Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Giving Up the Weed

Actor and rapper J Rock of Big Brovas fame has been smoking marijuana for 14 years and is desperate to give up.

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http://ancestralhealing.blogspot.com/2006/02/giving-up-weed_20.html

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Black History Films

100 Black Men of London are holding several film screenings including:
  • Black History Films on Wednesday 15th February
  • The Marcus Garvey Story on Saturday 18th February
  • The Olaudah Equiano Story on Saturday March 4th

For more details, click here.

See also: Black History: AntiSlavery Resources

Cross-Community Forum + Rendezvous of Victory

Keywords: Black Film, Black History, African Caribbean UK

Friday, February 10, 2006

BLACK ENTERPRISE ANNOUNCES LIST OF 50 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS

By Delroy Constantine-Simms

Two Chairwomen and 11 CEOs Highlight List, But Playing Field Still Not Level

In February's Black Enterprise, "The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business." Featured are Starcom MediaVest Group CEO Renetta McCann; Verizon Senior VP Jerri DeVard; and BET Chairwoman, President and CEO Debra L. Lee.

BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) President & CEO Earl "Butch" Graves Jr. has announced the publication's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, as featured in the magazine's February 2006 cover story. The list includes two chairwomen, 11 CEOs and 13 presidents, representing the top echelon of women in business. The final tally was culled from hundreds of potential candidates across numerous industries-including the finance, food/beverage, media, entertainment, communications, and government sectors. The final 50 have authority over budgets totaling billions of dollars and control subsidiaries, divisions, or departments that affect the fiscal health and direction of their businesses. They range from senior managers of multinational corporations to founders of some of the nation's largest black-owned businesses.


While the complete list totals 50 women - the largest number to appear on similar lists compiled by BE in 1991 and 1997 - there remains a lack of African American women in the C-suite. Despite the progress women executives have made, recent data finds that an abysmal 1.1% of black female executives reach corporate officer or top-earner status (Source: Catalyst, 2005). "While we're glad to see our list nearly double since 1991, the fact that there remain few African American women in the C-suite shows that corporate America can do much more to help close the gaps," said Graves. "The powerful women on our list, including cover subjects Jerri DeVard, Renetta McCann, and Debra L. Lee, clearly demonstrate that American businesses need contributions from a diverse group to remain a vital, competitive force in the global economy."

About the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business List:

Over a six-month period, editors from BE reviewed biographies, resum├ęs, and conducted interviews with hundreds of potential candidates. All candidates were judged based on the following criteria: the extent to which her clout inside the company has a direct impact on revenues, profitability, product development, and brand position; the scope of her career; her ability to influence the direction of major corporations, nonprofits, and institutions through board membership; her unfettered access to the CEO, top management, and corporate board; and her industry-wide reputation. Women who hold positions in diversity, human resources, legal affairs, corporate communications, and other staff management areas were not eligible.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Black Progress: The Best Kept Secret in America

Actually, although I am glad to see this progress happening, it is no more than we deserve - Zhana

By Delroy Constantine-Simms

Over the 1990s, there was a 30 percent decline in the black poverty rate, and, in 2000, the black poverty rate reached its lowest point ever recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. Along with the decline in the numbers of blacks in poverty, there were significant increases in the numbers of blacks in the middle and upper classes. For example, between 1994 and 2004, the number of black households earning $100,000 or more a year tripled.

The decline in black poverty and the growth of the black middle class has been missed by many. The black legal scholar Derrick Bell, for example, claims that today there is a large racial underclass and precious few blacks in the middle and upper classes. The important black public intellectual, Henry Louis Gates Jr., argues, The 60's generation now seems to be presiding over the permanent entrenchment of a vast black underclass.

The current issue of the Thora Institute's Black Directions report on The Size and Politics of the Black Middle Class shows conclusively that the assertions by Bell and Gates are false. Although black public intellectuals are repeatedly claiming that there is a crisis of bad values and behaviors in black America, there is little evidence to support these claims.

In addition to the positive news about black poverty and the black middle class, the current issue of Black Directions discusses other positive developments in black America around out-of-wedlock births, teenage pregnancy and crime over the 1990s that have been missed by the black pundits.

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