I have a problem with a recent Business Insider story: “Self-Segregation is What’s Keeping African-Americans Out of Silicon Valley. ” When an article like this rears its head, it provides a superficial rationale for closet racists and “meritocracy” ideologues that love to point fingers at minorities and shout, “They are the problem! The status quo is completely fine!”
Let’s face it: doing business today isn’t like it was even 30 years ago. Your customers are different, but what about your staff? In the new book “The Diversity Index” by Susan E. Reed, you’ll see how you can strengthen your workplace by letting go of certain archaic practices in hiring.
In response to CNN’s Black in America 4, The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley, countless watch-parties emerged here in Austin, TX attended by African Americans who had a sincere interest in identifying and overcoming obstacles that hinder the development of minority technology start-ups.
Despite modest salary gains this year for recent graduates, high unemployment still poses a problem for young job seekers. But according to a recent report [PDF] by the Graduate Management Admission Council, there are good signs for 2011 graduates–especially for those who earned Masters in Business Administration degrees.
For her fourth Black in America documentary, O’Brien asks why, according to industry analyst CB Insights, less than one percent of all venture capital money went to digital startups with African-American founders in 2010 – and she profiles a unique, technology-focused “accelerator” developed to help African-American digital entrepreneurs secure funding to establish their businesses.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– African-Americans’ buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015, according to The State of the African-American Consumer Report, released today, collaboratively by Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy, and The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a federation of more than 200 Black community newspapers across the U.S.
The most important question for Americans, particularly African Americans, today is: “Where are the jobs?” But, another question is circulating in the wake of Friday’s jobs report: “Where did you find yours?”
s America redevelops its economy, now is the time to redesign a black economic infrastructure, rooted in innovation, entrepreneurship and global trade — all of which are important for job creation.
Source: DeVan Hankerson, Politic 365 In a packed Convention Center conference room escaping D.C. humidity one recent week, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) posed a central question: “In the 21st century will Black Power look like it looked in the 20th century?” Panelists invited to answer the question included usual suspect Dr. Michael Fauntroy, an Associate […]
While economists and politicians debate about how best to solve the Black unemployment crisis, and people like Cornel West and Tavis Smiley demand satisfaction for the Black community, BET founder Robert L. Johnson has a theory of his own.