economy Category Archives

Unemployment Down… Unless You’re Black.

Published on 8 Jan 2012 at 12:07 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under economy,racism.

For those of you who tweet I highly recommend you follow Dr. Mark Anthony Neal (@newblackman) and Dr. Sandy Darity (@sandydarity). You’ll learn things like this: “@NewBlackMan: Unemployment Rises For Blacks As It Falls For Everyone Else @SandyDarity”. Dr. Neal linked a News One article, but I found another article via CNN, which doesn’t force […]

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Negotiating With Cash: From Crabtree To Credit Cards

Published on 7 Aug 2009 at 6:56 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under economy,ignorance,sports,Uncategorized.

I’ve been gone for a minute, but with good reason. I finally finished my first book! Still planning the launch, but now that the hardest part is done, I can come back to the world. For my first post back on Blackademics, I was going to write about Michael Crabtree, a recent NFL draft-pick who […]

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What Would You Tell Your Former “Master” If He Asked You To Return to the Peace and Serenity of His Ohio Plantation?

Published on 19 Jun 2009 at 10:44 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under economy,enslavement,history.

Emancipation day, or Juneteenth, celebrates the announcement of the “abolition” of enslavement in the state of Texas. I use the term abolition loosely because the Emancipation Proclamation did little to improve the lives of enslaved (or formerly enslaved) Africans and African Americans. Issued in September of 1862, the Proclamation was not legally effective until January […]

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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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Minorities and risky folks caused the markets to fail?

Published on 1 Oct 2008 at 10:19 am. 10 Comments.
Filed under economy,ignorance,news/politics,television.

I’ve spent a lot of time watching the subprime meltdown unfold.  The media-made moniker for the nation’s financial crisis is somewhat misleading, as it implies that subprime mortgages are entirely to blame for this mess.  Earlier this month, Neil Cavuto (FOX News) alluded to it on the air, saying the government should have known that “loaning to minorities […]

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“Africa Must Produce or Perish”

Published on 13 May 2008 at 9:30 am. 4 Comments.
Filed under Africa,economy,international relations.

Africa Day is coming up on May 25th, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the creation of the OAU (Organization of African Unity) now known as the AU, or the African Union. Africa Must Produce or Perish is excerpted from a speech delivered by Philip Emeagwali to the African community in Valencia, Spain on May 11, […]

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Roc Nation: 150 Million Reasons to Leave Def Jam

Published on 4 Apr 2008 at 2:48 pm. 4 Comments.
Filed under economy,entertainment.

Hip-Hop juggernaut/artist/mogul Jay-Z has stepped down as the President of Def Jam and is on the verge of signing a ridiculous partnership with Live Nation. The 10-year deal, which could include certain publishing and licensing rights, future touring, recordings, and other entrepreneurial ventures, will go down for no less than a whopping $150 million dollars. […]

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