An African American blog of politics, culture, and social activism.
BY: CAITLIN SHAMBERG
A new documentary produced by VH1 is premiering at SXSW just in time for the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots. “Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots” (narrated by Snoop Dogg) talks to rappers, rioters, victims and police who remember the uprising. “Rebellions, revolutions, sacrifices have to be made… [...]
Source: The CSR Africa Daily
The Nature Challenge Africa, a green business initiative launched in August 2011 by Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) Kenya, in partnership with NETFUND concluded with an Award Ceremony aimed to recognize entrepreneurs who came up with innovative, green business proposals aimed to empower entrepreneurs to develop [...]
Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, co-hosts of the “Smiley and West” radio program, talked about their recently launched “Poverty Tour,” which will take them to 16 poor communities across the U.S. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communities. Topics included President Obama’s economic advisers and he recently passed debt ceiling bill. Professor West [...]
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched a “For the People” Jobs Initiative Monday, including nationwide job fairs and town hall meetings in response to alarmingly high unemployment rates in America.
A job fair and town hall at Cleveland State University in Ohio will be the first part of the CBC’s initiative.
One of my dearest friends turned 55 at the end of July. He is one of those black men who will not appear in headlines.
He is a guy who has reared three children stayed married to the same woman, a wonderful woman, for nearly thirty years through the ups and downs of long-term marriage. By [...]
NBA legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson this morning announced that he is joining and investing in Detroit Venture Partners, a VC firm that invests in seed and early-stage technology companies primarily located in the heart of downtown Detroit, as its fourth general partner.
The Hall of Fame basketball star will be working with the founders of the [...]
Members of the Seattle Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council and the UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center who joined an inter-generational group organized as Black Women & Men For Union Jobs and representatives of the Coalition for Equitable Union Empowerment at a rally for equitable hiring held Saturday at the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19 Union Hall [...]
Preparing Young People for the Digital Creative Economy
In an age of globalized competition, creativity matters more than ever before. Together, the artists, designers and media makers who make up the creative economy bring forth unique and powerful ways of thinking, seeing, expressing and innovating. Their work shapes culture and it moves markets.
Despite the need for [...]
The economy and jobs will be big issues in Washington again this coming week.
While unemployment among the general population is about 9.1 percent, it’s at 16.2 percent African Americans, and a bit higher still for African American males.
CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reports that, historically, the unemployment rate for African Americans has always been [...]
President Obama addresses the Manufacturing Economy, and ensuring Higher Education leading to Good Jobs!
(Props to www.jackandjillpolitics.com for the feed & text)
Addressing concerns over the economy, President Obama focused this week’s address on a new partnership involving the private sector and community colleges aimed at strengthening the workforce. Still, speaking to economic concerns, the President [...]