Renowned Economist Urges African Americans To Change Spending Habits
Apr09

Renowned Economist Urges African Americans To Change Spending Habits

With the actual unemployment rate of Blacks in America over 50 percent, the nation’s economy must turn around and produce more jobs if Blacks have a chance of survival,” wrote economist Dr. Claud Anderson, who notes that today “blacks spend approximately 95 percent of our income outside of our communities. Only two percent remains in black hands inside the black community.”

Anderson’s comments reflect deep concerns that despite high black unemployment, black America’s buying power just keeps on growing—and not in the right direction.

You Know What They Say About Payback
Apr08

You Know What They Say About Payback

Last month in a L.A. court, prosecutors asked an L.A. Superior Court judge to set bail at $25 million for Marion 'Suge' Knight, who is being charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges after running down two men with his truck, killing one of them.

The Union Leader’s Fight For Increased Wages For Low-Income Workers & Empowering Communities
Apr08

The Union Leader’s Fight For Increased Wages For Low-Income Workers & Empowering Communities

Over the past decade, Michael Green has helped transform the face of the local labor movement in Los Angeles—and with it, the chance to create real career opportunities for middle class workers, blue-collar workers and low-income people.

As the Los Angeles County Regional Director for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) successfully went up against former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger—blocking his 2005 pension reform proposal that would have cut benefits for firefighters; spearheaded a transitional housing program working with homeless shelters; and pushed for employee universal healthcare coverage.

One On One: Jussie Smollett
Apr08

One On One: Jussie Smollett

Currently breaking records on primetime is Lee Daniels’ new Fox series, “Empire,” starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. The show, which reeled in 17 million viewers for its season finale last month, has made a star out of 31-year-old Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon, one of three sons vying to head their father’s hip hop music label.

As a child actor and older brother of actress Jurnee Smollett, Jussie co-starred in a number of films, including “The Mighty Ducks” and “North.” Having signed a recording contract with Columbia Records and with a second season of “Empire” in the works, we’ll be seeing a lot more of Smollett in the future.

Dwight Freeney Claims Foul Play In Lawsuit Against Bank of America
Apr08

Dwight Freeney Claims Foul Play In Lawsuit Against Bank of America

The last thing NFL linebacker Dwight Freeney wanted to do was go public with the very private nightmare he’s been enduring for the last two and a half years.

As a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, who played for the Indianapolis Colts for ten years, Freeney has made a living in an industry rife with financial scandal. A recent study found that a whopping 78% of NFL players, both current and retired, have experienced bankruptcy and that is just where Freeney almost found himself in 2012.

Nation of Islam Minister Blames America’s Arrogance for Anti-U.S. Sentiments & Rising Radicalism
Apr07

Nation of Islam Minister Blames America’s Arrogance for Anti-U.S. Sentiments & Rising Radicalism

Nation of Islam Minister (N.O.I.) Tony Muhammad says “America’s foreign policies” helped create the radicalization of young Muslims.

The head of the Western Region of the N.O.I. told LA Focus last month that although “ISIS has an extreme way of getting the world’s attention,” we are in no position to take a high moral ground—not with America’s track record on global violence.

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