Mike Green and Jamila Bey discuss Black Innovation
Jamila Bey hosts the radio program, “Spar with Jamila” during the Sex, Politics and Religion hour on the American Urban Radio Network (AURN) stations AM1430 in New York City and am1390 in Washington D.C.
Mike Green was a guest on Jamila’s program that aired on June 25, 2012 in NYC and DC 6-7pm eastern. (Mike’s segment was 17 mins 57 secs long and aired at 6:22pm eastern). Check out the recording below.
Jamila opens with the question, why would Dr. Martin Luther King support President Obama’s JOBS Act?
Mike says the debate over the JOBS Act opening the door to loosening regulations and oversight of businesses is beside the point. Jamila tells Mike, “I radically disagree!”
African American purchasing power is expected to be $1 trillion this year, says Jamila. Hear how Mike responds. “What are we spending money on? Where is it going? Who is reaping the benefits? Certainly it’s not circulating in our community.”
Investing Black America: Mike says about America21, “We’re all in on this issue because this is going to affect generations throughout this century.”
Jamila asks Mike to talk about The America21 Project.
Jamila asks about the lack of qualified Black and Hispanic workers. Mike responds and discusses the STEM education issue at home and abroad.
Jamila says immigrants start with a generation of well educated parents and entrepreneurial history. Mike responds.
Jamila contrasts Black and Hispanic backgrounds with the advantaged backgrounds of immigrants. How do our kids compete? Mike responds.
STEM education is the focus and Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s name is invoked. Mike says we’re not waiting on government or Superman.
Income disparity, injustice, education, entrepreneurship, risk capital investing … Mike and Jamila hit on all cylinders.
Check out the audio below (Time — 17:57).
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