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Blackonomics: Black-owned ComproTax Is One of the Best in the Business

Blackonomics: Black-owned ComproTax Is One of the Best in the Business By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Having written many articles on what takes place from January through April, each year, relative to our tax payments and refunds, I understand that we need reinforcement and Read More

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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘Prisonpreneur’: From Cells to Sales

By  James Clingman NNPA Columnist (This article is dedicated to the folks in jails and prisons.  Please share it with them.)   According to the 13th Amendment, slavery in this country has not been fully abolished; there is an exception that says if one is duly Read More