Obama fires back: Responds to African-American Critics

Over the past few weeks, Obama has come under intense fire from prominent African Americans ranging from Cornel West to Danny Glover, Jesse Jackson and the Congressional Black Caucus.  The basic complaint is that Obama has ignored the plight of African-Americans and some think that some special dispensation needs to be given as a salve … Continue reading

Midnight in the food-stamp economy

I read an interesting article from Reuters on the food stamp economy.  Retailers like Costco and Walmart have had to upgrade their point of sale systems to handle food stamp EBT cards.  Clearly, the job situation has driven droves of people onto the public assistance rolls.   Ultimately, people are going to have to come up … Continue reading

Are Blacks Abandoning Obama?

More heat on Obama from prominent African-Americans.  Basically, they’re having a problem with his seemingly lack of empathy for the plight of African-Americans in the Great Recession and the continuation of the policies of George Bush on the foreign and domestic policy fronts.  The article references a state-wide poll in Georgia that reflects a 35% … Continue reading

The Trauma of Joblessness

This is the single greatest issue facing the nation and Obama. The article below says that most folks are giving him a pass on the unemployment situation, but at some point  Obama is going to own this issue, particularly since large commitments have gone to bail out  Wall Street and to pursue the Afghan war. … Continue reading

Coordinated warning to Obama from African Americans

An op-ed from Dwayne Wickham, a noted African-American columnist.  He’s reporting  on the Congressional Black Caucus’ anger at perceived slights from Obama.  The CBC recently boycotted some legislation to force some spending initiatives for neighborhoods and the unemployed in the districts they represent.  Several prominent African-Americans across the board are going after Obama in a … Continue reading

The necessity of financial freedom for african-americans

I find myself  often not in agreement with Dr. Boyce Watkins on a few issues, but this is an excellent  op-ed  authored by him.  It  is 100% spot on in terms of how African-Americans need to be thinking with respect to financial independence.     Dr. Watkin’s op-ed focuses on African-Americans as individuals achieving financial independence, but our thoughts … Continue reading