OAKLAND – When nationwide sales organizations seek a trainer for far-flung representatives, the name Edwin Edebiri, M.B.A. is one of the first to come to mind. Edebiri brings his strategies to life in a new book Creating a Brighter Future which he will sign at 23rd Annual Holiday Kwanzaa and Christmas Gift Show, December 13th […]Read More Creating a Brighter Future unveiled Dec. 13-14 in Oakland
It was very appropriate on Thanksgiving Day to have the opportunity to watch an array of Congressional Black Caucus members at Williams College in Massachusetts hosted by Gov. Deval Patrick to discuss the CBC and President Obama. Not only were they thankful for the prospect of having an opportunity to visit the White House for […]Read More A lot to be thankful for
There is grumbling over the possible retention of Defense Secretary Robert Gates by President-elect Obama, among those who feel it is backtracking from the original impetus of the campaign–opposition to the war in Iraq. In fact, the news that Iraq’s parliament overwhelmingly passed the status of forces agreement, (meaning they had more democratic involvement in […]Read More Obama deserves credit for Iraq deal
This series of 11 interview segments is part of Digital Tipping Point, a documentary and Interet archive on open source software produced by Christian Einfeldt. They feature John William Templeton, a widely published historian, journalist, and business commentator. John is president and executive editor of eAccess Corp. in San Francisco. As editor of the San Jose Business […]Read More Digital Tipping Point
If you’ve had the gnawing feeling that the size of the various government bailouts was a lot more than had been discussed, Kathleen Bender of the San Francisco Chronicle offers the best estimate I’ve seen so far: $8.5 trillion. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/26/MNVN14C8QR.DTL&tsp=1Read More The $8.5 trillion free market
We’ve heard the phrase Citigroup is “too big to fail” a lot in the last few days. The proper phrase should be Citigroup is “failing because it’s too big.” Somehow the analysis applied to automakers has been absent from banks. No one is able to watch the far-flung operations of myriad subsidiaries in 100 countries […]Read More Break up Citibank while we can still get our money back
I watched the election night results about a half mile from the Lowes Motor Speedway outside Charlotte, N.C. During the campaign, the “NASCAR” voter was apparently supporting Republican candidates. The speedway like most tracks around the country is covered with logos for the major automakers. Although the once verboten imports are prominently displayed, the sports’ […]Read More Where would NASCAR be without the Big 3?
The lightning fast way in which Paulsen and Kashkari (carrying cash out of the Treasury) have doled out $250 billion to megabanks stands in poignant contrast to the fact that most of the $125 billion dedicated to Hurricane Katrina relief still has not been sent to the people of the Gulf Coast. A group of […]Read More Is Detroit the new Katrina?
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-MD, had the opportunity to lay out his personal anguish about the Congressional Black Caucus’ act of bipartisanship to change votes to support the $700 billion bailout from the Treasury Dept. Grilling Neel Kashkari, the 35-year-old former Goldman Sachs analyst put in charge of the plan, in the House Oversight Subcommittee, Cummings […]Read More Are we chumps?
Reimagining the Future With Obama: Being Aware, Organized and Engaged Dr. Maulana Karenga It is not difficult to recognize or respect the remarkable moment in the history of this country that the election of Barack Obama represents, nor the profound and particular meaning it has for us as a people; or the significance it holds […]Read More Karenga on the future with Obama
The prospect of 70 additional days of the Bush administration’s bungling of the economy means we’ll see more flipflops like Secretary Paulsen’s announcement that the expressed reason for the $700 billion bailout — the purchase of “toxic assets”–actually isn’t what he wants to do with the money in the first place. Rising numbers of unemployed, […]Read More Oops, I really didn’t mean that $700 billion…
As we celebrate Veterans Day, it is fitting to recognize the first American to die for this country. Crispus Attucks was slain by British soldiers in the Boston Massacre in 1770, the first of millions of African-Americans to fight for a country that has continued to circumscribe their rights to this day. Today, when 20 […]Read More Remember Crispus Attucks
Radio One, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROIAK and ROIA) today reported its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. Net revenue was approximately $86.2 million, a decrease of 2% from the same period in 2007. Station operating income(1) was approximately $34.7 million, a decrease of 17% from the same period in 2007. The Company recorded a […]Read More RadioOne now reaches 82 percent of African-Americans
I knew that North Carolina would go for Sen. Barack Obama early Tuesday morning when I was sitting in my sister’s car about to leave the garage in the Charlotte suburb of Harrisburg, just next to the Lowes Motor Speedway, and a realtor drove up to the house across the street. My sister is a […]Read More How N.C. was won
The best part of watching history Tuesday night was the excellent presentation of election coverage by TVOne. While watching the returns in a party in suburban Charlotte, N.C., I mentioned to the gathering that there had never been wall-to-wall coverage of an election by a black television network. Because of the disgusting stereotypes of African-Americans […]Read More All things are possible
No one who has viewed the 2008 election could deny the powerful presence of the Creator in the unpredictable paradoxes that have brought us to this historic moment. It was fitting that the Friends of the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel at Howard University presented a national prayer vigil for the nation on Sunday evening. Led […]Read More Lift ev’ry voice and sing
With all the excitement about the choices on Tuesday, Nov. 4, with overwhelming turnout of black voters already in early voting, there is less awareness about another set of choices Nov. 6. When Sen. Obama chose networks for his 30-minute buy, he included RadioOne in the package, an important vote of confidence in one of […]Read More Another vote on Nov. 6-for black-owned media
Let’s consider some ways that the United States government has spread the wealth. Since the beginning of the Republic, Congress has generously granted “public land” for private purposes. An example is the 155 million acres awarded for construction of the intercontinental railroads. The same year as the Emancipation Proclamation, Congress awarded 160 acres of public […]Read More Spreading the wealth
Blackparentguide.info provides parents with the tools to channel their energy into the educational success of all children. It links the best research and practices for learners of African descent into a simple, practical resource which allows parents to drive the pace of their child’s learning experience.Read More Keep that energy flowing past Tuesday
The misleading characterizations of Sen. Obama’s analysis of the unfinished agenda actually ignore the fact that Sen. Obama’s assessment is exactly the same of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was shifting the focus to economics and ending poverty at the time of his death. The annual State of Black Business report demonstrates the depth of the disparity.Read More Unfinished agenda of civil rights movement