Op-Ed

My Open Letter to “US”

By Tip “T.I.” Harris (Founder/Grand Hustle) As I write this letter, I can’t help but express my frustration and concern for “US.” I also can’t help, but question my contribution to the status of where we are. I understand that I, too, have been guilty Read More

Op-Ed

The State of Black Euphoria

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist How amazing it is that Black people in this nation, collectively, are the worst off but yet the most comical, entertaining, ostentatious, and self-defeating of all other groups.  It is striking how, in spite of all the negative aspects of Read More

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Op-Ed

Blackonomics: The Power of Talk

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The recent gathering of serious, conscious, and intelligent brothers and sisters in Washington, D.C. on June 21 was so refreshing and stimulating.  The event was called Power Talk One, and it was organized by Carl Nelson, radio talk show host par Read More

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Op-Ed

Blackonomics: How Much are You Worth?

By  James Clingman NNPA Columnist In a 2010 report titled, “Lifting as we Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America’s Future,” posted by Insight – Center for community and Economic Development, a startling and unbelievable statistic was cited.  Written by Mariko Chang, with the help Read More

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: The Delusion of U.S. Economic Progress

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist                                                                             Imagine the U.S. dollar being worthless.  Picture millionaires and billionaires becoming “thousand-aires” overnight.  Think about the possibility of 200 million U.S. citizens being unable to eat unless the government provides food for them.  Fathom a day when you check out your 401-k Read More

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Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Controlling the Money

By  James Clingman NNPA Columnist “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” –  Mayer Amschel Rothschild I often wonder if most Black people in America really understand the across-the-board impact economics has on our daily lives. Or, have we Read More

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Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Detroit for Sale

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist I remember when Vice President Dan Quayle said we should be glad that foreigners are buying properties and land in our country. “America is for sale,” he said. I guess he was correct, considering what we have seen over the Read More