Economic justice

Community leaders organize rally around equal pay and economic justice

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – A rally was held in Philadelphia around equal pay and economic justice.

The event happened on Friday in the 5500 block of Germantown Avenue, near Market Square Park and the Uncle Bobbies Bookstore.

It’s part of a nationwide bus tour to bridge the racial wealth gap in the United States.

This rally for economic justice is part of a movement led by award-winning actor Hill Harper. You may know him from ABC’s hit show “The Good Doctor,” but he also has a law degree from Harvard University.

It launches app that will be the first black-owned digital wallet in the United States

Harper spoke with Action News about this new app. It’s called ‘The Black Wall Street.’

It will work the same as Apple Pay or Venmo, but it aims to empower black and brown communities to gain financial literacy and invest in new things like cryptocurrency.

Hill says technology has made investing accessible to people who have been excluded for a long time.

You can read more about cryptocurrency and other investment opportunities.

Watch the full conversation with Hill Harper and her business partner on and the 6abc app on streaming platforms like Apple TV and Roku.

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