Listen to Stevie Wonder talk and sing to us about a prospective future world.
A simple, yet seldom asked or answered, question in an African Diaspora context is: "What are the alternatives to Black - White integration, and what are the related economic implications?" An
answer that has surfaced on many occassions is that Blacks in the Western Hemisphere should reunite with Africa. What would such a reunification mean economically; i.e., how would reunification affect Black economics? What are Africa's greatest resources? Why has Africa experienced such great difficulty developing? What have Black Americans to offer to Africa's economic growth processes? What are the barriers to Black Americans' participation in Africa's economic growth processes? What is the future of Black economics?
This page is reserved for answering these questions and more. Articles, commentaries, essays, and working papers addressing these and other questions are posted to this page.
Essay: "More Black Banks: Only Part of the Solution" (August 20, 2016)
Essay: "Why Not a Black Political Party?"
Monograph: A Third Freedom (April 25, 2015)
Report: Highlights from National/International Reparations Summit (April 14, 2015)
For a full overview of the summit click here.
Commentary: "Science Will Obliterate Racism" (April 1, 2015)
Essay: "The Economics of Freedom for Black Americans in a Technological World: A Brief Futuristic Essay" (January 17, 2015)
Commentary: "How Would US Afrodescendants Vote?" (September 19, 2014)
Commentary: "From Inequality to Equality: Hypothesizing about the Possibilities" (March 7, 2014)
Commentary: "Fear May Cause Discrimination" (February 7, 2014)
Commentary: "Why Afrodescendants Must Survive" (November 28, 2013)
Commentary: "Black American Success Achieved in Stages" (August 31, 2013)
Commentary: "Social Security's COLA Conundrum" (March 10, 2013)
Commentary: "Sustainability" (March 1, 2013)
Commentary: "Reverse Migration Could Facilitate Nation Formation" (November 5, 2011)
Click here to view the latest Federal Reserve Board data on minority-owned banks. (Black banks are assigned the "Min Cd" (minority code) 1.)
Commentary: "A Not So New Strategy: Removing the Target"
Working Paper: "Coming to Africa: Should Black Americans Emigrate?" (presented at the 2008 American Economic Association Conference in New Orleans, January 4, 2008). Thanks to J. Albert for developing the sampling frame for the 2007 BlackEconomics Immigration Survey, the results of which are reflected in this paper.
PowerPoint Presentation: "Coming to Africa" (presented at the 2008 American Economic Association Conference in New Orleans, January 4, 2008. (Background music by Nina Simone, "I Love You Porgy".)
Audio File: "The African Mind" (Link to a one-hour lecture by the late Professor John Henrik Clarke, that encompasses historical and economic concepts.)
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