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Exclusive Interview: Crowdfunding platform geared toward the African American community

Forbes contributor Devin Thorpe interviews CEO Nathan Bennett Fleming from Black Startup, a new Crowdfunding platform focused on projects and ideas positively impacting the African American community! Nate Bennett-Fleming was born in a single family household in Southeast D.C., from a young age Nate witnessed the vast political and economic inequities faced by many in Washington D.C. Through a scholarship provided by Hannah Hawkins, founder and director of Anacostia’s Children of Mine Center, he was able to graduate from St. Andrews Episcopal School in Potomac, Md. In 2007, Nate graduated cum laude with a BA in political science from Morehouse College, in Atlanta, GA, where he was an Oprah Winfrey Scholar and an African Presidential Fellow. Nathan was the Executive Director of the Morehouse College Student Government Association, Vice President of the Atlanta University Center Council of Students, and Vice President of the Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Nate will receive a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) where he is an editor of the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and Policy. In addition, Nate was awarded a full tuition Public Service Fellowship to complete a Master of Public Policy degree […]

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