In a recent survey conducted by Northern Trust, half of wealthy Black Americans say the U.S. is better off
today than it was five years ago, compared to 18 percent of the general
population surveyed who believe similarly. As for personal finances, 62
percent of wealthy Black Americans feel better off now than they did
five years ago, more than double the 29 percent of overall survey
respondents who share this sentiment.
SpinMedia announced Thursday that they had purchased the rights to Vibe
magazine and its related websites including Vibe.com and Vibevixen.com.
SpinMedia’s spokesman indicated that they do not plan to continue the
print edition of Vibe. They do plan to continue publishing Vibe
Enshrined in the memories of many music lovers and fans of Richie Havens
is his performance at Woodstock in 1969 when, drenched in sweat, he
strummed his open-stringed guitar and improvised on “Sometimes I Feel
Like a Motherless Child” that morphed into his later signature song,
“Freedom.” To some degree that quest for freedom, at least from the
tyrannies of this plain, arrived Monday when he joined the ancestors at