Bloomberg Law
Nov. 24, 2020, 10:00 AM

Rapper, Media Mogul and Civil Rights Icon Bank on Fintech Change

Karen Toulon
Lananh Nguyen
Lananh Nguyen
Bloomberg News

Andrew Young has been a mayor, a U.S. representative, and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Now he says he’s counting on a new digital banking platform, focused on Black and Latino communities, to address some of the systemic injustices he’s been fighting throughout his career. With rapper and activist Michael Render, better known as “Killer Mike,” and Bounce TV founder Ryan Glover, Young is helping to start Greenwood, named in honor of the Tulsa community known as the “Black Wall Street” before it was destroyedby a White mob in 1921.

Greenwood founders Michael Render, Andrew Young, and Ryan Glover
Photograph courtesy of Greenwood

Atlanta-based Greenwood is on ...