There is good news about race in America: almost one-third of black Americans are middle class today, and the number and wealth of black-owned businesses is growing. The challenge is to spread the prosperity and bridge the large gap to the poorest blacks.
David Hill/The World & I Ken Chenault, president and COO of American Express: When he attended Bowdoin COllege in the early 1970s, he told fellow Afro-American students he would work to change the system from within.
Introduction One of the most remarkable developments in America in the last 25 years has been the emergence of a strong, vibrant black middle ...
The Rise of the Black Middle Class For the first time, black Americans responded more favorably than whites to the question of whether they were better or worse off financially than the previous year. ...
Recognize the Genuine Diversity of Black Americans American history is full of myths and fables that serve to
teach us many important lessons and help unify us as a nation.
These stories are rarely true, yet they are often accepted as
fact. This practice is usually harmless, as in the case of the
well-known story about George Washington cutting down the
cherry tree. However, occasionally some myths are simply
dangerous and defamatory but are perpetuated because they
serve someone's agenda. ...