The Washington metropolitan area is home to an estimated 8 million people and the seventh-largest in the country. This area nurtures hundreds of thriving Black businesses and is home to the most educated and affluent concentration of Blacks in the United States.
Over past years, the Republican Party has struggled to attract Blacks' votes. So, what percentage of African-American voters can the Republicans count on in 2016? That result is seriously dependent on the Republicans' investment in this population.
Many say that it's time to kick Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a caricature of Harriett Tubman. What say you?
Black slaves built the Capitol and White House for free. But the roles that Blacks in building business should be recognized in constructing the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Renewing the American Dream requires bold plans, especially in the nation's inner cities.
Approximately $100 trillion in reparations is owed to America's Blacks while their politicians frolic and preen in lieu of demanding payments.
Just by its cover, Blacks may not see how utilitarian "Good Profits" can be, but the publication can provide them meaningful insights on successful capitalistic practices.
Because they are loyal pawns of party politicians, Blacks have been misled to believe that the Koch brothers are no friend to them.
As Blacks have lagged in America and finance, Jews are highly represented in society's most desirable, powerful and privileged positions. Of the 100 richest Americans, 30 percent are Jewish — not bad for a group that makes up less than 2 percent of the overall population.
The cognitive dissonance of the Republican Party is something to behold.
There is no getting around certain troubling and enduring implications of Black-White differences in America.
Some of America's largest and most influential companies are headed by Christians in the marketplace.
The truth is BLM's "in your face" tactics will do little to achieve equity for Blacks across America.
Maybe it’s because of the Bible story from the book Matthew detailing Jesus driving the “buyers and sellers out of the temple” that money lenders are held in such high contempt.
Many in America are practicing something-for-nothing politics.
Continuing payments to Holocaust survivors represent the power of America's Jewish lobby and ineptness of Blacks'.
Twenty years after the Million Man March, we need another formidable show of solidarity and strength as we face contemporary conditions of rising levels of tyranny and oppression and death that stalk Blacks while few seem to care.
Publicly financed sports stadiums are a game at taxpayers' expense.
Are Blacks going the right way to gain economic parity in America?
Why isn't Black reparations more of an issue among African-Americans?
Successful people have "yes I can" attitudes and outlooks. "I can do it" is a posture Blacks need to use more effectively.
Sadly, "Black Lives Matter" people are using rude and crude tactics trying to establish their image and presence in a society that refuses to see them or their worth.
Were you one of the people lamenting the passing of former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond? What of consequence are you doing to memorialize him and his works?
Do you support jacking the minimum wage in the District of Columbia up to $15 an hour, and why?
What do you think of the Koch brothers? Many blacks may want to take a look beyond the headlines to see what Koch money has been doing where we live.
When will blacks “make economics matter”? African-Americans have $1.1 trillion in their annual buying power, but are we putting our money to good use?
It's time we all got aboard the entrepreneurship bandwagon in line with President Barack Obama's recent trip to Africa to sell them on private enterprise.
There's a new sheriff in town.
Followers of the 2016 presidential campaign encounter a daily blizzard of questions, but "What are you going to do for me?" should be the question all blacks pose to candidates.
A National Urban League Policy Institute study ranks Washington, D.C., atop the nation's metropolitan areas for blacks doing business.
An economic "race problem" is occurring in D.C. It's a multimillion dollar problem that blacks need to recognize as detrimental and move to make small business success their business.
District residents must keep elected officials' feet to the fire and not let them lose sights set by black leaders of old.
The time has come to call on black voters to come to the aid of our businesses and operations.
If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always gotten.
Rather than the typical "wringing of hands," blacks need to cease "I Can't Breathe" demonstrations and move en masse to embrace and employ a well-coordinated political, cultural and economic movement.
In what political camp do you identify: that of a "victim" or "race champion?"
Isn’t it time the nation’s African-Americans do some serious questioning of how the Democratic Party and "colorblind" policies and practices have affected them?
What's wrong with Black Americans is our lack of accomplishments and understanding of collective capitalism.
While Blacks in both metropolitan areas basked in their prosperity and cosmopolitan shopping habits, Blacks in the core cities lost their political majorities to become "victims" of mainstream and "colorblind"-oriented politicians.
Does bad theology turn good men bad, or do bad men create belief systems to accommodate their ambitions?
What happened to the momentum that Blacks in the Washington area had that made them the wealthiest concentration of Blacks in the nation?
Racial inequality is not a topic mainstream Americans are readily willing to discuss.
What would C. Delores Tucker say about "Empire" and its connotations of imperialism and colonialism?
Has Black capitalism failed? Was it even given a chance?
If you are not a part of the solution to Blacks' problems, it should be made evident, then, that you continue as part of the problem.
Blacks may want to explore the "cash now" industry's fast-growing business financing trough: Payday loans, check cashing, factoring and invoice discounting.
Yes, blacks are really very conservative when it comes to a lot of the social issues we are now facing in this country, but that's where the similarity ends with the Republican Party.
No matter how you look at it, whites have privileges beyond the bounds of blacks.
No matter how much American Blacks stay away from the Republican Party, now it seems that Blacks in that party are adopting "stay away" piques towards each other.
Julius Caesar “J.C." Watts Jr. is proving that there is life after Congress and charting a course Black youth can emulate.