Black Economic Concepts, Issues, Plans, and Policies


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The following commentaries, articles, essays, and working papers provide analyses of Black economics from a variety of perspectives.

Essay:  "A Better Mouse Trap"   (May 28, 2017)

Essay: "The Black-White Wealth Gap is Greater Than You Think!"  (April 15, 2017)

Essay: "Black America's Trade Losses"   (December 11, 2016)

"Does Ta-Nehisi Coates Help Us Make Progress?"   (June 15, 2016)

"Will US Black and White Household Incomes Ever Converge?"   (December 18, 2015)

Essay:  "Is Expanding Entrepreneurship an Answer for US Afrodescendants Today?"  (December 7, 2015)

Report Brief:  "Black Americans:  Happy with Life in US"   (September 25, 2015)

.Commentary:    "New Strategy for Resolving Baltimore's Crisis"   (April 24, 2015)

.Research:  "A Broad Three-Point Reparations Program for US Afrodescendants Versus CARICOM's 10-Point Program"   (March 25, 2015)

.Commentary:  "We're A Nation, Not a Community."  (September 5, 2014)

.Commentary:  "New Protest Strategies for the 21st Century"  (August 28, 2014)

.Commentary:  "What Can the CBC Do?"  (August 16, 2014)

.Commentary:  "Reducing Inequality to Sustain America."  (August 8, 2014)

.Report Brief:  22 Reasons Why Black Businesses Fail. (August 1, 2014)

.Commentary:  "Black Americans Don't Want Reparations."  (June 26, 2014)

.Report Brief:  "Black America Doesn't Benefit from the Nation's Economic Growth" (May 10, 2014)

.Analysis:  Consider J.D. Alt's "Diagram & Dollars:  Modern Money Illustrated" Part 1 and Part 2 (March 25, 2014). 

.Commentary:  "Benefiting Academically from Sports Opportunities"  (January 31, 2014)

.Commentary:  "The Economics of Nonviolence:  Gandhi, King, and Mandela"  (December 13, 2013)
.Commentary:  "A Reality Check on Afrodescendant Entrepreneurship" (November 10, 2013)

 .Report Brief:  "Black Churches and College Scholarships" (October 1, 2013)

.Commentary:  "There is No Precedent" (August 8, 2013)

.Commentary:  "Black-Hispanic Economic Relations in Precarious Balance" (July 7, 2013)

 .Commentary:  "Kanye Doesn't Provide Keys"  (May 26, 2013)

.Contributed Essay:  "Marcus Garvey:  Angel of Black Success" by Geoffrey Philp.

.Book Review:  Do I Look Like an ATM?  (March 12, 2013)

.Commentary:  "Dorner Effect."  (February 13, 2013) 


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