Tag: james clingman

Blackonomics: Black folks need to stop drinking the ‘Fool-Aid’

Blackonomics: Black folks need to stop drinking the ‘Fool-Aid’

| February 6, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) “Negroes… sometimes choose their own leaders but unfortunately they are too often the wrong kind. Negroes do not readily follow persons with constructive programs. Almost any sort of exciting appeal or trivial matter presented to them may receive immediate attention… and liberal support.”—Carter G. Woodson The term “Drinking the […]

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Blackonomics: It’s time to give our money marching orders

Blackonomics: It’s time to give our money marching orders

| February 4, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In April 2005, I wrote an article titled, “Billion Dollar March,” at the behest of “The Ice Supreme Man” Ashiki Taylor in Atlanta. The article was in reference to our penchant for marching when we are upset, and then going home to sit down and wait for another crisis. […]

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Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

| January 19, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I hear it all the time. “I patronized a Black-owned business and was treated terribly.” How about this one? “I went to that Black restaurant and the service was bad, the food was cold, and the staff was discourteous and very slow.” And the grand-daddy of them all: “I […]

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Blackonomics: The real reason we should celebrate Kwanzaa this year

Blackonomics: The real reason we should celebrate Kwanzaa this year

| December 22, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) For 50 years, black people in the United States have celebrated the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Established by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world African community. Kwanzaa brings a cultural message, which speaks to the best […]

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Election won’t change anything until we vote with our wallets

Election won’t change anything until we vote with our wallets

| December 1, 2016

By Jim Clingman (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) By the time you read this, I trust you will have wiped away the slime and the grunge, regurgitated a few times, taken a good bath or shower, relentlessly scrubbed the stench from your bodies, and maybe even found it necessary to delouse, because the dirty, filthy, hateful, […]

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What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

| November 22, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the […]

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White acceptance will never lead to wealth in Black Community

White acceptance will never lead to wealth in Black Community

| October 18, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Black folks in America have been so successfully programmed that many of us are still psychologically enslaved to the point that we truly believe we have “made it” when we have reached a certain financial plateau or when we have attained a certain position or title. Far too many […]

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Blackonomics: If Clinton loses in Novemeber, don’t blame black voters

Blackonomics: If Clinton loses in Novemeber, don’t blame black voters

| October 12, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Now that the dust has settled around President Obama’s comments at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards Dinner, let me give you my take on the subject. In 2010, immediately following the midterm elections, in some instances, black folks were blamed for the “shellacking,” as Barack Obama put […]

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Blackonomics: What Kaepernick protest tells us about Black Power, money

Blackonomics: What Kaepernick protest tells us about Black Power, money

| October 10, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Turnabout is fair play. Why can’t more of us see that economics is the key to our freedom and the answer to the problems we talk about all the time? This political year has and continues to bring this fact to light, but the Colin Kaepernick protest illuminates the […]

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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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