Tag: economics

Time for black Democrats to switch

Time for black Democrats to switch

| November 20, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time for us to switch. No, not to the Republican […]

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Two groups announce plan to boost spending among blacks

Two groups announce plan to boost spending among blacks

| July 26, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally partnering to make sure that a significant portion of the $40 billion African Americans spend each year on travel and tourism remains in black hands. The partnership was launched […]

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New report: Blacks ‘beyond broke’

New report: Blacks ‘beyond broke’

| June 7, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The growing racial wealth gap—$200 in median wealth for blacks in 2011 and $23,000 for whites—threatens national economic security in the U.S., according to a recent report by the Center for Global Policy Solutions. “When it comes to the racial gap in liquid wealth, African Americans and Latinos […]

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Mitt Romney endorsed raising minimum wage

Mitt Romney endorsed raising minimum wage

| May 9, 2014

Healthcare reform in Massachusetts? Raise the federal minimum wage? Politics has a strange way of making people speak around election time—as does pressure from small but vocal segments of the political landscape. One can’t help but wonder what would have happened in the past presidential election had Mitt Romney not found him self boxed into […]

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Madame C.J. Walker: A shining example of economic self determination

Madame C.J. Walker: A shining example of economic self determination

| March 4, 2014

Madame C.J. Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was the first female self-made millionaire in America.

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Upward mobility not based on merit

Upward mobility not based on merit

| February 20, 2014

A recent study by a team of Harvard and University of California-Berkeley researchers and others confirm that the birth lottery still rules the day.

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Reversing poverty requires investment in human capital

Reversing poverty requires investment in human capital

| February 14, 2014

Economic development is for naught if an area’s residents are not in a position to patronize the stores, restaurants and entertainment venues available to them.

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We need more authentic black leaders

We need more authentic black leaders

| January 23, 2014

By James Clingman—”…something I continue to lament about black people: Our failure to learn and follow through on the economic lessons of the past, especially those left by our elders.”

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‘Prisonpreneur’: Moving from cells to sales

‘Prisonpreneur’: Moving from cells to sales

| December 17, 2013

If you have been enslaved by either doing a crime or because you are in prison for something you did not do, why not learn how to turn your enslavement into a profit by studying to become a business owner?

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