Category: Black Economic Development

‘Ghettos’ Didn’t Always Mean Black

October 12, 2019
Today, for many Americans, the word “ghetto” conjures images of run-down and crime-ridden African American segregated areas—“inner cities,” in a common euphemism. This connotation is relatively recent; it has only become mainstream in the past 70 years or so. Beforehand, the term was primarily associated with Jewish urban quarters, and its changing meaning illustrates the…

Black Durham in the Jim Crow South

September 30, 2019
Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) - Kindle edition by Leslie Brown. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading

How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped one neighborhood over more than five decades

September 9, 2018
Black Power activist Stokely Carmichael, (2nd from left), visiting Barry Farm Dwellings in 1967 with community organizers from the Southeast Neighborhood House, including Phil Perkins (far left). (Image courtesy Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution The story of Washington, D.C. is really a collection of story lines, each one focused on a different neighborhood. While

The Past Isn’t Past: The Economic Case for Reparations

March 28, 2015
“The past is in the past; it’s time to move on.” That’s a common response to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ eloquent essay in The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” and his recent discussion with Bill Moyers. But that sentiment betrays a fundamental…

Obama Takes the Lead on Doing Business with Africa

August 7, 2014
Obama Doing Business in Africa    Obama Takes the Lead on Doing Business with Africa Washington, D.C. (United States) (OFFICIAL WIRE) August 5, 2014 EXECUTIVE ORDER   ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of
The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.