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August 08, 2014

Barry Kibrick Blog: Bryant and New Book to Appear on Public Telivision

 
Today’s post and this week’s episode, airing on most of our stations, focus on the work of John Bryant,Chairman andCEO of Operation Hope
 
 

To simply meet John is to be inspired. His energy is boundless and he is constantly seeking ways to better the individual and the society. His book How the Poor Can Save Capitalism brings a fresh approach on how to rebuild the middle class and the importance it plays in revitalizing America.
 
 
John does not see poverty as merely a statistic of finances. He looks much deeper into the problem and defines it to be not a lack of money but a lack of: Self-confidence; role models and having little or no aspiration and opportunity.
 
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John Bryant – How the Poor Can Save Capitalism
John Bryant is the Chairman and CEO of Operation Hope. He is an inspiring man with a plan and a new way of looking at how we can solve many of the issues facing our nation. With his book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism, John brings a fresh approach on how to rebuild the middle class and the importance it plays in revitalizing America.
 
 
 

Watch the 4-minute movie on How The Poor Can Save Capitalism here.

Listen to the first national interview for How The Poor Can Save Capitalism, on the Steve Harvey Morning Show here.

Join the national HOPE 100-City Book Tour here.

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Washington Informer Newspaper: Operation HOPE Educates Community on Money Management

John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, announced a new partnership on July 30 with SunTrust Bank that will provide free financial literacy education to communities throughout the District. (Courtesy of Operation HOPE)

The need for greater financial literacy has become apparent, particularly in these days where outsourcing, layoffs and bankruptcies have become more commonplace.

Perhaps that’s why hundreds gathered at a local bank branch in Northwest last Wednesday to hear about a unique partnership between a financial institution and one of the nation’s most successful nonprofit organizations. The program, HOPE Inside, offers a host of financial services that according to Operation HOPE founder, chairman and CEO, John Hope Bryant, seek to make individuals feel greater self-esteem.

“What we’re doing is not so much about providing education and assistance as it relates to financial management as it is about finishing the work that was started by President Abraham Lincoln when he set up the Freedman’s Bank in 1865,” said Bryant, who started his nonprofit company, Operation HOPE, in 1992 in Los Angeles shortly after riots broke out in the city. “Lincoln knew that freed slaves needed help learning about capitalism and tapping into the system of free enterprise after centuries of dependent bondage. That’s what this program aims to accomplish,” said Bryant, 48.

New Partnership with SunTrust Bank Brings Needed Services to D.C.

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Top 25: What Corporate America is Reading (July 2014)

800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for July 2014, plus descriptions of the Top 10.

20. "How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class" By John Hope Bryant, Berrett Koehler

Read and share the complete and original article here at the Sacamento Bee.

Get The new book, How The Poor Can Save Capitalism, here.

Watch the 4-minute movie on How The Poor Can Save Capitalism here.

Listen to the first national interview for How The Poor Can Save Capitalism, on the Steve Harvey Morning Show here.

Join the national HOPE 100-City Book Tour here.

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August 07, 2014

HOPE 100-City Book Tour: INDIVIZIBLE 2014 Speaker Series with Mayor Kevin Johnson, Sacramento, California, August 18th, 2014

Indivizible Invitation

For more information on this event, check here for live links.

Friends of Bryant and Friends of HOPE to RSVP to Amber Hall here.

Get The new book, How The Poor Can Save Capitalism, here.

Watch the 4-minute movie on How The Poor Can Save Capitalism here.

Listen to the first national interview for How The Poor Can Save Capitalism, on the Steve Harvey Morning Show here.

Join the national HOPE 100-City Book Tour here.

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August 06, 2014

HOPE 100-City Book Tour: Bryant and New Book Featured in Bryant Park 'Word for Word' Series in New York City, August 26th, 2014

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For more information, or for Friends of Bryant and Friends of HOPE, RSVP here to Amber Hall.

For more information on the Bryant Park Word for Word Speaker Series.

A special thank you to HSBC for sponsoring this event.

 

 

HSBC Bank

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What's At Stake-Verna Avery Brown Radio (WPFW) Hosted Bryant and New Book

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What's At Stake-Verna Avery Brown (WPFW) Radio hosted John Hope Bryant, founder of Operation HOPE and author of best selling book, How The Poor Can Save Capitalism.

Recording of today's interview to be posted here soon.

Details to follow, but you can review the total Book Tour here.

Get The new book, How The Poor Can Save Capitalism, here.

Watch the 4-minute movie on How The Poor Can Save Capitalism here.

Listen to the first national interview for How The Poor Can Save Capitalism, on the Steve Harvey Morning Show here.

Join the national HOPE 100-City Book Tour here.

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This Reader Certainly "Gets," What The New Book is About...

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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspires Hope!, August 6, 2014
John Hope Bryant observes that life is about aspiration and opportunity, but that without opportunity you lose hope; and the most dangerous person in the world is a person without hope. Although this observation focused on the poor and disenfranchised in America's inner cities and in rural America, the statements can equally apply around the world. We have become acutely aware of the enormous divide between the top10% of the world’s population that owns 86% of its wealth, and the almost 50% of the population living in poverty. Poverty is not limited to one ethnic group nor to inner cities; it cuts across all demographics and there are more poor whites than any other group. We have begun to demand accountability from a financial and corporate system whose only objective is to generate more and more profits for the few, because this model is unsustainable, is already imploding and will only get worse.
The cycle of poverty is enforced and perpetuated by a broken system where money and credit have fled to the suburbs, and loan sharks fill the vacuum; industry has decamped abroad and the only income options to escape the ghetto appear to young people to be sports, music, or dealing drugs. Positive role models and mentors are few and far between.
On the bright side, Bryant points out that the intelligence and an entrepreneurial spirit that are now directed into gangs and criminal activities, are available to be channeled into positive directions. Having been a successful entrepreneur, he is on a mission to provide a framework to enable the poor to climb up the ladder to a sustainable middle class that is good for them and good for the country. He also points out that wealth is as much a subjective state of the spirit as it is a reflection of income. That is why giving people hope and dignity are the highest priorities.
He has built an infrastructure of educational programs to teach financial literacy; brought branches of financial institutions back to the inner-cities to enable residents to rejoin the US economy; and he has provided crowd-funding forums wherein young people are exposed to entrepreneurial thinking and given access to mentors to support them in starting their own small businesses.
One could argue that it takes a recognized leader and entrepreneur like Bryant to attract high profile partners and manifest such a structure for real change, and the many thousands of lives he has improved already are extremely encouraging. One can only hope, however, that the example he has provided will serve as a template and beta test for rolling out across the country, as he hopes. Hope is indeed his middle name.
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As an entrepreneur, here you will get ideas for success. If you want to give back, here are some ways., August 6, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspires Hope!, August 6, 2014
This review is from: How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class (Kindle Edition)
John Hope Bryant observes that life is about aspiration and opportunity, but that without opportunity you lose hope; and the most dangerous person in the world is a person without hope. Although this observation focused on the poor and disenfranchised in America's inner cities and in rural America, the statements can equally apply around the world. We have become acutely aware of the enormous divide between the top10% of the world’s population that owns 86% of its wealth, and the almost 50% of the population living in poverty. Poverty is not limited to one ethnic group nor to inner cities; it cuts across all demographics and there are more poor whites than any other group. We have begun to demand accountability from a financial and corporate system whose only objective is to generate more and more profits for the few, because this model is unsustainable, is already imploding and will only get worse.
The cycle of poverty is enforced and perpetuated by a broken system where money and credit have fled to the suburbs, and loan sharks fill the vacuum; industry has decamped abroad and the only income options to escape the ghetto appear to young people to be sports, music, or dealing drugs. Positive role models and mentors are few and far between.
On the bright side, Bryant points out that the intelligence and an entrepreneurial spirit that are now directed into gangs and criminal activities, are available to be channeled into positive directions. Having been a successful entrepreneur, he is on a mission to provide a framework to enable the poor to climb up the ladder to a sustainable middle class that is good for them and good for the country. He also points out that wealth is as much a subjective state of the spirit as it is a reflection of income. That is why giving people hope and dignity are the highest priorities.
He has built an infrastructure of educational programs to teach financial literacy; brought branches of financial institutions back to the inner-cities to enable residents to rejoin the US economy; and he has provided crowd-funding forums wherein young people are exposed to entrepreneurial thinking and given access to mentors to support them in starting their own small businesses.
One could argue that it takes a recognized leader and entrepreneur like Bryant to attract high profile partners and manifest such a structure for real change, and the many thousands of lives he has improved already are extremely encouraging. One can only hope, however, that the example he has provided will serve as a template and beta test for rolling out across the country, as he hopes. Hope is indeed his middle name.
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August 05, 2014

Honored: Award Winning Artist and YGL Drue Kataoka Salutes Dr. King, and New Book.

 

Artist Drue Kataoka plays Dr. Martin Luther King's Favorite Hymn on her flute for activist, author & John Hope Bryant on the occasion of the release of his new book "How the Poor Can Save Capitalism."

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August 04, 2014

Digital Audio: Bryant and New Book on The Maggie Linton Show, Sirius Satellite Radio

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2014-07-31 John Hope Bryant

I was honored to do the Maggie Linton Show last week on Sirius Satellite Radio, based in Washington, D.C.  She is a force of nature.  Here is the full interview (above) in digital audio format.

Ms. Linton was one of the original broadcasters that launched the network, and now she has one of their most significant following of listeners.

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