On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, we’re updating our look at how the economic disparities between whites and blacks have persisted over the past half-century.
My colleague Michael A. Fletcher published a big piece Wednesday noting that the United States hasn’t made much progress in closing the economic chasm between blacks and whites since the March on Washington 50 years ago.
Money gives a sense of pride to some. It is a means of expressing love to others. Our money relationships can be positive depending on our motivations.
“I started thinking about everything in my life that I pay for – from my home to the food I feed my kids. I love my kids and I love my home and when I pay money to house and feed, I am really expressing love. I am Paying Attention with love in the form of money. That is the only thing that is really happening. Money is simply a means of expressing love. From this moment on, every opportunity that I have to give money or pay with money, will be intentionally Laced and Graced with unconditional love, gratitude and appreciation.
Here, I thought I was the one giving, but I received a great deal more than I gave.”
AFRICANGLOBE – A coalition of Black media owners, professional and political organizations are calling on African American consumers across the nation to begin immediately to redirect a minimum of $20.00 per week in spending to Black-owned businesses.
The initiative being called “The Million Dollar Black Spending Power Campaign” is being organized by local groups in a number of key cities. It’s projected that even with minimal support this effort may turn one million dollars per week back into predominantly Black communities throughout the country.
People sometimes find themselves in a situation where they don’t quite fit in, and they are cast aside by others that do. It hurts that person’s feelings to know they are being pushed away from others. A new study finds that it also hurts the people doing the pushing, as it is not in our nature to exclude others.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would bring it in line with its historical borrowing power, which peaked in 1968, and indexing it to inflation would prevent Congress from having to repeatedly raise it to keep up with rising costs. The current wage would be $10.40 had it been indexed to inflation in 1968.
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama plans to meet with several Republican senators for dinner on Wednesday as part of his effort to revive talks to tackle the nation’s long-term deficit, a congressional aide confirmed.
President Barack Obama answers questions from the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 22, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
President Barack Obama on Monday called on the nation’s governors to lobby their respective congressional delegations to prevent the looming sequestration cuts set to kick in Friday.
At the annual gathering of the National Governors Association, Obama urged the bipartisan group of state executives to review the state-by-state reports issued by the White House Sunday outlining how the more than $1 trillion in across-the-board cuts would affect their constituents. Obama also addressed state and federal partnerships in infrastructure and education.