Why culture mimics the mood of the music

Amiri Baraka, formerly known as Leroy Jones, has put together one of the most revealing explorations through the history of American culture ever compiled in book form. On the surface, Blues People is an analysis of Black music. But if you are willing to dig deeper into the mind of Baraka’s Blues People, you will begin to understand how a people’s culture closely mimics the mood of their music. Continue reading “Why culture mimics the mood of the music”

J.C. Watts – What Color Is a Conservative?

It is important that Black people consider all sides of the political spectrum. Right and Left wing politics, Liberal and Conservative politics, Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green Party as well as Independent politics should all be analyzed in order to develop the best solutions and strategies to benefit and uplift the Diaspora.

J.C. Watts, former Republican Senator from Oklahoma’s predominantly White 4th district, espouses one paradigm of Black politics in the 21st century. In his book What Color is a Conservative?, Watts distinguishes himself as not only a crafty politician, but a Black republican with a backbone, something that is rarely found among Black Republicans of today. Continue reading “J.C. Watts – What Color Is a Conservative?”

Investing vs. Speculating and the Rule of 72

Within the last 5 years this county has experienced one of the biggest booms in market history and somehow managed to experience one of the biggest market bust. During this same time, the number of millionaires in this country has skyrocketed while the number of people living in poverty increased at the same rate.

With such a dichotomy between success and failure over the same time period, how does an individual plan their financial future? On the one hand we have investors who made millions of dollars investing in the market, and on the other hand we have millions of speculators who did the opposite.

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Xodus: An African American Male Journey

The subtitle of Xodus, “An African American Male Journey”, fits Baker-Fletcher’s work perfectly because reading this book will cause you to embark on a comprehensive journey through the mythical, cultural, political and religious reality of Black men in America.

Baker-Fletcher’s extremely detailed writing style in combination with his thorough examination of the Black male experience makes for a truly remarkable but sometimes challenging reading experience. Continue reading “Xodus: An African American Male Journey”

The Richest Man In Babylon

The Richest Man In Babylon, originally published in the 1920s, is a timeless classic that provides a financial foundation for anyone seeking lifelong prosperity. This book is the tale of the ancient city of Babylon, which is depicted as the wealthiest city of the ancient world.

By piecing together a series of well-told parables, The Richest Man In Babylon is able to teach critical financial lessons by explaining how the city of Babylon went from rags to riches. Continue reading “The Richest Man In Babylon”

The 5 Worst Mistakes An Investor Can Make

As more and more American households invest their money into the stock market, it seems as though more and more American households lose money in the market. Whether your only exposure to the ups and downs of the stock market is in a 401k, or you are a “day trader” who lives and dies by the sword, it is crucial for your family to have some extent of its wealth in the market.

You may be asking yourself, Why is it crucial for me to invest in the stock market if so many people are losing their shirts? The answer is simple; with no risk there is no reward. Continue reading “The 5 Worst Mistakes An Investor Can Make”