Black Fraternities and Sororities Have the Economic Clout to Power the Next Black Renaissance

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Remember the scene from “New Jack City” when Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) told Scotty (Ice-T), “This ain’t personal; this is business?” And at the end of the movie, Scotty said to Nino, “This ‘is’ personal,” as he proceeded to Read More


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


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


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


Detroit: Death Certificate or Rebirth?

Blackonomics By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Will the largest city in history to file bankruptcy receive a death certificate, or will this action result in a new birth certificate for the Motor City?  Of course, a city as large and as well situated as Detroit Read More