If American blacks harnessed their spending power, they’d have the GDP of the 16th largest country in the world, according to Norm Bond, Chairman of the National Alliance of Market Developers.
One latest study: “African American Consumers: Still Vital, Still Growing” released by Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says the collective buying power of African Americans is projected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015.
How can the African-American community…Read full post
Has Ad Reinhardt risen from the grave to vandalize the East Coast? Probably not. But officials don’t have a much better idea of who destroyed this culturally significant mural, which was an important milepost on the city’s tour route of black history-themed public art.
This year what we’re really focusing on is conscious consumerism, job creation and business development says Norm Bond. He was a guest on the “Health is a Family Affair Show” on the Harambee Radio and TV Network. Show hosts Salim Ali and Momma Dee engaged in a discussion that looked at the potential impact of buying black. In addition the group examined the NAMD 11th Annual Buy Black Holiday Shopping Expo.
President Barack Hussein Obama is the target of more than 30 potential death threats — every day.
During the 2012 presidential campaign there was an increase in the number of death threats, which further challenged an already over-stretched and under-resourced Secret Service according to author Ronald Kessler. His new book is titled In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They ProtectRead full post
Michael Dunn remains in police custody, accused of shooting and killing Jordan Russell Davis, a 17-year-old African-American boy during a confrontation over loud music at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida. (more…)
You have not seen any nation on this earth consume itself into power – gain power by spending only. You will never see a nation that is a nation of consumers ever be a free nation and a powerful nation in this world. You will only see nations who have made it in this world economically; that are nations that are productive, and have control over the means of production which means…Read full post
For some families, it’s not Thanksgiving without grandma’s sweet potato pie. For families like Leigh Odom’s, it’s not Thanksgiving without an after-dinner strategic ops planning session: Shopping lists are itemized, routes are mapped out and a game plan is formed, all with military-like precision. Because after dinner, it’s no longer Thanksgiving. It’s Black Friday Eve.
To those who spend the Friday following Thanksgiving doing things like spending time with family, or working, or…Read full post
At the beginning of my study days in Antwerp, Belgium in the mid 80′s I was the only black student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and there was no African shops. The only exotic shops I remember, were Moroccan, concentrated in Borgerhout, a neighborhood everybody told you to avoid. That’s where I got my flour for Ugali (Fufu) and spices. But they didn’t identify themselves as African; neither were their shops…Read full post
It seems the re-election of President Barack Obama is fueling increased incidents of “aggressive behavior” by some whites against Black people. Recent encounters in the workplace, online, on college campuses, on television and walking on the streets are giving everyday people a taste of the divided nation.
Back in August, freshman Jamal Woods notified an instructor at the University of Mississippi (known as Ole Miss)…Read full post