Op-Ed

Blackonomics: The Revolution Must be Financed

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist   When it comes to gaining true freedom, the words and actions of our most revered Black authentic leaders emphasized economic empowerment.  Unfortunately, many of those who spoke the truth and tried to establish an economic foundation for Black people […read more]

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Authentic Black Leaders

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist   Brother A. Peter Bailey wrote a very enlightening article, titled, “Black Leaders, Past and Present, Speak on the Need for Focusing on Economics.”  I called him after reading it, and we discussed something I continue to lament about Black […read more]

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Selfishness over Sacrifice

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist   “I assumed that with knowledge, sacrifice would automatically follow.  In my youth and idealism I did not realize that selfishness is even more natural than sacrifice.”   W.E.B. DuBois spoke those words when he reflected on the failure of […read more]

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Political Poverty Pimps

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist An article published on nky.com, titled, “Running for Senate not job for paupers, stated: “The average household in the United States has a net worth of $69,000, but the average wealth of a U.S. senator is about $12 million, according […read more]

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: The Tax Man Cometh

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist   When the tax man cometh, Black dollars “goeth.”  Where will they goeth?  Down a myriad of paths in pursuit of new items such as furniture, cars, clothing, and other niceties.  But first, unless you do your own tax return […read more]

Op-Ed

Knowing Better, but not Doing Better

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist   As the saying goes, “Once you know better, you should do better.”  Most of us can remember situations that would have benefitted us in some way or another had we only used the knowledge we received from our parents, […read more]

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: On What Ground are We Standing?

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist What has become our mantra in this post-George Zimmerman are U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder’s words to the NAACP last week; “We must stand our ground” against injustice.  Holder drew cheers, “Amens,” and a standing ovation when he spoke those […read more]

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Marching in Place

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist As we draw nearer to one of the most relevant events in history, an event that has been revered and immortalized by the iconic phrase, “I have a dream!” hundreds of thousands of people are preparing to relive the famous […read more]

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Economic Freedom Riders

by James Clingman NNPA Columnist “I was tired of giving in.” – Rosa Parks It is always interesting to reflect on certain events that took place in days gone by, especially when it comes to economic issues.  In my entrepreneurship classes, I often use the example […read more]