Retirement Living

Back to School – for Entrepreneurs

Rodney Brooks
October 18, 2022

Covid-19 greatly accelerated retirees’ moves to return to work and try entrepreneurship…only to find they need to add to their ‘toolbox” with adult education.

“The pandemic forced more than two million premature retirements, but many of those retirees are now returning to work,” said the Joblist second quarter 2022 jobs report. That report said 27% of retired job seekers are re-entering the workforce for financial reasons, but the majority are primarily “looking for something to do.”

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Authored By Rodney A. Brooks

TRAFOTFBThe author tells the history of the Freedman’s Savings Bank, how it grew much too quickly, why it failed and the impact on Black America. The Freedman’s Bank offered a safe depository for formerly enslaved people, expanded quickly and gained millions in deposits – mostly ranging from $5 to $50. But inexperience and corruption doomed it to failure, costing may of the small depositors their savings.

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Opportunities to Meet the Author & Book Signings
NABJ Author’s Showcase
Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.

National Association of Black Journalists Convention
Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605





“Rodney A. Brooks’ ‘Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap’ is one of the best written and most prescriptive books I’ve read on this prickly subject. Using powerful stats, stories and insightful wisdom, it is written from the heart, mind, body and spirit … plus years of research and thought as a mainstream journalist, Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap is revealing, humorous, instructive and sobering.” – Dr. George C. Fraser

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