You’ve been invited to the White House to discuss the recent Wall St. reform bill and its impact on the African American community! Watch Casey Gane-McCalla represent both NewsOne and Jack & Jill Politics — he’ll join White House officials, Black Enterprise, plus theGrio to discuss with you what the bill means to us. What questions should Casey ask? Leave your questions and thoughts on this historic chat in the comments. We need to hear from you… You can watch live at 1pm EST in the box below. NOTE: Here’s the archive from the session if you missed the live showing…
BTW, here’s the White House’s blog post with more info:
For those who have watched our animated video explainer on Wall Street Reform, there’s probably no question that there are benefits in there for every American as a taxpayer, a citizen, and a consumer.
That’s true when it comes to the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau passed as part of the bill as well, but there are communities for which that will have a particularly big impact. Throughout the debate in Congress, for example, we discussed how military families and our troops were often targets for shady lending practices and would get new protections under reform.
Today we’re going to take 45 minutes to focus on how Wall Street Reform will affect the African American community, which has long seen more than its share of the kinds of practices the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will put to an end.
Ceci Rouse, who sits on the Council of Economic Advisors, will take questions from representatives Black Enterprise, theGrio, and Jack & Jill Politics – all of whom have been collecting questions from their readers – at 1:00 EDT this afternoon. And, as usual, we’ll be tossing a few live questions into the mix.
Cheryl Contee aka "Jill Tubman", Baratunde Thurston aka "Jack Turner", rikyrah, Leutisha Stills aka "The Christian Progressive Liberal", B-Serious, Casey Gane-McCalla, Jonathan Pitts-Wiley aka "Marcus Toussaint," Fredric Mitchell
Special Contributors: James Rucker, Rinku Sen, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Adam Luna, Kamala Harris
Technical Contributor: Brandon Sheats