Financial Literacy

'Legacy Lives On' Dives Into Financial Wellness Among Black Women In America

Jun 14, 2019
Charisma Lyles / WBGO

The short film ‘Legacy Lives On’ is a collaborative project hosted by Urban One, a leading voice representing Black culture through news, media, and entertainment and Prudential Financial, an expert in global investment and insurance services.  

Between 45 and 50 percent of Newark residents are underbanked or have no bank account.

“Either because they’ve never had a bank account, or they don’t trust the bank to keep their money,” said Catherine Wilson, President of United Way of Essex and West Hudson.  She says some residents have been boxed out of opening a bank account.