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Archive for January, 2009

25
Jan

Obamanomics – “We the People” can solve this crisis better than any bailedout CEO

Given the reaction of businesses and households to the recent Government intervention plans, I’ve rethought the next approach. There are three options for bailout money; give to businesses, give to households or give to State governments. The next question is which businesses, households or States should receive these funds. What if we gave the American public the power to determine what companies deserves money through regular mall purchases. The power of the households at the cash register is more powerful than any ballot box.

Our problems stretch across so many industries because of the rapid business growth. Businesses are currently bigger than U.S. households can support with cash or credit. As long as households were spending beyond their cash holding, due to increasing property values, businesses grew. Now if the government supports the current business model of over heated overhead to stave off layoffs, we will not fix the problem, just delay the inevitable shrinkage. Especially given the fact that the American people need to take a financial management course that emphasizes the killing only what you can eat and saving a strong nest-egg. 

People are not spending money due to fear of lay offs, hence the consumer sentiment index is lower than it has been in its 41 year history. Unlike Reaganomics of the 1980’s, which gave concessions to the wealthy and businesses in order to give them a greater ability to provide jobs, Obamanomics is a term created by political pundits that places the concessions with the majority of the American middle class. Instead of top down politics, Obamanomics contemplates a bottom up approach where the vast majority of Americans are empowered to create their own opportunity as opposed to waiting on the slave owners to have money left over from yacht and personal jet purchases to throw us a bone.   $400 billion should go directly to households… Read moreRead more

22
Jan

Just because I love you and you love me, doesn’t mean we are meant to be

Lyric of the week

 

 

 

Jazmine Sullivan

20
Jan

That invisible whites only sign is now down

20
Jan

This is a very powerful moment in America; this country defied an ugly piece of it’s past

David Dent- NYU Professor

20
Jan

He has replaced our excuses with an example

His father left him before he was 2 years old.  His mother was a single mom, once on food stamps. At times he was raised by his “Big Mama”.  He is accomplished, distinguished and thoughtful hearted.  He is married to his “baby mama”. His qualities and ability to commit to something greater than he, has delivered to him a strong woman, loving children, a prestigious degree and control of the greatest country on Earth.  He has replaced our excuses with an example.  

God bless the Obamas and the United States of America…

19
Jan

My four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.

Quote of the week

 

 

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

8
Jan

If Hip-Hop never existed – Ten questions

In thinking about the main African-American subculture prior to the Hip Hop era evolved, maybe, just maybe it has not had a negative effect at all. Maybe the sum total gain or loss has not changed. In my conversations through this site I’ve spawn a new perspective.

Let’s divide history into two different parallel universes and compare them side by side:

The first of which is the universe we currently live in:
Run DMC, Death row records, the Death of Tupac, the Simmons, and P-Diddy empires, Common and Vitamin water contracts, Baggy clothing, Allen Iverson body art and the Swagga and speech patterns of 106 & Park, “KnawI’m sayin”

The second parallel universe would have been as such:
We go back to 1983 when Black people were listening to Zapp and Roger, Atomic Dog and the Isley Brothers, Teddy P. and Tina Turner and we also enjoyed a little Duran Duran, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Culture Club from pop culture that spawn Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul etc. If we continue on that path without the Hip-Hop pioneers in this paradigm and not have Cool Herc, Cool Moe Dee, LL Cool J and Run DMC, where MC Hammer & Will Smith never had a cross over market to bust bars on pop albums to gently introduce the mainstream to the art form of rhyme flow, there would not be a Hip Hop culture. We would not have united under a common threat of flavor and style. This would have eliminated the specific markets of Clothing and product positioning such as 20’ rims and fat gold chains.

In which of the above universes would we as a subculture:
1. Have been less susceptible to birth rates of chemically dependent babies? Read moreRead more

8
Jan

“There’s room for more love. I think a little less anger, a little more love; I think the music would be a lot healthier. I think it’s just a little one-sided now.”

Quote of the week

 

 

LL Cool J

http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/special/hiphop/

1
Jan

Economics 2009 – What to expect

Within the first quarter we will inaugurate the first African American President. He gets to jump right in to a brewing pit of fire snakes. The biggest economic shake up of the first quarter of ’09 will be the bankruptcies of many major retailers; this will have a ripple effect on the lower middle class who depend on such service jobs. Christmas sales were not a savior as they are normally.

I have been sickened to my stomach at the rapid pace of retail outlet openings over the past 3 years. Read moreRead more