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Being Proactive in 2009: Economic Stimulus For the Mind

Published on 12 Jan 2009 at 10:30 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,economy,education,ignorance.

Happy New Year! In the financial world, I don’t know anyone who was not eager to kiss 2008 goodbye. It was a tumultuous year, one frequented by reactive behavior. Reacting to failure a la Lehman Brothers…reacting to fraud as per Bernie Madoff…I could go on about the economic ills of the year all day long, […]

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Stock Market Ready For “Change”

Published on 1 Nov 2008 at 7:25 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,economy,news/politics.

Friday morning I was watching the news and heard a market reporter say that the stock market favors Senator Barack Obama for President. Since the biggest McCain talking point about Obama is that he’s going to raise taxes, I wondered why the reporter would say such a thing.  He claimed that when markets are down in the few […]

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Keep Your Money in Your Pocket: National “Blackout”

Published on 1 Nov 2007 at 9:20 pm. 10 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics.

Tomorrow (Friday), Rev. Al Sharpton and other Black leaders are asking blacks to participate in a National “Blackout.” They are urging blacks to refrain from spending money at white-owned businesses for one whole day. But as a Black college student attending an 85-percent white school, I know finding strictly black-owned stores to patronize tomorrow will be […]

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South Africa shows US how to BEE

Published on 13 Sep 2007 at 12:36 am. 14 Comments.
Filed under affirmative action,Africa,blackonomics.

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Ama Ata Aidoo: African Americans Invest in Africa

Published on 2 Feb 2007 at 10:28 am. 13 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,diaspora,interviews.

Happy Black History Month yall! For us here at Blackademics, every month is Black History month, but I thought for February, I would grace yall with an extra bonus (as promised) an additional excerpt from my interview with Ama Ata Aidoo. Here’s a quote from our discussion: I’d be very surprised if somebody decided soberly […]

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African-Americans = criminals at work too?

Published on 29 Nov 2006 at 8:22 pm. 4 Comments.
Filed under affirmative action,blackonomics,ignorance.

In keeping with recent events that showcase that racism is still alive and well… The other day, a study performed by professors at Georgetown and UC Berkeley, concluded that employers who perform criminal background checks are more likely to hire African-Americans. The study’s conclusion reads: we find that the positive effect of criminal background checks […]

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I’m Building Me a Home…

Published on 20 Nov 2006 at 9:40 am. 13 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,news/politics.

I’m sure all of my “School Daze” fans out there know what I’m talking about. But seriously, here is an article on a 2005 Census survey compiling statistics on racial trends regarding home ownership, education, income and poverty. While African-Americans are making progress in each of these categories, it appears that the disparities between our people […]

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Queens Reigns Supreme…In Black Median Income

Published on 1 Oct 2006 at 1:46 pm. 10 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics.

Just some food for thought in a recent NY Times article on the average median income of blacks in Queens, NY surpassing that of white residents. What’s particularly interesting in this story, is that the writer attributes a major part of the blacks rise in median income to the business successes of immigrants from the West […]

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Why We Die Young

Published on 18 Sep 2006 at 9:11 pm. 8 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,poverty,racism.

Jabari Asim’s got a sobering look at the grim stats of black male life expectancy over at Truthdig. It includes a few eyebrow-raising facts, such as that a middle-aged man in Bangladesh or West Africa has the same or greater life expectancy than a black man of comparable demographics living in inner-city America. But what […]

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Hispanic Spending to Outpace Black Spending in 2007

Published on 5 Sep 2006 at 10:22 am. 7 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,inter-minority relations.

A study at the Selig Center at the University of Georgia recently published findings projecting Hispanics to surpass African-Americans as the nation’s number one minority consumer spending demographic in 2007. The study anticipates that Hispanics will outspend African-Americans by more than 16 billion dollars next year, with Hispanics estimated to spend $863 billion and Blacks […]

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