I am proud of being African-American, even though I don't believe that I or anyone else should be "black for a living." We have to be able to compete on a level playing field like everyone else, and we can. We have. We do.
The American recession has become the black community's depression, but we still have tremendous power. What would happen, if this holiday season, we only shopped at companies that were truly committed to giving us jobs and helping us thrive?