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Helping The Little Man

May 5th, 2014 in

I would be a liar if I told you that all we need to stop the endless march of racism in America is another protest civil rights movement because the lack of a transformation into an inclusive machine is at the core of racism gaps in education and economics. Like the one I experienced as…

Racism in the NBA

April 28th, 2014 in

Even as the NBA is marketed as the premier sports for Blacks, this week saw more evidence that racism is inescapable in this country. The owner of the L.A. Clippers is facing scrutiny after an audio recording surfaced  where he allegedly makes a flurry of disparaging remarks about Blacks, including revered L.A. Lakers legend Magic…

Is Race No Longer Important?

April 23rd, 2014 in

There’s no doubt that America’s demographics are changing. According to a report by the Huffington Post, a new study by the Pew Research Center has showed how American perceptions of race have shifted to a more nuanced view. A majority of respondents even viewed President Obama as being “mixed-race” as opposed to being Black, changing…

Is Barack Obama the First President of African American Descent?

April 17th, 2014 in

Has America Had 5 Black Presidents? Barack Obama is widely lauded as the first Black President, but that doesn’t mean he may be the first president of African descent. As historian J.A. Rogers noted in his book, “America’s Five Negro Presidents”, several men who have held the top office in the land may have roots…

Tony Brown Detroit March 2013

Why It Pays (Literally) To Love Your Children

March 14th, 2014 in

by Tony Brown  A strong work ethic and a significant improvement in education — without some asset accumulation like homeownership — cannot close the overall well-being (three-quarters that of Whites) gap for Black Americans. For example, no matter how hard Blacks work or how well educated they become, they cannot close the inequality gap unless…

The Existence of Tony Brown Is an Empirical Reality

December 30th, 2013 in

When confronted with the need for logical evidence of his existence, circa 1642, René Descartes, the French mathematician and philosopher, was forced to certify his own existence. His response was to develop the most famous dictum in the history of philosophy: “I think, therefore I am.” It was a radical solution to the radical doubt,…