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The $400 BILLION Tool for Our Generation — CRA Reform

By Operation HOPE Chairman John Hope Bryant sits with Comptroller of the Currency, Joseph Otting, and senior executives of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, to discuss CRA reform. What’s CRA Reform? The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 is like the Civil Rights Movement for the 21st century, with a lot of money attached. […]

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Andrew Young on HOPE Global Forum: ‘This is free enterprise at its best’

The 2019 HOPE Global Forum, once again, showed capitalism at its best.

The forum, held at Atlanta Hyatt Regency from May 29 to 31, brought together what has become one of the most diverse gatherings of business leaders and the general public. The 4,000-plus attendees literally came from all walks of life from many different corners of the world.

And the messages were powerful.

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HOPE Global Forum 2019

In less than 100 days (99 to be exact), hundreds of thought leaders and influencers will converge in downtown Atlanta for the 2019 HOPE Global Forum. Held May 29-31, this year’s meeting will be hosted in a new location, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. This location is very significant to Operation HOPE and the Silver Rights […]

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Compassion for Those Working Paycheck to Paycheck in America

I keep saying that 70% of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck, and 64% of Americans (not poor people) don’t have $500 in times of an unplanned financial event in their lives, but few things made these stats and facts more real and immediate than the government shutdown. About 800,000 federal government employees — many […]

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Atlanta needs financial empowerment intervention

By Operation HOPE The only true international city in the South, Atlanta is home to some of the most successful entrepreneurs and minority-owned businesses. A city where innovation and the economy thrive, Atlanta has for so long been recognized as one of the top American cities for minorities, particularly African-Americans, to become financially secure. However, […]

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In The New Atlanta – The Color is Increasingly Green

By John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman & CEO | Operation HOPE, Inc. I keep saying Atlanta is a magical city. Magical for many reasons — including its rich civil rights and social justice history for one — but ‘opportunity (available) for all’ is a strong second reason. In the midst of an emerging 20th century America, the […]

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Delta’s Ed Bastian: We won’t ‘let the state run our business’

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, in a rare public appearance since the airline discontinued discounted fares to National Rifle Association members, basked in the applause during the Global HOPE Forum meeting in Atlanta Wednesday.

Operation HOPE CEO John Hope Bryant initiated the conversation praising Bastian for standing up for what’s right despite having “somebody threaten your balance sheet.”

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The Poor People’s Campaign: A Dream for Dignity in 2018

By Dr. Anita Ward, President, Operation HOPE, Inc. Until today, it had been a long time since I read the “I have a dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The words resonate more as the decades have passed, and collective dream of equality has grown stronger.  New voices of women, children, immigrants, and […]

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Partnership with Purpose

By John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc.   I am pleased to join Bill Rogers, chairman and CEO of SunTrust Bank for a conversation around The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation (Berrett-Koehler, 2017) at SunTrust’s onUp on Tour Atlanta headquarters stop tomorrow at SunTrust Plaza. The event provides the opportunity to highlight the valued partnership between […]

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Powering the Economic Energy of Next-Gen Entrepreneurs

By John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc. About 40% of American students say they plan to start a business and/or invent something that will change the world. Asia Thurmon, a 10th grader at Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, and owner and founder of EZ Party Pack, is one such next-gen […]