Thursday, March 10, 2022: A crypto conversation: Why Black Americans find empowerment in the digital economy.

Studies show that LBGTQ and Black Americans are leading the cryptocurrency revolution.

In a survey last year, the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, found that the majority of crypto investors are under forty, do not have college degrees, and two-fifths are people of color.

Joseph Juana Robinson grew up in Anchorage. After 16 years in the Army, he retired and began to pursue a career in acting. Investing in cryptocurrency started out as a hobby and has turned into a full time career.

On this Thursday’s Culture Rich Conversations, Christina Michelle sits down with Joseph Juana Robinson, a self-taught crypto investor.

He talks about the risks and rewards of digital currency and why it appeals to Blacks and other historically marginalized groups.

Christina Michelle, a member of the Black Awareness Association of Juneau and a regular host for the Association’s Thursday show, “Culture Rich Conversations.”

Christina Michelle is this week’s host for Culture Rich Conversations, which is produced by the Black Awareness Association of Juneau. The program airs on Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3 and rebroadcasts at 7:00 p.m. You can also listen online at ktoo.org.

 

Cryptocurrency: A brave new world for Black investors.

Guests: Joseph Juana Robinson, a self-taught cryptocurrency investor.
Joseph Juana Robinson says the crypto world is full of scams and get-rich-schemes —  but if you do your homework, keep humble, stay patient and don’t get greedy — there are opportunities to earn big returns. Robinson believes  cryptocurrency is a form of investment that offers economic empowerment to Black Americans and other historically disadvantaged peoples, because it’s a system that’s basically color-blind.

Joseph Robinson says cryptocurrencies have leveled the playing field for Blacks and given them entrée into the world of finance, which has historically discriminated against people of color.

The Black Awareness Association is offering a free workshop on cryptocurrency this Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Travelodge Hotel Juneau’s event room. Joseph Juana Robinson will be on hand to answer questions. To register, email the Black Awareness Association: juneaubaa@gmail.org.

 

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