Harry R. Jackson, Jr.
I specifically speak to homeownership as a critical component of much-needed wealth creation in the Black Community. The creation and accumulation of generational wealth will level the economic playing field for blacks and other minorities.
Both conservatives and liberals will need to hear from the minority church; the black church, with experience at social change, must take the lead in tackling the problems of family formation, poverty, and personal freedom.
As one who has dedicated the majority of my adult life to advocating for righteousness and justice for all people, this was not a political or party meeting — it was a divine appointment. I would have a chance to once again represent the voiceless to the highest office in our land. I would be able to appeal on behalf of the incarcerated and their families.
After watching part of the presidential debate; I asked myself that question. While the economy has recovered significantly from the Great Recession of the late 2000's, a disturbing trend is emerging.
"You're getting your inheritance early." Those were my father's words to me as he explained that he was taking money that he might have left me in his will and spending it on my private school tuition.
At first glance it would seem that the Republican Party is determined to ignore the minority vote this election year. After all, its presumptive nominee is a man with unprecedented unfavorable ratings among Blacks, Latinos and other communities of color.
Donald Trump's highly publicized meeting with a group of black pastors was met immediately with reactions ranging from skepticism to condemnation.
The recent racial unrest at the University of Missouri reignited the growing controversy over the existence and nature of "white privilege."
Is white privilege causing the problems at The University of Missouri? The simple answer is no. Let me explain why.
As technology changes, so does the job market. Two centuries ago, most low skilled workers would have found work as farmhands, while a century ago they would have been employed in a factory. Today they are most likely to work in the service industry, whether in retail, food service, janitorial services or as personal care aides in a nursing home or hospital.