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$$$$$$$$$!
Pictures of Black America abound. Most of them tell about the wealth gap and other disparities between Blacks and whites, and sometimes — rarely — they tell about the wealth gap among Blacks themselves. How about the positivity gap between Blacks and whites?
I have been a fan of authentic Thai cuisine ever since I visited that country in 2001
By the time President Barack Obama delivered his second and final State of the Union address, he had already given the country a list of industry and career sectors that will matter greatly to the U.S. economy and security during and beyond his second term.
An Economist Intelligence Unit report has an intriguing reference to the role of government in corporate (social) responsibility.
The dethronement of the United States in Western hemispheric diplomacy did not make the top of big-media news on the weekend of the Sixth Summit of the Americas. Neither did the line drawn in the sand over Cuba and the war on drugs, pitting the United States and Canada against just about every country south of the U.S. border... Instead, the lead story was, and continues to be, the sexual shenanigans of U.S. Secret Service agents and military servicemen, who had been tasked with assuring the security of Cartagena ahead of President Obama’s arrival in that coastal Colombian city for a meeting of the region’s heads of state on economic policy and trade.
As The Network Journal began the vetting for its 13th annual list of “25 Influential Black Women in Business,” I received a here’s-how-I’m-doing email from former TNJ Assistant Editor Inés Bebea in Paris. Born in Spain and a resident of New York since she was a teenager, Inés just completed postgraduate journalism studies at the Sorbonne through the City University of New York and hopes to break into the field there.
Americans were primed for battle over who should be voted into the White House in November long before they rang in the New Year. This time around, I demand that aimless vitriol be replaced by a focus on trends that have booted us from top-dog status in key international benchmarks and on the investment imperatives those trends engender.