Celebrating Black Business Month and bolstering our economy as a community

This is Black Business Month and the onus is on all of us to create an environment that recognizes and supports the development of a Black business community that has never been seen before in this country. We must also illustrate examples of those individuals who are creating such an example through their companies. For […]

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris address COVID-ravaged economy (video)

President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris addressed the nation on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, regarding the escalating coronavirus epidemic and its deleterious effect on the U.S. economy and the country’s collective psyche. Biden, in particular, beseeched the current president to acquiesce to the will of the people and begin a normal presidential transition, lest […]

Waka Flocka roasted for suggesting he prefers current POTUS over Obama

President Barack Obama spoke last night, Oct. 20 and tore into the current POTUS for his inability to handle the global pandemic that is ravaging the globe, among other things. “Look, I get that this president wants full credit for the economy he inherited and zero blame for the pandemic that he ignored,” Obama said […]

Haiti’s earthquake 10 years later: What has changed?

Today, Jan. 12, 2020, we commemorate the earthquake that decimated Haiti 10 years ago. On Jan. 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti to its core. The earthquake is estimated to have killed over 300,000 people and millions were left homeless. The capital city of Port-au-Prince was reduced to rubble and the country was […]

Black female entrepreneurs share insight from 2019 Hope Global Forums

John Hope Bryant is an African American entrepreneur and philanthropist who is driven to create financial inclusion and equal opportunity through his nonprofit Operation HOPE. Every year, he hosts the Hope Global Forums, and this year the event was held May 29-31, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Speakers including former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andrew Young, rapper T.I., and the […]

Atlanta solidifies its place on list of best tech cities

Atlanta names one of the Top 25 cities in the Technology Industry

What makes Atlanta a “tech” city? After all, technology is everywhere we look today. Any company can surf the internet, build an app or use cloud-based data service. So, how did Atlanta make it onto a national list of the Top 25 Best Tech Cities? Believe it or not, Atlanta stands out among its peers as technology industries […]

White House apologizes for lying about African American job growth

The White House was caught in a lie so blatant and so easily exposed that they were forced to issue an apology to the American people, something that never happens under this administration. That is quite a development if you keep in mind that the New York Times reports that the Trump administration has lied […]

Clark Atlanta University’s dean prepares B-school students for global economy

Clark Atlanta University is adding a powerhouse to its administration. The university hopes to produce prepared students to enter the global economy. Dr. Silvanus J. Udoka has been named the dean of Clark Atlanta University’s School of Business Administration. Clark Atlanta University (CAU) conducted a national search for a new dean, and President Ronald A. […]

Devastating blow as thousands will lose jobs at Macy’s in 2017

The start of 2017, will be hard as retail giant Macy’s announces plans of store closures and employee layoffs. Macy’s announced that sales dropped 2.1 percent in November and December compared to last year. The company cited changes in consumer behavior and the current challenges in the retail industry. According to business analytics organization the […]

Chicago vs. Chiraq: It’s not Spike Lee’s fault

The name Chiraq just kind of popped out of thin air. No one staked claim to it. Based on statistics as it relates to the deaths of soldiers in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it made sense. Chicago, which is compared to Iraq in the popular moniker, has always been riddled with violence. “Chiraq” is […]

New York Life’s $50 billion empowerment tour stops in Chicago

A group of African American business owners and financial professionals met in Chicago recently to discuss the state of African American financial literacy. The event was presented by Leak and Sons Funeral Homes. The guest of honor was Margarita Anderson, the author of Our Black Year. The group gathered at the Welcome Inn Bed and […]

Gov. Rick Snyder declares financial emergency in Wayne County, Michigan

Its official, a state of financial emergency has been declared by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for Wayne County. Wayne County is the largest county in Michigan and comprises 34 cities, including Detroit. According to a statement released on the Wayne County Facebook page, “Our administration has been aware and fully transparent about the County’s financial […]

10 cities where college graduates are most likely to find a job

Nearly one million college graduates from across the nation are entering the job market. But jumping into a new phase of life can be scary without proper planning. When seeking job opportunities, it’s important for recent grads to put themselves in a position to find employment and live in a city where they can meet […]

Poverty rate for blacks rising compared to whites and Asians

Since the end of the Bush administration, we have seen poverty rates in America continue to rise. Last year, almost 1 in 6 people were living in poverty as long-term unemployment left millions of Americans out of work. New data released by the U.S. Department of Census doesn’t show any improvement on the horizon. The […]

If the economy is recovering, jobs are coming: Let’s find out

Top websites for jobs Barack Obama is in the White House, and the Republicans on the other side of the aisle are trying to stop anything he puts out, but despite their constant blocking and blaming, he’s got some things turning around in this jacked up economy that was dropped into his lap by… hmm […]

6 things black people need to know about the US economy

Although the imaginary fiscal cliff was avoided, there are some big issues left for President Obama to deal with pertaining to the economy. The most pressing is the debt ceiling. It is possible that the U.S. will go through a technical default for a few days, although most anticipate that Congress will give in and […]

Arkansas criminal eviction law forces people to pay rent or go to jail

In this period of severe economic turmoil in the United States, blacks are bearing the brunt of the the pain effectuated by a lack of jobs and opportunity. Even prior to the downturn in the economy, the most problematic issue for blacks outside of education was poverty, especially among children. Now in some states, being […]

Dr. Cornel West, white liberals push for gun control because of ‘racism’

While many African Americans take issue with one of the most brilliant and self-assured minds of our time, Princeton University scholar and professor Cornel West, especially for his incessant criticism of President Barack Obama policies, what many fail to see is that often he is correct.  He was correct on the plight of African Americans […]