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Economy Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Buy Black and Bank Black: Movement in the US Gains International Attention

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Atlanta, GA — The “Buy Black” movement draws the attention of a French news outlet. In this video you’ll hear from Killer Mike (Rapper, Activist), Dr. Boyce Watkins (Author, Economist), and Sharif Abdul Malik (Founder, WeBuyBlack) who withdraws money from Bank of America to deposit into a Black owned bank. This video was originally posted on France24.com, September 27, 2016 Also See:  Newark As Model City National Town Hall…

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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

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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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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The Government Shutdown and the Collateral Damage

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — As I write this, our federal government has been shut down for 27 days.  At first, it seemed like a gamesmanship joke, like who was going to blink first.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and (CA) Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) didn’t look like they were blinking when 45 said he would “own” the shutdown to get his wall.  He’s not owning it now – he…

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RiseUp Detroit (Teaser) – The Revolutionary evolution of Black Detroit during the 60’s

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RiseUp Detroit chronicles the Revolutionary evolution of Black Detroit during the 60’s. Featuring activists JoAnn Watson, Frank Joyce, Helen Moore, Rev. Dan Aldridge, Elliot Hall, Esq., Charles E. Ferrell and others. Produced by Junius Williams, for the Center for Education and Juvenile Justice. In partnership with Wayne State University, Rutgers University (Newark), Washington University (St. Louis). Research by Peter Blackmer. Video and Editing by 248 Pencils.

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You Can't Have Capitalism Without Racism - Malcom X.

The American Economy Is Rigged — And what we can do about it.

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NOTE: No mention of the centrality of racism and sexism the plays in “rigged” capitalism. I put rigged in quotes because it’s redundant to call capitalism rigged! Capitalism has always been rigged against the vast majority of the people: those exterminated or enslaved by capitalism’s founders and those who eventually became the proletariat all over the world. Hence, this essay is fundamentally flawed in its attempt to explain why their…

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Religions In Africa 1900 – Today. Why Are Africans Poor?

Religions In Africa 1900 – Today. Why Are Africans Poor?

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By Daniel Mwambonu, The President of Global Pan Africanism Network (GPAN) — Percent of Population Practicing Indigenous African Religions (1900, 1970, and 1990), and Percent of Population Practicing Major Religions in Africa Today (Indigenous Religions, Islam, and Christianity) The continent of Africa is home to many indigenous religions: Vodun, Ifá, Badimo, Dini Ya Misambwa, Ọdinani, and countless others. A century ago, these were the dominant faiths across the continent, but today,…

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Nobody would mistake Cory Booker for a radical.

Cory Booker’s Big New Policy Idea Isn’t Reparations, but It’s the Closest a Presidential Candidate Is Going to Get

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By Jordan Weissmann — Sen. Cory Booker did not come out and propose reparations for black Americans this week. But the policy idea he rolled out on Monday might be the closest thing that we can expect to see from a serious presidential contender going into 2020. The senator from New Jersey, who is gearing up for a White House run, plans to introduce legislation soon that would create a “baby bond”…

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When Black Men Defended Brett Kavanaugh in Baltimore

When Black Men Defended Brett Kavanaugh in Baltimore

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The conversation is happening. Will you be a part of it? By Nick Fouriezos, OZY — What happens when you get a room of 100 Black men from Baltimore discussing new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh? Or Colin Kaepernick and policing? What about President Donald Trump and the economy? You get the first episode of Take On America With OZY, taped at the War Memorial in Charm City with the midterm…

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A toilet roll next to 2,600,000 bolivars, its price and the equivalent of US$0.40 at a mini-market in Caracas.

Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro And The People

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For the empowered Venezuelans, their socialist ideology is part of their identity. It is what and who they are, writes Les Blough. By Les Blough, teleSur — In his article, ‘Venezuela’s Monetary Revolution Vis-a-Vis Economic Sanctions,’ Nino Pagliccia reports on the new economic model based upon the petroleum-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, introduced in March of this year. The new initiative brings a series of economic measures to begin on August…

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Slavery Routes: For All the Gold in the World

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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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