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Ask dN: Black Unemployment

Ask dN: Black Unemployment

Today’s question comes from Jetaime Celestin on our facebook page:  How do we approach resolving black unemployment? Great question, and this is actually my area of expertise, so this response might be a bit long. First, a few good books that I’ve read that deal with this subject and Black economics in general are Blueprint for […]

Black Consumer 101

How To Be a Responsible Black Consumer by Tre Baker I’ve done a lot of studying and research on economic development as it relates to the Black community, and, as you can imagine, I’ve found many critical issues that need to be addressed.  But I think most of these issues stem from the same core […]

$16 Billion Down the Drain

$16 Billion Down the Drain

by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu This summer and throughout the year our largest 150 African American organizations will convene their national conferences. They include the NAACP, Urban League, Operation Push, National Baptist, Omegas, Alphas, Kappas, Sigmas, Deltas, AKAs, Sigma Gamma Rho, and many more. I am honored that I will be speaking at many of them. […]

Knowledge Drop: The most powerful force in finance

Knowledge Drop: The most powerful force in finance

Most people don’t know what compound interest is, and even fewer know about the Rule of 72.  This is why saving your money is critical to your financial future and why, as compulsive/conspicuous consumers, Black people in America have made no significant economic progress relative to other ethnic groups since Reconstruction.  Compound interest is your […]