Videos

As a businessman, engineer, and philanthropist, Robert F. Smith has been invited to speak on a wide range of issues.

Robert F. Smith on How Financial Literacy Will Help Policy Makers Understand Impacts

This is the sixth video of a series taken from the Racial & Economic Justice Town Hall hosted by Roland Martin on April 11, 2021. Robert F. Smith explains that unpacking and educating financial ideas is essential to helping communities understand what to ask for and for policy makers to shape the financial future of the people they represent.

Robert F. Smith on the Power of Community Pressure

This is the fifth video of a series taken from the Racial & Economic Justice Town Hall hosted by Roland Martin on April 11, 2021. Robert F. Smith explains how exclusionary practices have kept Black financial capital from taking part in reaping the benefits of investments. But he also describes how communities can apply pressure to gain access.

Robert F. Smith Describes How Small Black Businesses Can Scale

This is the fourth video of a series taken from the Racial & Economic Justice Town Hall hosted by Roland Martin on April 11, 2021. Robert F. Smith further describes his ideas about how modernized banking infrastructure can assist small Black businesses to scale and take part in the digital economy.

Robert F. Smith Explains How Financial Architecture Builds Wealth Ecosystems

This is the third video of a series taken from the Racial & Economic Justice Town Hall hosted by Roland Martin on April 11, 2021. In this clip, Robert F. Smith describes how to build the financial architecture needed for thriving ecosystems to exist in Black communities.

Robert F. Smith on Driving Capital to Black Communities

This is the second video of a series taken from the Racial & Economic Justice Town Hall hosted by Roland Martin on April 11, 2021. Robert F. Smith talks about how driving capital to Black communities means ensuring small banks can extend credit to local businesses so that those businesses can begin to scale.

Robert F. Smith on the History of Economic Injustice

This first video of a series taken from the Racial & Economic Justice Town Hall hosted by Roland Martin on April 11, 2021 introduces the concepts and historical economic practices that led to the current moment in history.

Robert R. Smith’s MSNBC India Conversation Hits on Digital Equity

Robert F. Smith participated in a discussion on MSNBC India, with Rev. Al Sharpton, about the state of accessible technology, specifically broadband in the United States. In this clip the subject under discussion is the lack of broadband in cities affecting urban minorities. The topic closed on President Biden’s infrastructure bill and how it could close the digital divide.

Robert R. Smith on MSNBC India Advocates for Broadband Solutions

Robert F. Smith spoke on MSNBC India, with others including Rev. Al Sharpton, advocating for a solution wherein private and public sectors to work together to close the digital divide facing students and workers in the U.S. Smith talks about providing affordable quality access to broadband for all.

Robert F. Smith speaks with The Breakfast Club About Providing Small Business Relief Through New Software

The Breakfast Club invited Smith to speak about how new software can help minority-owned small businesses more easily access the Payment Protection Program funds to secure much-needed relief for their business impacted by coronavirus.

InternX Fireside Chat with Robert F. Smith and John Donovan

In a fireside chat at the InternX launch, Robert F. Smith and John Donovan discuss the importance of mentoring and investing in the next generation.