Tag: james clingman

Blackonomics: Unrepresented by our representatives

Blackonomics: Unrepresented by our representatives

| February 8, 2016

1 Samuel 8 describes our predicament By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Does it really matter who wins the presidency? How can it matter to black folks, considering the way we “play” politics? We have no power, no leverage, and little or no influence in the political arena, and even worse it seems we […]

Read More

Blackonomics: Black Consciousness vs. Christianity—Part Two

Blackonomics: Black Consciousness vs. Christianity—Part Two

| January 21, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Again, this is not an attempt to proselytize or to shape your thinking regarding religion or spirituality. Rather, this is an attempt to delve into a subject that is often brought up among black folks and used to separate us instead of bring us together around practical economic/public […]

Read More

Blackonomics: Black consciousness vs. Christianity—Part 1

Blackonomics: Black consciousness vs. Christianity—Part 1

| January 14, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Is it possible to have a black consciousness and be a Christian? Are the terms contradictory? Is “Conscious Christian” an oxymoron? I can hear some of you now, saying, “Uh oh, Jim, you are in deep water with this topic.” That’s fine; this column has not survived for […]

Read More

Blackonomics: Stop wasting your tax refund

Blackonomics: Stop wasting your tax refund

| December 22, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist As we talk about what to do and not do with our dollars during the holiday season, retailers are eagerly awaiting and preparing for another way to get your money. After the “after Christmas” sales, furniture stores, electronics outlets, car dealers, and anyone else with something to sell […]

Read More

Blackonomics: Beyond t-shirts, hoodies

Blackonomics: Beyond t-shirts, hoodies

| December 4, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Recollections of my 1995 article on the business of college athletics danced in my head when I heard the news about the University of Missouri football team’s refusal to play until the president of that University, Tim Wolfe, resigns or is dismissed. The players said, “due to his negligence toward […]

Read More

Just how blind are we?

Just how blind are we?

| December 2, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Gil Scott-Heron once asked: “Just how blind will America be? The world is on the edge of its seat; defeat on the horizon, very surprisin’, that we all can see the plot and claim that we cannot. Just how blind America?” Today, forty years later, we ask, “Just […]

Read More

Blackonomics: Can I get an amen?

Blackonomics: Can I get an amen?

| November 15, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist On Dec. 3, 2015 the Collective Empowerment Group (CEG), formerly known as the “Collective Banking Group (CBG) of Prince George’s County and Vicinity,” will celebrate a milestone achievement: Its 20th Anniversary. The CEG was established in 1995 by 21 churches, in response to discrimination and mistreatment by banks, some of […]

Read More

Watch this film on Black Friday, before you spend another dollar

Watch this film on Black Friday, before you spend another dollar

| October 31, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist When you die, what will you leave behind: bills or benefits? That’s the main question posed by the upcoming documentary film by Ric Mathis, a videographer and filmmaker in Atlanta. The question is applicable on a personal and collective level; one each of us should honestly answer. Mathis has captured […]

Read More

Blacks missing from political circus

Blacks missing from political circus

| September 24, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Here is something to think about as we watch the political circus that is currently dominating the news: Black people are nowhere to be found in the real action, nowhere to be found in determining the candidates from which we will eventually choose to compete for the presidency, and nowhere […]

Read More

The main thing we must do

The main thing we must do

| September 19, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist What do you consider to be the most important issue facing Black people in America? Jobs? The criminal justice system? The education system? Reparations? Violence? Global warming? Immigration? All of these issues and others you may mention fall under the broad auspices of economics and/or politics. The essence of our […]

Read More