n John Sayles’ 1984 movie The Brother From Another Planet, a card shark is riding a northbound A train that is about to make the 66-block jump from Midtown to Harlem. “I have another magic trick for you,” he says. “Wanna see me make all the white people disappear?” The conductor announces the train is going express, skipping the Upper West Side; white passengers disembark. Continue reading “White Americans have a hard time picturing a middle-class black neighborhood”
Hip Hop artist Young Dirty Bastard, the son of late rapper and producer Ol’ Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan, is launching his own cryptocurrency in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), he announced in an interview with Yahoo Finance Tuesday, March 6.
In African American News, Housing and Urban Development secretary Ben Carson hasn’t exactly been a champion of low-income families, even going so far as to claim that “poverty is a state of mind.” The rule was initially created by the Obama administration. Continue reading “Ben Carson Forced To Give Better Housing Access To Low-Income Families”
Hope Wiseman is a 25-year-old set to become the country’s youngest black female owner of a cannabis dispensary.
The dispensary, Mary and Main, is set to open in winter 2018 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. It will offer medical marijuana in the form of a variety of products. With a medical recommendation, customers will be able to buy cannabis sativa and indica at Wiseman’s shop, as well as cannabis tea, edibles, balms and tinctures. Continue reading “At 25, Hope Wiseman is set to become the Country’s Youngest Black Cannabis Dispensary Owner”
Wealthy black people account for approximately 4% of the nation’s top-earning households and the wealth gap between them and the average black person is staggering. Continue reading “The State of America’s Wealthy Black People”