Economics

New Polls: Baby Boomers Find Conservatism Depressing (VIDEO)

Two new polls published by Gallup offer an interesting look at the Baby Boomer Generation, those Americans born between 1946 and 1964. Researchers at Gallup found Boomers are more than likely to be of a conservative ideology when it comes to their politics, and also show a significant rate of depression. Perhaps it’s not surprising that we often consider conservatives as old people who seem to be angry about everything. While Boomers may not think of themselves as old, most will admit to being pissed off about something most of time.

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Black Wall Street Pt 2 Of 2 – YouTube | Black History 2015

Black Wall Street Clears The Myth That African Americans Never Acquired Wealth In America.

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Black Wall Street Pt 1 Of 2 – YouTube | Black History 2015

Black Wall Street Clears The Myth That African Americans Never Acquired Wealth In America.

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Dr. Umar Johnson “The Influence of Ebonics on the Hip-Hop Culture” Ebonics Conference – YouTube


Dr. Umar Johnson “The Influence of Ebonics on the Hip-Hop Culture” Ebonics Conference

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10 things not to buy in 2015 – MarketWatch

Bottled Water

Bottled Water is Number 3 on this list. But check out what environmental experts have to say.

Scares over possible water contamination have helped boost demand for bottled water over the last few decades, experts say. The American public thinks bottled water is going to be safer and cleaner than tap water, says Mae Wu, attorney in the health program at National Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., but “for the most part, that’s not true.”

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Black poverty is state violence, too: Why struggles for criminal justice and living wage are uniting – Salon.com

Employment racism and economic racism is deadlier than the gun. Economic racism kill generations relegating generations of Black and Brown peoples to the margins of society.

Employment racism die-in

For the second time in a week, the swelling protests against police brutality and an unequal criminal justice system coincided with planned labor strikes at low-wage employers yesterday, and for the second time, protesters joined forces, combining the struggle for a living wage with the struggle for the right to live free of police violence.

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This Rare Tupac Interview is an Awesome Assessment on Why It’s Hard For Some Black People to ‘Bootstrap’ Themselves Out of Poverty – Atlanta Blackstar | #OYRchallenge


Rapper Tupac perfectly explains why it’s so hard for Black people to ‘bootstrap’ themselves out of poverty.Video by americanafricaneducation radio.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industial Complex – Ruthie Gilmore – YouTube | #OYRchallenge


Professor Ruthie Gilmore speaking at the The Revolution Will Not Be Funded:Beyond The Non-Profit Industrial Complex conference, which was held April 30 – May 1, 2004 at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

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Top Designer at Pinterest Delivers Compelling Explanation About Being Black in Silicon Valley – Blerds

Top Designer at Pinterest Delivers Compelling Explanation About Being Black in Silicon Valley – Blerds.

Justin advises teaching simple coding to our young. He also determines that the survival of Silicon Valley will depend on its fixing its social climate.

Blacks and Silicon Valley

White People’s Fear of Discussing Race Holding Back Diversity Progress in Silicon Valley? – Blerds

Maxine Williams

Discussing race in profitable environments is a must, so says Maxine Williams of Facebook, one worldwide social media entity. Why is it critical to clear safe spaces for African Americans? Technology affords all the ability to work in groups or independently. For minorities, it is the option to work in healthy spaces devoid of most race-based micro-stressors that recent studies claim contribute to, if not cause, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other stress related illnesses. Another plus it the potential for above average revenue — if you are dedicated. Will technology become the leveling playing field for African Americans? It might well be.

Facebook’s global head of diversity, Maxine Williams, is taking a different approach to addressing the discussion of race in Silicon Valley, and, according to her, there’s no room for people to be sensitive about the subject.

via White People’s Fear of Discussing Race Holding Back Diversity Progress in Silicon Valley? – Blerds.