As the nation prepares, with all sorts of dark imaginings, for an unpredictable era of governance after Donald Trump’s win at the presidential polls in November, I am recommitting to the lessons of the late Max Ehrmann’s “Desiderata” and those of Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom.
A reader I will identify only by her initials, JL, emailed me about my Editor’s Note in the Summer 2016 issue of TNJ, titled “His Purple Majesty: Prince and Me and the Matter of Wills.” She wanted help finding a Black financial adviser.
I was in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, heading to my hotel in an SUV with other writers and publishing executives attending the Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair, when someone said, “So Prince is dead.” The SUV grew silent.
On Feb. 12, the Association of Minority Enterprises of New York (AMENY) Inc. held its 40th Annual Legislative Business Conference in Albany, N.Y.
Choice is a powerful weapon in the fight against the chronic, food-related diseases that plague our community. So when the tapestry of our community shows a lifeless, lackluster patch for health, it is because we chose to weave it that way.
At a billion and growing in Africa alone, Blacks are not at risk. America is.
We need a community prosperity vision. United States strength, humanity and moral authority are at stake.
The statement “The higher you build your barriers, the taller I become” pretty much sums up the collective experience of people of African descent in the U.S. economy. It also sums up why our heads sit high amid the loud noise of smallness.
The perpetrators show up when you’re most likely to be at work. The only proof that they were there is the notice in your mailbox — a small square of white paper with big black letters in boldface: WE’LL BUY YOUR HOUSE FOR CASH$$$$$$$$$!