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Black Middle Class

The Myth of the 'Good Negro'

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 11.08.2015 | Black Voices
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

We feel like we have done all of the things that we are supposed to do to be successful, accepted and respected. We are liked by the people who know us. We are thought of as good people and great neighbors -- but what about the person who doesn't know us? Even when you're a so-called "good black," you still have to prepare yourself for all of the indignities of daily life as a black person in America.

St. Louis' Spanish Lake, White Flight, and the Shrinking of the American Middle Class

Umar Lee | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Umar Lee

The decline of Spanish Lake isn't just about white flight, it's also about de-industrialization and the weakening of organized labor. What happens to neighborhoods built for factory-workers when the factories close?

The New Definition of Success

Patricia Knight | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Patricia Knight

At the Inbound Conference, held recently in Boston, Arianna Huffington spoke about how success is often measured in terms of money and power but wisdom, physical well-being and giving back are equally important measures of a life well lived.

Post Office Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Black Voices

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - While delivering mail on Chicago's North Side, Lakesha Dortch-Hardy spoke about how muc...

White Denial and Black Middle-Class Reality - Part 2

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 10.27.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

Denial is a fixture of contemporary racial discourse. Reflecting segregation and the entrenched nature of white privilege, the efforts to deny through citing a mythical black middle-class, as if the black middle-class reveals some post-racial reality, defies the facts on the ground.

The Black Middle Class

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

If history is any guide, the recovery in jobs will trail the economic indicators, and the recovery for black workers in higher wage brackets will trail even further.