A National Urban League Policy Institute study ranks Washington, D.C., atop the nation's metropolitan areas for blacks doing business.
Millions of low-income Americans will soon be able to access the Internet as part of the Lifeline program. That’s because the Federal Communications Commission, the agency responsible for its oversight, wants to add broadband to its suite of services.
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.
Overcriminalization is a dangerous trend that is threatening African-Americans.
The fight over pot in the District of Columbia has put the GOP in an awkward spot.
As the city's development goes forward, isn't it time to give Marion his due?
What side of the protest stage are you on — "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" or "Pay Up"?
While most Blacks want to hold on to "the dream" that they, and Washington, are accepted in mainstream thought and consciousness, industry studies also show there are significant gaps between Blacks and Whites in this genre.
The two best examples of Black’s economic progress and upward mobility are Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.
The Ham Hock Group is a group of sophisticated and upper-class Washington, D.C., Black businessmen and well-paid professionals set on evolving a movement to "replace the N-word."
Before we go beyond a $17 trillion national debt, John Q. Public should be aware of its overall societal impact — more than $53,000 for every person in the United States.
Is it that you're too humiliated by your lineage of slavery to demand what you're justly due?
Generally speaking, do you favor or oppose using city funds to help finance a new soccer stadium for the District's Major League Soccer team, D.C. United?
From one House Republican calling him a "liar" to his face to a newspaper article that called the president of the United States of America the N-word, Barack Obama has had to endure tremendous disrespect for a sitting president.
The way Black political activists throw daggers of "racist" at the Republicans, you'd think the Democrats are the party of Black liberation. But the fact remains that Black Americans have made little political progress inside the Democratic Party.
Is America's justice system racist?
It appears Black American voters are far too consumed with championing the government's current ineptitude to address correcting injustices of the past.
Why aren't there more Blacks in business? What are you encouraging your children to become?
Black Americans are into politics, but only at the retail level as "consumers."
After decades of being overlooked by the media, Native Americans are now being cast into the national spotlight for the wrong reason.
Washington, D.C., has always been a mecca for Blacks. But the nation's capital has always had a complicated past and ideals that ran on parallel tracks.
How can Blacks gain economic parity in America? The answer is so simple that no one ever suggests reparations as a remedy for what ails Blacks.
For Black descendants of slaves to get their just due in America, it would require an act of Congress.
As the 2016 presidential election approaches media speculation, propaganda, and misinformation spikes.
Instead of calling for additional Black voter registration efforts and "social change," Black voters should consider that we have the clout to hasten our own changes through reparations we gained for slavery — compensatory payments for the descendants of those who found themselves enslaved by the Atlantic Slave Trade.
Would you ever allow Charles Koch to mentor your children?
The state of Black America only goes as far as the state of Blacks' politics. Blacks' status and politics have remained static for 40 years.
Despite America's so-called, "even-handedness in the Middle East," some Blacks are beginning to see events unfold through the eyes of the poor Palestinians and are appalled.
As he winds through his second term with high "disapproval" numbers, Blacks are the only people President Barack Obama can turn to.
A version of the iconic slogan "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste" is playing out in the court of public opinion and it's a huge debacle.
One of the major obstacles to Black economic development is a skewed mentality when it comes to starting businesses.