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Black Friday came and went I the midst of protests from the injustices perpetuated on black people in general and black men in particular. Protests were held at Malls and department stores and there was an attempt to protest the Thanksgiving Day parade…and believe it or not it worked! The projected profits from black Friday fell 11% and sent the stock markets reeling. Most of it was black dollars the buying power that has been underestimated in the system [and you know when I say the system it is the system of white supremacy and its economic component] and misunderstood by our community.
“In 2014, $50.9 billion was spent during the 4-day Black Friday weekend, down 11% from last year. While approximately 133 million U.S. consumers shopped during the same period, down 5.2% from last year's 141 million.”
I have to see numbers on paper to understand the power we have as black consumers because we have been told so many times that our black dollars are useless.
But the Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association writes this:
“Black buying power continues to increase. It is currently $1 trillion, but is forecast to increase up to $1.3 trillion by 2017. Population growth and increased educational attainment are key factors in the uptick in Black consumer power according to the “Resilient, Receptive and Relevant African-American Consumer 2013 Report.”
Lasana K. Mack, founder and executive director of APPEAL, Inc., based in Washington, D.C.
“We should begin to spend a substantial portion of those dollars with Black-owned businesses; we should be depositing substantial amounts of those dollars in Black-owned banks.”
Welcome to Bill Martinez Live, hosted by an unapologetic AMERICAN U.S. Marine of Mexican descent who knows why people come to America but demands that immigrants come through the front door and that the rule of law is respected. Bill Martinez Live waves just one flag and has no use for hyphenated hearts torn between the 4th of July and some other foreign flag. We put the United States over party politics and broadcasting our unstinting praise of this great land to 250 American cities through CRN, BML syndication and the ever popular Blog Talk Radio platform.
Republicans & Democrats have lost a grasp on life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for ALL Americans. Bill Martinez Live helps us regain it. Listen in to the show to hear every facet of the issues but keep your eye on God and the exceptionalism to which he has urged on America and its people. Our nation is at a crossroads but remember your solemn birthright fellow Americans as "We the People". See more at: http://billmartinezlive.com/about-the-program/#sthash.tooJ0atj.dpuf
Conservatives are perceived to be at a disadvantage when it comes to social justice. We simply must get better at thinking and talking about it. And we have a lot to offer. Liberal progressivism is very flawed in its perceptions of social justice, and its policy prescriptions are often disastrous. It is no accident that after nearly a decade of the left's ascendancy, American society is bitterly divided and increasingly convinced that social institutions have been hijacked to enrich a few favored groups with both money and power.
Social justice is a goal that challenges every generation. It is never achieved completely, but we must keep trying. The holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to ponder this transcendent ideal of our Judeo-Christian heritage.
American Vernacular is a 60-minute, public affairs problem that discusses the political, economic, social and cultures issues facing our nation from an urban and secular perspective. Every Friday we present the Weekly Recap to highlight the important news stories of the week. Musician-turned-journalist Sandra Booker, and affectionately known as "America's favorite angry, black woman" hosts this hard-hitting and no holds barred show. Tune in and join the conversation with the nation at 3:00PM PT, Monday - Friday. Visit us on line at www.americanverancular.org
American Vernacular is urban radio for urban people, progressive radio for progressive people and radio for we the people.
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Dining for one saves time and money. Ladies, when you walk into a restaurant and see a man dining alone, what’s the first thought that comes to mind? After my divorce I dined alone for years at my favorite restaurant J. Alexander’s in Michigan and also in Houston after moving there. My favorite moments were when I had time to reflect and think.
Fellas if you’re always out on a date with a woman; how will you ever know yourself ? It’s a distraction when going through the “self discovery” season of life. Here is the up side to dining alone: Women from across the room desperately try to make eye contact with you hoping you’ll approach them to say hello. Secure confident men will give her a pass knowing he’s in “self discovery mode.” Many times I wonder…
” What are ladies thinking as they sit for happy hour? “
I would wave and gently smile walking by headed out of the restaurant all while thinking…
“Ladies you have just been given a pass; because I’m not too far removed from the man I use to be.” Fellas be EPIC and know you don’t have to stop and talk to every beautiful face in the room when you’re in “self discovery mode.” Stay encouraged.
Tune in tonight at 6PM (CST) / 7PM (EST) as we discuss "Dinning for 1?"
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A detailed look into the plight of the African Diaspora here in America and throughout the world.
Upon obtaining his Master's Degree in Social Studies-Citizenship, Jones worked vigorously in the Philadelphia Public School system. As a professor, he also teaches courses in the area of Community Leadership and Humanities. An accomplished lecturer, writer and public speaker, Jones has become a beacon of hope within the community as he strives to continue his focus concerning the improvement of the socio-economic and political conditions of the African born Americans as well as descendants of the African Diaspora. He continues to work with at-risk youths helping them to develop and utilize critical thinking skills through his workshops and lectures. This show will explore the issues of our times as we continue to expose the obstacles in our way of cultural, political and socio-economical liberation from the clutches of systemic racism white supremacy. As Dr. Neely Fuller once stated, "If you do not understand white supremacy everything else you know will only serve to confuse you."
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On this episode of Community Investor with host, Larry Muck learn more about crowd funding and private equity funds with Matt Burk, CEO of Fairway America. He'll share his thoughts on creating better private equity funds, crowd funding, and supporting transparency and integrity for investors.
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Lovers of Bobblehead dolls unite! On this episode of Smart Companies Radio with host Kelly Scanlon, Phil Sklar the co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will stop by to chat. Sklar explains why he gave up the security of his job; Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young; and Manager of Treasury Analysis and a Corporate Financial Analyst at Sensient Technologies Corporation to head up a life-long “bobblehead” dream in Milwaukee.
The QTI Power Hour hosted by Jason Lofton and Steve Kucharski.
Jason and Steve today will discuss the Thawing of relations between the United States and and Cuba as well as the news surrounding Sony Studios and the hacking and threats from North Korea. Is America running scared?
Jason Lofton is President and CEO of QTI, a diversified player in all aspects of construction throughout the Midwest. To learn more about the hosts, go online: http://www.qti5.com
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