Published in: MarketWatch
E3thos.com, an online portal dedicated to delivering urban video content, announced the launch of "My Street," featuring Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, dean of the School of Business & Technology at Webster University (www.webster.edu/sbt). "My Street" is a finance show that informs urban America about the impact of the economy and Wall Street on middle-class households.
"Now, more than ever, Americans are terrified, especially middle-class Americans," said Dr. Akande. "They listen to all the financial jargon and wonder, 'What does it mean for me or my family?'" "My Street" is designed to inform middle-class Americans how each move on Wall Street affects their street.
"My Street" is a 10-minute weekly segment that will discuss topics ranging from the financial crisis, mortgage issues and global markets, to mergers, acquisitions and trading stocks. The show can be seen on E3thos.com, on the "O Acres O Mule" Channel (http://www.e3thos.com/demands).
"There are many finance shows currently on cable TV that we have recently seen are not being totally true to their viewers," explained Clifford Franklin, chief executive officer of E3thos. "Our intent was to produce an authentic finance show for America -- a show not controlled or influenced by Wall Street's power structure, but accountable for its news to America."
Besides presiding over one of the world's global business schools, Dr. Akande has served as an economic consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program. He also consults for several Fortune 500 companies on matters relating to global diversity, corporate strategy and leadership.
E3thos.com is an all-video urban network. It is our goal to allow urban consumers, with a focus on African American consumers, an uncensored voice in what goes on locally, regionally and nationally as it relates to news, current affairs and lifestyle information. This will be the soapbox; the stage; and the microphone for telling the country and the world urban views regarding today's issues. E3thos will provide an unfiltered voice for journalism professionals, content providers, bloggers and others who have something to say about the world around them.
About Webster University
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University ( www.webster.edu) is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. The University's core values include excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society.
Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.