African-American Faith Community and the Economic Crisis

October 15, 2010  |  

(Tri State Defender) “Debt is a bigger problem than racism,” pastor DeForest Soaries says emphatically at the top of “Almighty Debt”.  CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien reports for a 90-minute documentary investigation into the creative and proactive ways an African-American faith community is addressing the challenges of the national economic crisis, followed by a 30-minute dynamic forum.  For the documentary, O’Brien follows a student facing a mountain of debt to finance his education, a married couple facing the stresses of an over-leveraged mortgage and credit card debt, another couple struggling following the loss of a job and the income and self-esteem that come with unemployment.

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