Sunday, February 26, 2012

I paid a bribe

This Indian web site was used in Kenya recently. I paid a bribe.

Clutch Magazine: Is Hip-Hop to blame for rampant consumerism

Some light reading for fun. Clutch. Clutch is a black oriented style magazine.

Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Insight - ICCED

Insight is an organization supporting strategies to close the racial wealth gap. Such strategies include: child care, money management training, workforce skills development, car loans to get to work, and legal services. They are based in Oakland, CA.

Their official mission is: "The Insight Center for Community Economic Development is a national research, consulting, and legal organization dedicated to building economic health in vulnerable communities. Our Mission is to: Develop and promote innovative solutions that help people and communities become, and remain, economically secure."

OK, we are getting our "stuff" together some expect a lot more links

How shall, I say this, some resources have freed up so we can be more active with our postings. Things are looking good.

Evil Black Economist

US goverment budget simulator

Here is a nice budget simulator to help you understand where the US federal government spends it's money. Here is the link. The web-site's point of view is stablize the debt.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Robert Johnson (ex-BET) Companies creates opportunity website

The Robert L Johnson Companies has created a new website aimed at expanding corporate opportunities for minorities as potential employees and suppliers. Robert Johnson received approximately $1 billion dollars from the sale of Black Entertainment Television to Viacom in 1991.

The site has two purposes: 1) to serve as the preeminent site to link linking corporate purchasing managers to minority suppliers and 2) to network together corporate recruiters looking for minority talent and potential employees.

The website was announced by Mr. Johnson during the national press club newsmakers event held on February 1st, 2012.

Notably, during his new conference, he discuss one of his proposals to expand corporate leadership positions. He is asking that large companies voluntarily interview one minority candidate for each open position.

Here is the press release.

Here is the link to the RLJ Companies. The website is interesting because you can see his portfolio of businesses including the Charlotte Bobcats, real estate, resort, film, automotive sales and finance companies.
"Money makes money."