When I was first asked to take up the role of editor at TNJ, I declined. I had just left a long and rewarding career with a daily newspaper and was happy freelancing for a number of publications, including TNJ, writing my first novel and serving as a partner in my family firm. I liked my independence.
If Du Bois, with his keen understanding of culture, politics and economics, were around today he would probably wax just as eloquently about the emergence of Sen. Barack Obama.
The governor of The Network Journal’s home state, David Paterson, has attained two historic firsts: He is New York’s first African-American governor and the first in the nation who is legally blind.
African-Americans have made much progress in many facets of their lives in the past 15 years, but they continue to face economic challenges, as data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other academic surveys show.
In the past 15 years, the value of the sports industry has grown to more than $200 billion. Here’s a list of African-Americans who are in power positions:
Today’s efforts to drive workplace equality look vastly different from a generation ago. Employment policies once spurred by federal mandate and regulatory compliance are now adopted as “best practice” and “competitive advantage,” says Verna Myers, Esq., who is president of Verna Myers Consulting Group in Massachusetts.
The Network Journal was among the startups that year. While the total number of U.S. businesses has increased by 10 percent since then, from roughly 20.8 million to 23 million, the number of Black-owned businesses grew 45 percent, from 824,000 to 1.2 million.