Most of you have read the scare-mail about the person whose kidneys were stolen while he was passed out---well, I want to let you know that I, too, have been the victim of a horrendous crime!" But I've also discovered I'm not the only one. There are literally thousands of women who are being ripped off daily. I've been searching frantically to find out Who Stole My Body?
This is the season for cotillions and now botillions, scholarships, luncheons and banquets, opportunities for those who have, and for those who work for companies who have, to send as many students to college as they can -- or so they say. Or do they send as many students to college as they can?
College has become more competitive as higher education has become a more prized commodity in the global workforce. Even the once "self-made" man and woman, whose entrepreneurial spirit once shunned education, had better have an MBA from some top tier "B-school" (business school), or have someone working for them who has one, in order to compete.
When you gamble, at some point, all bets may come off the table, because for some, either there is nothing to lose, or there is nothing to gain.
As a people, Blacks may have come to the point where all bets are off.
We've reached a point where everyone knows that they don't really have to care about us. There is no incentive to do right by us on any level because we haven't done what we need to do to control our communications, our economy or anything that we actually could have controlled.
'If you build it, they will come', is a false notion that is commonly held by new business owners. It takes considerably more thought and action to find customers, get them to buy what you are selling and keep them coming back for more. Marketing is crucial to your business bottom line because it takes your services and products to the public. How else will the world know about your delicious muffins or fabulous jewelry line? So hunkering down and making a clear marketing plan is paramount to driving revenue to your business.
If there are more than nine million of us according to the 2004 US Census, why are there only a little more than two hundred thousand of us making $100,000 or more? Maybe it's because we were never meant to live the American Dream.
More than forty years after the end of the baby boom, black Americans born between 1946 and 1964 "are no better off relative to whites than their parents and grandparents" were in terms of income, according to a Duke University study. Black baby boomers have not closed the income gap, even though they have made strides says the researchers.
So what are the states where Black baby boomers are making at least $100,000? Once again, the answers may surprise you.