The following articles, commentaries, essays, and working papers concern the future of Black economics.

Strategy Brief: “More than a Conqueror: One Black American Strategy”   (August 15, 2019)

Commentary: "More on Reparations: Recognizing Reality--Reassessing Requirements"   (July 7, 2019)

Essay: "How Black America Could Save Billions--Households at Least $500"   (March 30, 2019)

Essay: “Beware of Leadership and Prospects for Lost Opportunities”  (March 3, 2019)

Volume of Brief Essays: Takeconomics: A Counterintuitive Perspective    (September 11, 2018)

Analysis: "What Can Black Americans Produce in Shabazzland? A Black American Supply and Use Table"   (August 15, 2017)

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)
"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)

Commentary: "Google May Hold a Key" (April 4, 2011)

Commentary: "Bank Creation: A Key to Black Economic Development" (11/20/10)

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"

Essay: "Black American Nation Formation"

Commentary: "Why Not an N Double-A L?"

Commentary: "True Conservatism for 40 Million Black Americans" (Listen to the essay) participated in the United Nations' Minority Issues Forum on Minorities and the Right to Education in Geneva, Switzerland, December 15-16, 2008. submitted "Economics of Education: Substantive Preparation Notes on the Draft Recommendations on Minorities and the Right to Education." In addition, Dr. Brooks Robinson presented three statements on behalf of during the Forum: Statement 1; Statement 2; and Statement 3. (Posted 12/19/08)

Commentary: "Why No Black Faces on Greenbacks?" View a related video. View a related video.

Commentary: "What Would an Obama Presidency Mean for Black Americans?"

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.) Commentary: "Why Migrate South?"

Commentary: "Why Don't Blacks Disappear from the United States?"

Commentary: "What Will an Obama Presidency Mean for Black Economics?"

Commentary: "Why Obama Should Not Run."

Commentary: "Addressing the Most Painful Discrimination."

Commentary: "What Are Black Americans' Goals and Will They Be Realized During the 21st Century?"

Commentary: "Right or Rich?"

Commentary: "Where Do We Go From Here?"

Commentary: "Responding to Root Causes - Not Symptoms: White Supremacy as a Root Cause of Racism"

Commentary: "A New Vision for an Old Problem and an Old Solution"