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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez Slams The ‘Racial Injustice’ Of The Cannabis Business As White Men Profit

By | News & Current Affairs, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

The New York congresswoman suggests “affirmative-action licensing” to mitigate the “racial wealth gap” in areas that paid the price of the war on drugs. By Mary Papenfuss, HuffPost — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) earned praise from “drug justice” advocates after criticizing a growing marijuana legalization and business model that is paving the way for white male investors to reap major profits after minorities spent decades in prisons for selling pot….

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Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famed "I Have Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963.

600 Black Legislators Resolved to Push Policies for Economic Justice

By | News & Current Affairs

On King Holiday Commemoration: 600 Black Legislators Resolved to Push Policies for Economic Justice. Resolution considered new win for Black Wealth 2020 By Hazel Trice Edney — It was three years ago that a group of national business leaders launched a movement called Black Wealth 2020 partially based on the economic vision articulated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King said in his final speech on April 3, 1968: “It’s…

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Africa

Nigeria’s Tech Startups Defy the Odds

By | Commentaries/Opinions

Without the startup ecosystems of the West, Nigerian entrepreneurs are building their nation, innovation by innovation. By Emily Feng, OZY — Any entrepreneur in Nigeria faces high operating costs brought on by the country’s unstable power supply, shaky internet and a fluctuating currency. Undaunted, Nigeria’s tech startups have proliferated, kick-starting a young but thriving tech scene that has earned Lagos’ colonial-era Yaba neighborhood — where many have their offices — the nickname…

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Tanzanian Farmers Crack the Code for Fighting Land Grab

Tanzanian Farmers Crack the Code for Fighting Land Grab

By | Commentaries/Opinions

They felt like helpless victims for years. Not anymore. By Kizito Makoye, OZY — For nearly a week, Swalehe Nkwale saw unfamiliar surveyors place slabs on parts of Nyamitanga Division land 108 miles south of Dar es Salaam. Then one day, he saw a poster on his own farm declaring that he could no longer grow crops there. It was the start of a decade-long battle against British firm African…

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How Slavery Inspired Modern Business Management

How Slavery Inspired Modern Business Management

By | Editors' Choice

By “dangling the carrot” to improve worker productivity, businesses are taking a page from slavery’s playbook. By Caitlin C. Rosenthal, Boston Review — In 1911 a congressional special committee convened to investigate the impact of new business practices on the lives of workers. Of particular interest to the committee was something called scientific management, a technique that sought to measure and improve worker productivity. The system’s most vocal proponent, a…

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Slavery Routes: For All the Gold in the World

By | Reparations, Video/Audio | No Comments

To expand their wealth, the Portuguese set up the slave trade, in which Africa was the centre. Filmmakers: Daniel Cattier, Juan Gelas and Fanny Glissant — At the end of the Middle Ages, Europe opened up to the world and discovered that it was at the margins of the world’s main area for wealth generation: Africa. Portuguese explorers were the first to set out to conquer Africa’s gold. When explorers…

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Black Economic Development: The Power of Networking — June 18th Edition of Vantage Point

By | Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio | No Comments

Topic/Focus – Economic Development: The Power of Networking. Guests – Dr. George Fraser (President/CEO, FraserNet, Convener, Power Networking Conference, Cleveland, OH), Anthony Browder (World Renowned Historian, Egyptologist, Archeologist, Washington, D.C) and Dr. Stacie NC Grant (Founder, Destiny Designers University, Speaker & Celebrity Guest MC, New York, NY)

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T&T can be leader in medicinal marijuana

By | News & Current Affairs

By Shaliza Hassanali, The Guardian — It’s not too late for T&T to establish itself as a leader in medicinal marijuana. This was the view shared yesterday by Prof Jayaraj Jayaraman, a biotechnology and plant microbiologist at the University of the West Indies (UWI), as he appeared before a Joint Select Committee on Social Services and Public Administration chaired by Dr Dhanayshar Mahabir at Parliament Building, Tower D, Port-of-Spain. The proceedings…

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A billion-dollar industry, a racist legacy: being black and growing pot in America

A billion-dollar industry, a racist legacy: being black and growing pot in America

By | Commentaries/Opinions

What does it take to succeed as a young black entrepreneur in a sector largely dominated by white men seen as daring trailblazers? By Rose Hackman —  Three years ago, Jesce Horton, a former engineer in his early 30s, quit his corporate job to set up his own small, family-owned cannabis cultivation business in Portland, Oregon. Horton is part of a nascent industry that netted $6.7bn last year and is projected to reach $50bn by 2026….

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FraserNet Announces its 2018 PowerNetworking Conference Key Speakers and Programs

FraserNet Announces its 2018 PowerNetworking Conference Key Speakers and Programs

By | News & Current Affairs

Cleveland, Ohio – FraserNet, Inc., has announced that its 2018 PowerNetworking Conference (PNC) will be held July 4-8, at the Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center, on the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This year’s conference top global experts will focus their training on financial literacy, business development and wealth building through personal “subject matter” excellence, effective networking and collaboration.

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