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Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson, speaking at The National Press Club, on 4/8/2013 said the nation “would never tolerate white unemployment at 14 and 15 percent.” Black unemployment has been double that of white Americans for more than 50 years. The black youth unemployment rate is more than 40 percent nationally. In some cities, unemployment for black working-age males is more than 50 percent. Let’s look at this, but first let’s look at some history.From 1900 to 1954, blacks were more active than whites in the labor market. Until about 1960, black male labor force participation in every age group was equal to or greater than that of whites. During that period, black teen unemployment was roughly equal to or less than white teen unemployment. As early as 1900, the duration of black unemployment was 15 percent shorter than that of whites; today it’s about 30 percent longer. To do something about today’s employment picture requires abandonment of sacred cows and honesty.
Why don’t we as black people support black business? I have a theory as to why we don’t but I wanted to hear it from my colleagues, friends, and business associates. Below is a list of reasons I was given when I asked other blacks why they thought blacks don’t support their own:
They give poor customer service
They are only trying to make a quick buck and don’t care about their customers
They sell cheap products / below average services at exponentially high prices
They don’t guarantee their products / services
They are very unprofessional / ghetto
The #1 reason given by blacks for not supporting black owned business is that black businesses are ghetto & unprofessional. Sadly in some cases this is true but when it’s not and those businesses that .
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Today we continue our conversation on professionalism, but discuss the effects of the unprofessional individual in the workplace. Your organization has (if not I recommend) guidelines for your employees to follow regarding their work behavior and consequences for not following the guidelines. Listen and learn the consequences of unacceptable or unprofessional conduct. and make your own decision for your future.
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Enjoying their air conditioning, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo bring you another edition of the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show.
In perhaps the most asinine (every sense of the word) NBA Finals in history, is 2013 revenge likely for the Spurs? What has been the biggest issues for Miami? Can San Antonio keep winning without more production from their stars? Mike does what he does best, defend those no one else is defending. It's his public service. This week, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade are his clients. They've been getting criticism, but did maybe LeBron and Wade actually handle themselves well under unprofessional circumstances by reporter Bobby Ramos?
Henrik Lundqvist reached his first career Stanley Cup Final. Unfortunately for him, he ran into an Los Angeles Kings buzz-saw. With a stranglehold on the series, does New York have any chance of a comeback? How can this Kings edition be compared to 2012's championship team? Where does the 2014 Los Angeles Hockey Club rank among the great squads of recent memory?
MLB already has its asinine debate topic of the season. Gregory Polanco has reached the show! With it being more than just a cup of coffee (pun very much intended), should Polanco have been with the Pirates sooner? What are the conspiracy reasons as to why Pittsburgh waited to call up one of their prized possessions?
Those never criticized. Those who are beloved. These are the people Mike can't stand. Despite past failures and a scandal, Phil Mickelson is often left alone by the media. Did Phil prepare us for another disappointing major performance with some arrogant comments?
No matter the conditions, they never cramp. The Howitzer and Buzz-saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time....
This week on Sunday Night Dead we are joined by Mike Boler co-host of Prime Time Paranormal on Dead Air as we discuss some of the cancers that have been plaguing the paranormal field including self appointed "regulators", fame seekers, religious agendas, the immature, the unprofessional, and (sadly) much more. Join us Sunday at 8 eastern for what should be an interesting show.
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TOPIC: Fighting Temptation and Winning the Battle over my flesh!
TODAY'S DISCUSSION: Many of us have problems with controlling our minds (what we think) and emotions (how we feel) and sometimes it seems we are losing the battle and yielding to the temptations that make us act ungodly, immoral and unprofessional. So what can we do, to help win this on-going warfare between good and evil?
SCRIPTURE TEXT: (1 Corinthians 10:12) Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. (10:13) There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
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Convicted of murder, but exonerated years later, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter has returned to His Lord, at the age of 76.
Maintaining his innocence since the triple-murder charges in 1966, in Patterson, N.J., he became for many, a symbol of the insipid racism and rush-to-incarcerate black men, which many argue, exists today.
I recall vividly, his bald, shiny head and goatee mustache. He looked then, that he could go a few rounds for the middleweight championship.
On Monday, SCOTUS ruled in favor of a Michigan voter initiative, banning the use of race, as a factor in admission into college. In a remote sense, this conjures the discussion we had on Critical Discourse, regarding the efficacy of admissions exams for NYC “elite” high schools.
The reaction was swift, but most strikingly, one of the justices, Sonia Sotomayor, in dissent, harshly criticized the decision, going as far as accusing the majority in the 6-2 ruling, of being “out of touch…”. In my view, such a public tantrum is unprofessional and in bad taste.
But, to be frank, couldn’t one argue that a college should have the right, as opposed to the obligation, to consider race?
What will this mean for black and Latino students, who purportedly will be “locked out” of opportunities for [material] advancement?
THIS DECISION DOES NOT GRANT A COLLEGE THE RIGHT TO USE RACE AS A REASON TO DENY ADMISSION!
Incidentally, Cliven Bundy made some controversial comments, with regards to race, which are worth discussing
AS ALWAYS – I can’t wait for the discussion, which is always better when you come on board and share your insights, views and expertise
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