The following are selected Briefs, Commentaries, Discussions, Presentations, Reports, and Working Papers on Media-related topics from a BlackEconomics perspective.

Commentary: “Using the Power of the Media for Good” (November 24, 2021) (430 KB) [UPMFG.pdf]

Presentation: “Is the Media a Problem for Black America?” (November 12, 2021) (1942 KB) [IMAPFBA.pdf]

Report Brief: “The Media Gap: Implications for Black America” (October 29, 2021) (623 KB) [TMGIBA.pdf]

Radio Interview: Mr. Anthony Muhammad Interviews Dr. Brooks Robinson and Mr. Lindsey “Rob” Robinson on a Sankofa Revolutionary Radio Broadcast of “The Business Hour” Program. (October 21, 2021) (100.1 MB) [SRR-TBH-102121.MP3]

Essay: “How is Black Entrepreneurship Affected by the Media?” (October 8, 2021) (421 KB) [HBEAM.pdf]

Commentary: “Incorrect Diagnosis and Prescription” (September 3, 2021) (399 KB) [IDP.pdf]

Essay: “What Popular Movies Do and Don’t Do” (May 28, 2021) (404 KB) [WPMDADD.pdf]

Report Brief: TNYT and TWP: Persistent Enemies of Black Americans” (February 7, 2021) (440 KB) [PEBA2.pdf]

Commentary: “The Psychoeconomics of ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and ‘One Night in Miami'” (January 24, 2021) (400 KB) [TPMRBBNM.pdf]

Responding Opinions: An important shaper of thought on Black American issues, Mr. Dedrick Assante-Muhammad, conflated reparations with the Black-White (racial) wealth gap in  a submission to The Guardian on July 12, 2020 entitled  “The Simplest Way to Close the Racial Wealth Gap? Direct Cash Payments.” responds to that submission with two submissions of its own: (1) “Sundering Reparations from the Black-White Wealth Gap and Spotlighting a More Important Gap” by Rob Robinson (359 KB) [SRFBWWGSMIG.pdf]; and (2) “Why $20K for 20 Years is an Untenable Solution” by B.B. Robinson (511 KB) [W2020YIAUS.pdf] (August 2020; released January 1, 2021)

Report Brief:  “TNYT and TWP: Enemies of Black America”  (February 16, 2019)  (246 KB)  [PEBA.pdf]

Commentary:  “A Poisonous Black Panther”  (March 10, 2018)  (53 KB) [APBP.pdf]

Commentary:  “Banning Adverse Stereotypes for Economic Benefit”  (July 22, 2017)  (156 KB)  [BASEB.pdf] 

Commentary:  “’Selma:’ Lost Time, Lost Opportunity”  (January 24, 2015)  (155 KB) [SELMA.pdf]

Commentary:  “The Most Important Element in ‘Top Five’”  (December 21, 2014) (143 KB) [TOPFIVE.pdf]

Commentary:  “When Does the Exception Become the Rule?”  (November 23, 2014)  (149 KB) [WDEBR.pdf]

Radio Interview:  “Tony Power and Lee Miller Interview Dr. Brooks Robinson concerning resolving the Black-White Wealth Gap”  (January 2, 2014)  (12,394 KB) [TPLM.mp3]

Radio Interview:  “Chicago’s Charles Butler Interviews Dr. Brooks Robinson concerning ‘Black Economic Sustainability’”  (April 30, 2013)  (25,510 KB) [TT.mp3]

Commentary:  “Django Unchained: Survive to Act Another Day”  (December 29, 2012)  (72 KB) [DJANGO.pdf]

Report:  “ Attends the First World Afrodescendant Youth Summit (WAYS) in San Jose, Cost Rica”  (October 5-7, 2011) (159,445 K)  [WAYSFIN.wmv]

Radio Interview:  “Mr. Paul Billings Interviews Dr. Brooks Robinson concerning ’72 Percent of Black Babies Born Out of Wedlock’ for WUVS FM 203.7 in Muskegon, MI”  (November 29, 2010)  (25,472 KB)  [BOWL.mp3]

Article:  “Black Unemployment and Infotainment”  (Published in the Journal of Economic Inquiry: Vol. 47, No. 1; pp. 98-117) (253 KB) [CHAPTERFIVE.pdf]

Radio Interview:  “Mr. Paul Billings Interviews Dr. Brooks Robinson concerning ‘Black Businesses and Black America’ for WUVS FM 203.7 in Muskegon, MI”  (December 2, 2008)  (24,595 KB)  [WUVS.mp3]

Video: “Commercialism and ‘End of Times’ Economics” (November 30, 2008) (5,656 KB) [CETE.wmv]

Video:  “The Problem with CNN’s ‘Black in America’”  (July 27, 2008)  (9,694 KB) [BIAP.wmv]

Video: “Why are There No Black Faces on Greenbacks?” (April 25, 2008) (6,838 KB) [BLACKDOLS.wmv]

Working Paper:  “Media as Cause and Cure for Black American Vulnerabilities”  (May 6, 2007) (77 KB)  [MACACBV.pdf]

Unpublished Manuscript: Black Americans and the Media: An Economic Perspective (2007) (38 KB) [BAMOV.pdf]