Is Barack Obama the First President of African American Descent?

April 17th, 2014 in Posted 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…

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Why It Pays (Literally) To Love Your Children

March 14th, 2014 in Posted 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…