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Bill Duke, director of the highly acclaimed documentary Dark Girls, joins The Root Live: Bring It to the Table on Wednesday, Oct. 1, to talk about his experience with crowdfunding. The Root Live, sponsored by Prudential, is a weekly video series tackling financial concerns in the African-American community. Duke is joined in the discussion by Denmark West, operations specialist at K1 Investment Management.

The veteran actor and director tells The Root Live host Harriette Cole about the importance of marketing a crowdfunding project and explains how Dark Girls ultimately caught the attention of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. West gives the audience a detailed breakdown of crowdfunding sources and how to decide which one fits your needs.

The Root Live: Bring It to the Table video series continues every Wednesday through Dec. 24 with topics that include the following:

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* how to recover financially from a divorce;
* LGBT partners and benefits: knowing your rights;
* finding a job after serving your country;
* living a biblically sound financial life;
* managing your children’s financial expectations.

To watch an earlier episode of The Root Live: Bring It to the Table, click here.