What Is The African American Economic Agenda?

It is now March 2013 and Black History month is over. Now what is our agenda for the 24/7, 365 days ahead?

Lack of focus and unity still plague us. The foreclosure rate in the Black community is still 80% higher than Whites. Black unemployment shot up from 13% - 14% but the true unemployment rate is closer to 30%. 26 million Blacks lost their jobs during the Great Recession of 2009, along with all the wealth gained since 1984.

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Why Are Many African-American Home Owners One Pay Check Away From Being Homeless?

This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.

Over the past forty-years, more and more African-Americans purchased homes and thought they were finally getting their piece of the American pie and living the dream of home ownership.  

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Will you Retire in Comfort or End Up Working at Wal-Mart in your Golden Years?

This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.

In 2011, how is it even possible to save enough for retirement, when millions of middle class Americans have a full-time job and still make barely enough to get by each month?

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Is Financial Illiteracy The Driving Force Behind the Foreclosure Epidemic?

This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.

So, my wife and I were invited to be a part of the ‘Stop The Killing Rally’ in Pine Hills, (Orlando, FL a few weeks ago), at the J-Mart in the parking area. There were tents, food, speakers, singers, musicians, dancers, mimes and other entertainers and activities.

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