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Black Consumer 101

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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  problem: lack of ownership and control of the companies that we spend most of our money with.  Economics can be complicated and boring, which I guess is why we kind of forgot to deal with it while we were worried about integrating in white schools...

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Victimization Slows Progress

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by Tre B. While I'm usually the first to step out in defense of my African brothers and sisters in the motherland and at first this video upset me, I thought about it for a minute, and realized that this is just another example of the victim mentality inhibiting creative thinking and problem solving.  Whether it's the African's themselves or the Eurocentric journalists producing the story that are thrusting this victim status on these farmers, this line of thought does not result in productive solutions.  For example, they're saying that the solution is for the US government to stop subsidizing...

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$16 Billion Down the Drain

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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. My only regret is that we will spend $16 billion with Mr. Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, United ,American, Delta, etc. Can you imagine how much money we have spent with them since 1954? What do we have to show for it? At many of these conferences,...

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Make it Plain - Black Business

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Destroying Black Radio or Protecting Performer’s Rights? You Decide.

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by RHYMEFEST (Guest Blogger) It’s funny how the things that you’re passionate about can be nonexistent one day, but the next consume your existence. Recently, I was introduced to an issue on performance artist’s rights. A bill entitled HR 848, sponsored by Rep. John Conyers passed through the Judiciary Committee last week to ensure that radio stations pay American artists performance royalties whenever their songs are played. Currently digital radio, television and film pay performer’s royalties to artists and the only countries that don’t include North Korea, China, Iran and the U.S. But all other foreign radio stations pay artist...

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