The prison industry complex is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. How are these businesses affecting black American economies?
Despite African-Americans' feckless political influence toward making it an issue, reparations discussions are gaining recognition, strength and momentum.
Take notice that Robert Frederick Smith, with holdings that total $2.5 billion, has replaced Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson as America's richest black man.
Like its business partner, National Harbor, the MGM project is estranged from Prince George's County's black businesses.
Black athletes' protests have gone prime-time. Colin Kaepernick is making his fellow Americans think about what they're standing for, and why.
Why is it that blacks just want to shake the hand of wooing political candidates with no mention of engaging our race's commerce, entrepreneurship and/or free-enterprise?
According to black Democrats and pundits, all is well in Negroland.
Is blacks' praise and adoration over Obamacare something we may want to reevaluate?
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump give voters plenty of reasons to look elsewhere. Shouldn't blacks be pushing for their political interests and issues being discussed in the 2016 presidential campaign?
Black pride is what matters and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is the modern-day embodiment of that pride and consciousness of our African heritage.
The United States should be an integrated society and people of all races inherently equal and entitled to full privileges of citizenship. While we accept these values in the abstract, the reality is that ideals of integration and equality of opportunity still elude us. The problem is: neither whites nor blacks are being honest or forthcoming about it.
Who's funding Black Lives Matter? Who pays for their placards, phone calls, faxes, iPhones, internet and front-line activists' food, lodging and transportation?
If Black Americans want real justice, it's time to remind the Congressional Black Caucus that when it comes to pushing for an American apology for slavery and reparations for Blacks, they need to either lead, follow or get out of the way.
Blacks keep allowing themselves — and their issues — to be lost in the milieu of mainstream politics.
Are Black media outlets still relevant? Is investing in Black media outlets smart business?
Black Americans need jobs, justice and human rights, so why are we doddering about who we are going to vote for in order to get these things?
As a means of African-American families knowing who they are, "Juneteenth" is a topic they all should discuss.
This land is your land and this land is my land, but Blacks' lands and Whites' lands haven't been treated the same.
There's a growing movement of Blacks for an apology and recompense for slavery. If you are a descendant of slaves, America owes you.
What is the biggest obstacle to Blacks' economic development? The historical data shows it is us.
Hardly anyone in America disputes that slavery is wrong. But hardly anyone dares to discuss righting the wrongs of slavery and legacy of injustices it brought about.
Donald John Trump is a roguish charmer. A pugnacious bully that tells it like it is.
What side of America's racial wealth are you? The typical White household has 16 times the wealth of Black ones.
It's time Blacks deal forthrightly with false promises of political representation.
Business always trumps politics, and Jeffrey Thompson shows the truth of that.
The living wage issue is one of the most controversial debates playing out in America today, and it goes right to the heart of partisan politics. The matter is a Democratic Party and labor issue, but is it a Black problem?
As a rule, Blacks continually accept racial inequality in America. So, what are you asking of 2016 presidential campaigners in order for them to get your vote?
For Blacks to become relevant in America a significant culture shift has to shift has to take place. African-Americans must change dysfunctional consumption practices toward Blacks' development.
What can happen when there's a strong coalition between Latinos and African-Americans?
Instead of seeking legislation and processes toward Black Economic Empowerment, Black Americans are content with being second-class political in campaign and causes that have nothing to do with our betterment.
Instead of urging your youth to "get a job," just help them to form a media company. The richest Blacks in America are in the media industry.
The epitome of Blacks being taken for granted by the Democrats is illustrated by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders' disavowal of Black reparations without missing a beat in their campaigning to garner votes.
The case of Simeon Booker shows a startling lack of Black consciousness among President Barack Obama and his staff.
Contemporary Blacks have to get in their minds around how entitled they are to reparations.
As the communications industry grows these days, what role are Blacks playing?
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.