The Truth About Christmas
Dec25

The Truth About Christmas

Whatever happened to Jesus in the celebration of Christmas? When did they kick Him out of His own birthday party, and how did St. Nick, Kris Kringle, and the Grinch who stole Christmas get invitations? And why are many Blacks still dreaming of a white Christmas? When we look into the history of the year’s most holy day we may find some answers. And as usual for American traditions, we’ll start in Europe. This article was originally...

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21 Black-Owned Banks: Dolla, Dolla Bills Ya’ll
Dec20

21 Black-Owned Banks: Dolla, Dolla Bills Ya’ll

In 2017, the movement fostered by social media hashtags like #BankBlack and #MoveYourMoney, resulted in an estimated $60 million being transferred to black-owned banks in just nine months. The movement draws on a long history of calls for black financial empowerment that dates back to a bank established by Congress in 1864 to serve former slaves. In the many decades since, other banks have emerged to help the Black community start...

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Black-Owned EVERYTHING
Dec15

Black-Owned EVERYTHING

Currently, the estimated $1.1 Trillion dollars stays in the U.S.’s Black Community an estimated 6hrs. The result is a negative trade deficit within the Black Community. A community requires individuals in a defined area to own and control the businesses in that region. By practicing Group-Economics, the Black community will be able to aggregate its dollar and become self-sufficient. Check out this short list of Black Owned business...

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Who’s That Girl? Meet Black Wall Street’s Last Survivor: Olivia Hooker
Dec05

Who’s That Girl? Meet Black Wall Street’s Last Survivor: Olivia Hooker

Only six years old when the Tulsa riot happened, Olivia Hooker, now 102, relives what it was like being exposed to the brutal realities of racism, discrimination and hatred. By Dexter Mullins TULSA, Okla. — They called it Black Wall Street. It was only a 1-square-mile area on the north side of Tulsa, but for Blacks in the 1900s, Greenwood was everything the South was not. Filled with Black lawyers, doctors and business owners and...

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Editor’s Letter: November-December 2017
Dec01

Editor’s Letter: November-December 2017

In 1921, when our cover girl, Olivia Hooker was just six years old, her entire community was burned to the ground in what’s known today as the Tulsa Riot. The town of Greenwood was everything. In fact, the Black dollar circulated 19, yes 19 times before leaving the community – compared to today’s 6 hours. Today, Black buying power currently stands at over $1.1 trillion and is on the road to hit about $1.5 trillion by 2021. And yet,...

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