Tag: james clingman

Can we rebuild Black Wall Street

Can we rebuild Black Wall Street

| August 22, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) “There are [Blacks] who are willing to worship the pyramids of 4,000 years ago, but will not build pyramids in the present so their children may see what they left behind as well. We have a leadership who rallies the people to look at past glories, but leave […]

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Blackonomics: From boycotts to buying from black-owned business

Blackonomics: From boycotts to buying from black-owned business

| August 4, 2016

By James Clingman “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.”—Matthew 25:21 In recent days, we have heard much about efforts to demonstrate our frustration and anger about the killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Boycotting malls and various […]

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Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

| July 10, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) More than a couple of million folks have responded to the words spoken by Jesse Williams, which points out the fact that many black people are mesmerized by words that excite us and stimulate our emotions. Rather than initiating practical and appropriate actions as a result of words […]

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Blackonomics: Black community bleeding to death

Blackonomics: Black community bleeding to death

| May 28, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) There is a crisis of monumental proportion in our so-called “bBlack communities.” A crisis that if not checked will prove to be our demise. We are bleeding so badly that we are in a comatose state and on life support right now. But we still have a strong […]

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From power talking to power doing

From power talking to power doing

| May 24, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Veteran radio talk show host Carl Nelson, will present his third Power Talk event on June 17 through June 19, 2016 at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The event has featured the likes of Tony Browder, Ashra Kwesi, the late Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing, Pastor Willie Wilson, […]

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Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

| May 2, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Coalition-building is the best way for black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes to economic empowerment. Some have posited that black people are swiftly becoming obsolete. From the agricultural economy to the industrial and mass production […]

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Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

| April 5, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) While black people are bogged down in shallow and meaningless political discourse, our vaunted black organizations continue to be M.I.A. except for their time in front of the cameras with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. They say they cannot endorse candidates, but we all know that’s a sham. […]

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Blackonomics: Hypocrites, hucksters, histrionics, hype

Blackonomics: Hypocrites, hucksters, histrionics, hype

| March 16, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Aren’t you tired of the rap and clap sessions by political wannabees and their respective contingents? I know I am. The so-called “debates” are downright insulting and embarrassing, especially on the Republican side, reminiscent of a stand-up comedy show, or “throwing shade” as young folks say. Over on […]

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Blackonomics: The silly season is upon us

Blackonomics: The silly season is upon us

| March 7, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist The “Silly Season,” as many call it, is well under way; and black people are up to our necks in it. The usual suspects are jockeying for position with certain presidential candidates. They are vying for the black spokesperson position, knocking one another down as they rush toward […]

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Blackonomics: Hillary, Bernie discover, rediscover black people

Blackonomics: Hillary, Bernie discover, rediscover black people

| March 1, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist One thing is for sure; black folks are enjoying this latest political mating dance with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Sanders is discovering black people in South Carolina and Georgia, and Clinton has reopened the “leading blacks” vault to rediscover their loyalty and willingness to present her to […]

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