour

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    I want to personally thank Dr. West and Tavis Smiley for bringing their “Poverty Tour” to my hometown of Detroit, Michigan in the first week of August 2011. Had I not taken the time to come to their stop in Downtown Detroit, Michigan I never would have had the inspiration to structure the “Less Talk…More Action” Empowerment Tour in this way. I won’t go into detail about what…

Ryan Mack: Russell Simmons Can Help Occupy Wall Street, but Not with His Rush Card in Hand

Ryan Mack: Russell Simmons Can Help Occupy Wall Street, but Not with His Rush Card in Hand

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    Written By Ryan Mack, President of The Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment, Inc. – Your Black World I have been a long admirer of you Uncle Rush (Russell Simmons). The Godfather of Hip Hop that brought me “Krush Groovin”, the serial entrepreneur whose success and drive inspired me to start my own business, and the community activist who places a strong emphasis on giving therefore motivating me to…